Tasbeeh-e-Faatimi – To Remove Tiredness and Gain Strength for Ibaadah

When one wishes to remove the tiredness and fatigue that overcomes one due to engaging in difficult work, or when one wishes to gain extra strength in order to engage in more worship of Allah Ta’ala, then one should recite the Tasbeeh-e-Faatimi before retiring to bed.

Tasbeeh-e-Faatimi is to recite Subhaanallah 33 times, Alhamdulillah 33 times, and Allahu Akbar 34 times.

عن ابن أبي ليلى، حدثنا علي، أن فاطمة عليهما السلام أتت النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم تشكو إليه ما تلقى في يدها من الرحى، وبلغها أنه جاءه رقيق، فلم تصادفه، فذكرت ذلك لعائشة، فلما جاء أخبرته عائشة، قال: فجاءنا وقد أخذنا مضاجعنا، فذهبنا نقوم، فقال: على مكانكما فجاء فقعد بيني وبينها، حتى وجدت برد قدميه على بطني، فقال: ألا أدلكما على خير مما سألتما؟ إذا أخذتما مضاجعكما – أو أويتما إلى فراشكما – فسبحا ثلاثا وثلاثين، واحمدا ثلاثا وثلاثين، وكبرا أربعا وثلاثين، فهو خير لكما من خادم (صحيح البخاري، الرقم: 5361)

Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports: On one occasion, Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) went to the house of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to explain the difficulty she was experiencing while using the hand mill. The news reached her that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had received some slaves (so she had thought of requesting Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) for a slave to assist her in her daily chores). However, (upon reaching the home,) she did not find Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) present, hence she informed Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) of the reason for her visit.

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) reached home, Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) informed him regarding the request of Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha). Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then mentioned: Subsequently, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to our home when we were retiring to bed. (Upon seeing him,) we intended to wake up (out of respect for him), but Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) told us to remain as we were. He then came and sat between us, until I could feel the coolness of his feet close to my stomach (i.e. due to his mubaarak feet touching the side of my body).

He then said, “Should I not show you something better than what you had requested (i.e. better than a slave to assist you in your daily chores)? Before retiring to bed, recite Subhaanallah 33 times, Alhamdulillah 33 times and Allahu Akbar 34 times, for certainly this is better for you (in assisting you in your daily chores) than acquiring a slave.”

(According to another narration,) Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) further said, “I did not leave out this practice from the time I heard it from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).” Someone present asked him, “Not even on the night of Siffeen (i.e. the night of the Battle of Siffeen)?” He replied, “Not even on the night of Siffeen.”


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