Prayer Tasbeeh is a traditional way of praying for the coming of the Messiah and the end of days. It is usually done at the end of a Muslim religious ceremony, such as a wedding or funeral. The prayer consists of three phrases, which are recited in Arabic by a Qari Abdul Nasir Sayid.
Prayer Tasbeeh can be recited silently or aloud, depending on the circumstances. The prayer concludes with the phrase, “In halal, salam al-khayyma”. The translation means, “in Islamic law, worship is permitted to the one who has been predestined to it”. In other words, whoever the celebrant is, his religion is taken into consideration when performing this prayer.
There are several forms of prayer Tasbeeh. The Qari Abdul Nasir Sayid is reciting silently, consisting of 20 letters. In some traditions, this prayer is read aloud. In other traditions, the recitation is optional. The Qari Abdul Nasir is recited three times, once in a loud voice and then once quietly in your mind.
The Qari Abdul Haqee is also known as the Prayer of the Handshake. In this tradition, two hands are raised above the heart, palms facing each other. This sign is used to signify unity in the face of adversity. Then, two or three times, the Hands of Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter, are squeezed into the palms, while the prayer is being uttered. The hands are afterwards joined in a prayer for peace.
Another tradition called Tawakkul Rumi is a set of poems or a lyric written to praise the mosques and the holy places. This form of tasbeeh was popular in pre-modern times in Iran. This tradition is similar to poetry, in that both employ narrative and imitation. However, tasbeeh that is recited in this way requires specific guidelines. It is not permissible to include curse words or images.
The Qasida can be another form of tasbeeh, consisting of seven lines of verse recited silently, focusing on Allah. The Qasida begins with the words, “In the name of Allah, the merciful and kind.” Then it is followed by the names of Allah and is ending with the phrase, “amen.” If you choose to follow this tradition, it is not necessary to memorize the complete poem.
Finally, the prayer of Ihid-Al-Kavish is a simple recitation of Allah’s glory. Like the Qasida, it is not required to recite the entire poem. In fact, the praying of Ihid-Al-Kavish is much more effective when the recitation is accompanied by some sort of musical instrumental piece, such as a basis or a chakra.
There are many additional options for a person wishing to prayer tasbeeh. They may wish to do so outside of the mosque, or even at home. The tasbeeh must conform to all norms of Islamic law, and must be done under an observant and knowledgeable gaze of a leader who understands the value of tasbeeh. It must also be done with utmost reverence and sincerity. Praying tasbeeh helps to build a relationship with others, and instills a deep sense of spirituality.
A typical recitation can go something like this: for Allah, grant me the favor of having a seat beneath the tree of life o to give my requests to the unseen and unheard o my religion which is Islam o to give thanks to my creator for giving me this right and privilege of my relationship with my brothers and sisters in Islam
It is imperative that a person recites the entire prayer in a smooth, melodic voice. This is not limited to vocal quality but includes the intonation and rhythm of the prayer. Some people will pray silently, or in whispers. Others will allow the nasd for only a few seconds. There are many other options available to the prayer tasbeeh participant.
The leader will be responsible for determining the level of recitation required, as well as the timing of the recitation. There are no strict rules regarding the order of the prayer. Each leader will decide it is proper based on their personal assessment of the prayer. Often, they will combine the two major prayers into one short prayer. This has the benefit of freeing up time during the morning commute, for Islamic students on the move, or before a class.
When you sit down to do your personalised tasbeeh, make sure you are in an environment that is comfortable. If you are sitting in a classroom or at home, the room may be too warm or too cold. Listen to your surroundings. Is there background noise? Can someone in the area to help you quieten the distractions around you so that you can focus on your tasmah?