Tasbih is an Islamic way of blessing, devotion, and thanksgiving. Tasks include reciting certain numbers of lakhs (syllabic lines) to praise God, in the traditional manner. It is usually recited aloud with a few strokes of the Rabbani (forearm muscle). Recitation is done slowly and deliberately so that the message is deep and lasts. Like prayer, it is an act of worship or homage to Allah. The object of reciting Tasbih is to inform everyone of the name of God and to encourage good behavior.
TASBih is a generic term for an Islamic way of blessing, devotion, and thanksgiving, that uses recitation of sacred scripts to praise God. It is also sometimes used to express sorrow and regret, similar to the English words bless you, thanks for what you have done, and bless others. For the Arabic language, tasbih means “rounding your feet over your blessings.” It is commonly repeated a few times, using both hands or the Arabic “mufawara” to keep a tab of the count. Many Muslims around the world consider tasbih to be an important part of the day, a sacred pre-night meal that is enjoyed together with the family before retiring to bed.
The meaning of prayer tasbeeh is to praise and glorify God. The Arabic word tasbih literally means “incline or height”. Muslims use it to remind them to humble themselves before God. It is an imperative duty to make dua (pray) to Allah twenty-four times daily and at sunset. The best way to start the day is by reciting tasbih (Allahu Akbar). Anyone who cannot do so, must stand or sit as well as make du’a at least thirty-three times.
One of the best-known stories about tasbih is found in the hadith books. A group of Mubarak (orphaned) followers of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) went on a mission to carry out God’s will. They went to the place where Allah wanted his followers to put their faith, called al-Fitr, in Mecca. Upon reaching the destination, they were dismayed to find out that God had changed the day and time.
Many hadith narrations describe how the group of travelers was visited by the angels of God and told that they should return to Mecca and wait for the messenger of God to come. When they returned, they were told that the prophet had died. The narrator then goes on to relate how the group of believers came back to their home and started performing regular prayer, reading the Quran and tasbih till the day of judgment. This was the beginning of the religion Islam.
Now, what makes tasbih special is that the believer must recite the Quran or the hadith before performing any Muslim prayer. In addition, he must also make sure that he is wearing the right clothing according to what is mentioned in the hadith. One thing that is unique to Muslim culture, when one performs tasbih he has to stand while reciting the hadith or the Quran. This is to remind him of Allah whom he is reciting to.
Another interesting part of tasbih is that all Muslims are not supposed to stand when reciting the hadith or the Quran, which is one thing that prompts a question in our minds. What is interesting to note is that tasbih is not limited to Muslims, even non-Muslims have the opportunity to perform it. In fact, there is one thing that all Muslims have in common; they are supposed to recite the Quran or hadith every day, in the main article we will not be discussing that. But, for the purpose of this main article let us assume that everyone in the family performs this main activity of daily Muslim ritual called tasbih.
For anyone who is curious about why it is important to recite the Quran every day, it is because Muslims are expected to lead their lives in a way that is pleasing to Allah, by performing tasbih, one is showing him his deeds and his commitment to Islam. To read more about tasbih, you can visit an online website dedicated to covering Muslim rituals, such as tasbih, Islamic rituals, and Islamic books. Also, another good source of information is your local library. If you know anyone in your area that is a Muslim and also recites tasbih regularly, then you can always find them and arrange a dinner meeting with them. In fact, there are many good things that can happen if you do get them to start reciting tasbih, like getting closer to Islamic principles, Islamic scholars, and all other believers.