بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
“Tasbeeh of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) is to declare His perfection and to glorify Him by removing any fault, deficiency, weakness or similarity to creation from Him.”
سَبَّحَ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
“Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah , and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” [Al-Qur’an-Surat Al-Ĥadīd (The Iron):01]
I need to improve my connection with Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) by making His tasbeeh a part of my everyday life! The following is a simple action-plan that I intend to follow in order to inculcate tasbeeh into my life, insha Allah:
- Salah (prayer) time provides us with the best opportunity to make tasbeeh, as it is already an allotted time for the ibaadah (worship) of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى). Tasbeeh must be done after each salah. My routine sometimes makes my salah hasty and hollow. I need to rectify that by making sure that I do tasbeeh after each salah, focusing on quality when time is a genuine constraint and quantity too, wherever I can grab the opportunity.
- Teaching kids is a good way to keep ourselves in check. For example, showing them something amazing and then saying “SubhanAllah“; or, doing the tasbeeh of “SubhanAllah” while descending from the stairs along with children.
- Take a rosary along with me when I go for a walk, and doing tasbeeh of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى). This can also be done when waiting at the doctor’s or when travelling.
- Put up ayah 1 of Surah Hadeed in my room soon so that I can keep seeing it and repeating it.
- Forward this verse, its translation and merits to numerous people including my siblings.
- Whenever I feel down or depressed, remember to recite “La ilaaha illAllah” (“There is no god worthy of worship except Allah”). Write down this amazing tip and pasting it inside my cupboard! Moreover, sharing this tip with others too.
- With a hectic routine involving kids and household chores, not only do I feel down mentally sometimes, I actually do become tired physically. I learnt through Surah Hadeed that when one is tired, it is best to glorify Allah and do tasbeeh. This was the valuable advice given by Rasul Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم to his daughter, Fatima رضى الله عنها.
One act of goodness leads to another. Remembering and glorifying Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) is recognizing His greatness and perfection. This is ma’arifah (recognition) of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) – which leads to increase in faith, and which in turn takes us to righteous deeds such as infaaq (spending for the sake of Allah). May Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) increase us in our eemaan. Ameen.