Using the Misbahah to say Tasbih

Q 4: What is the ruling on using beads for Tasbih (saying: "Subhan Allah [Glory be to Allah]") as many worshippers do; there are those who consider it a Bid`ah (innovation in religion), and others who deem that it is not, citing the Hadith reported by Abu Hurayrah in the narration of Al-Bayhaqy and Abu Dawud?

A: We do not have anything authentic to cite regarding using beads in Tasbih after performing Salah (prayers), as the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used his fingers in Tasbih. That was proved to be true, and it is preferable to use the right hand following the example of the Prophet (peace be upon him). (Part No. 24; Page No. 206) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.