Friday, 17 December 2021

Tasbeeh Or Not Tasbeeh?

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: "Every innovation is misguidance and every misguidance is in Hell fire!" [] For those who insist on scrutinizing acts and calling them Bidah (innovation) should pay attention to the following Fatwa.

Ibn Taymiyyah:

Question: When one recites Qur'an [in Salah], and he counts [the verses] with a prayer beads in Salah, will his Salah be rendered void or not?

Answer: If it's intended from this question that the person counts the verses, or he counts the repetition of one Surah; for example, the Surah قل هو الله أحد with prayer beads, then there is no problem in this; however, if from the question something else is intended, then one should explain it, and Allah knows best".

Source: Al-Fatqwa Al-Kubra. Vol 2, Pg. # 333.

The following things can be deduced from the aforementioned ruling:

1. Using a Tasbih is permissible;

2. Using a Tasbih inside Salah is permissible;

3. Repeating one specific Surah several times, whilst counting it with a Tasbih in Salah, is absolutely fine.

The aforesaid three points are not proven from the Prophet (saw) nor Salaf.

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