Meaning of Tasbih

A: The manner of lauding Allah is performed by much uttering of Tasbih (saying: "Subhan Allah [Glory be to Allah]"), (Part No. 7; Page No. 113) Tahlil (saying "La Ilah Illa Allah [there is no god but Allah]"), Tahmid (saying: "Al-hamdu lillah [All praise is due to Allah]"), and Takbir (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]"), as well as making much Du‘a’ (supplication) and Istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah). You should also describe Allah (Glorified be He) in the way He describes Himself in His Glorious Book and on the tongue of His honest Messenger (peace be upon him). We recommend you to read "Al-Adhkar" by Al-Nawawy, "Riyadh-ul-Salihin", "Al-Kalim-ul-Tayyib" by the Shaykh of Islam, Ibn Taymiyyah, and "Al-Wabil Al-Sayyib" by Ibn Al-Qayyim.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.