Wisdom of the number of Takbeer after obligatory prayers
Fatwa No: 133307

  • Fatwa Date:16-3-2010 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 1, 1431
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Please expalin regarding the tasbee
• Allaho Akbar (34 times)
• Alhamdu lillah (33 times)
• Subhan Allah (33 times
what is the reason that we have to read 34 & 33 times,


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.


We do not know the wisdom of determining the number of Takbeer after the obligatory prayers by 33 times or by 34 times as in some sound Ahaadeeth.  However, we are ordained to obey Allaah and His Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and we are ordered to follow his Sunnah in all cases whether or not we know the wisdom. Allaah Says (what means): {Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the meeting with) Allaah and the Last Day, and remembers Allaah much.}[Quran 33:21] Allaah further Says (what means): {And if you obey him, you will be [rightly] guided.}[Quran 24:54] For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 81736 and 92705.

Allaah Knows best.

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