The Tasbih of Fatimah is a special kind of Dhikr which is attributed to Sayyada Fatimah bint Muhammad SAW. It is the zikr given by the Prophet of Allah (SAW) to Sayyadah Fatima (RA) when she asked the Prophet of Alllah (SAW) for a servant.
In this article, we will be looking at the tasbih Fatima benefits and the full Hadith in English.
What Are The Tasbih Fatima?
Tasbih Fatima is saying SubhanAllah (33 times), Alhamdulillah (33 times) and Allahu Akbar (34 times) before going to bed.
Tasbih Fatima Benefits
The benefits of tasbih Fatima is if you recite them before sleeping, it will served as one of the ways that aid you in fulfilling your needs. Similarly, if you sleep, you will sleep upon the remembrance of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.
It was also said that the one who persists in doing this will find strength in his body that will make him independent of the need for a servant.
There are similar version of this tasbih that were reported from different companions of prophet Muhammad SAW.
Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him):
“Whoever glorifies Allah (says Subhan Allah ) thirty-three times immediately after each prayer, and praises Allah (says Al-hamdu Lillah) thirty-three times, and magnifies Allah (says Allahu akbar) thirty-three times,
this makes ninety-nine, then to complete one hundred says La ilaha ill-Allah wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulk wa lahul-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shayin qadir (There is no god except Allah Alone, with no partner, His is the power and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things)
his sins will be forgiven even if they are like the foam of the sea.” (Reported by Muslim 597).
Tasbih Fatima Full Hadith
It is reported on the authority of Ali that Fatima had corns in her hand because of working at the hand-mill. There had fallen to the lot of Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) some prisoners of war.
She (Fatima) came to the Prophet (ﷺ) but she did not find him (in the house). She met A’isha and informed her (about her hardship).
When Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) came, she (A’isha) informed him about the visit of Fatima. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) came to them (Fatima and her family). They had gone to their beds. ‘Ali further (reported):
We tried to stand up (as a mark of respect) but Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: Keep to your beds, and he sat amongst us and I felt the coldness of his feet upon my chest.
He then said: May I not direct you to something better than what you have asked for?
When you go to your bed, you should recite Takbir (Allah-o-Akbar) thirty-four times and Tasbih (Subhan Allah) thirty-three times and Tahmid (al-Hamdu li-Allah) thirty-three times, and that is better than the servant for you.
Source: Sahih Muslim 2727
These two hadeeths explain what a person should recite before going to bed and after fard Salah.
The second is the hadeeth of Alee, may Allah be pleased with him, and Faatimah bint Muhammad, may Allah be pleased with her.
Faatimah complained to her father about her experience with the hand mill and she requested a servant from her father.
But he SAW said, “Shall I know guide the both of you to something better than a servant?” Then he SAW directed them to it, which is: if they go to bed, they should recite the Tasbeeh thirty-three times, the Tahmeed thirty-three times, and the Takbir thirty-four times.
He SAW said; “This is better for both of you than a servant.”
Therefore, it is recommended for one to recite Tasbeeh thirty-three times, Tahmeed thirty-three times, and Takbeer thirty-three or thirty- four times, which makes a total of one hundred, when one lies down to sleep.
|34||ٱللَّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ||Allahu Akbar||Allah is greater [than everything].|
|33||ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ||Alhamdulillah||All praise is due to Allah.|
|33||سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّٰهِ||Subhanallah||Glorified is Allah.|