Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SUBHANALLAH: Glory be to Allah: Blessings


Glory be to Allah

♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

Glory be to Him Who created all the sexual pairs, of that which the earth 

groweth, and of themselves, and of that which they know not!

--Holy Quran; 36; YaSeen, 36.



Moments when we say this phrase/ prayer:

The literal meaning of the term ‘SubhanAllah’ is ‘Glory be to Allah’, a 

declaration whereby a believer declares that his Lord Creator is 

Unconditionally  and Absolutely Perfect in each and every aspect without 

exception….be it in His Self, with His creation, His Laws, His Decrees, His 

Determinations, His Commands, His Guidance, etc….absolutely everything 


originates from the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme is by its very 


nature absolutely perfect, without any flaw, fault, defect, blemish, or 



Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 67 Surah Mulk verses 3-4:

3        He Who created the seven heavens one above another; no want of 

proportion wilt thou see in the Creation of (Allah) Most Gracious; so turn thy 

vision again: seest thou any flaw?

4        Again turn thy vision a second time; (thy) vision will come back to 

thee, dull and discomfited, in a state worn out!

Which instances should we use this prayer

A believer is at liberty to declare the Unconditional and Absolute Perfection 

and Glory of his Lord Creator whenever he wills and pleases or is convenient 

for him…..and the term ‘SubhanAllah’ is generally used on three types of 


Instance or Moment-1:

 ‘Dhikr’ or Remembrance of the Lord Most High.

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 885   Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

The Prophet (saws) said:

 ‘When one of you bows in prayer, he should say 

three times:

‘Subhana-Rabbi al-Adheem’ 

(Glory be to my Lord Most Mighty), 

and when he prostrates in prayer, he should say:

 ‘Subhana-Rabbi al-Aala’ 

(Glory be to my Lord Most High) three times.’

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, 

"There are two phrases 

that are light on the tongue but heavy on the Scale of rewards and are dear 


(Allah) the Gracious One. These are: 

‘SubhanAllah wa bi-hamdihi’ 

(All Glory is to Allah and all Praise to Him), 


‘Subhan Allah al-Adheem 

(Glory be to Allah The Most Mighty).'' 

Related by Muslim, Bukhari, and Tirmidhi.

Instance or Moment-2:

 When one happens to witness a ‘Glory’ of The Lord Most High

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 43 Surah Zukhruf verse 82:82     

 Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, The Lord of the Throne 

(of Authority)! (He is free) from the things they (falsely) attribute (to Him)!

Whenever a believer happens to witness a ‘Glory’ of His Lord Most High….be it 

anything in the Lord’s Creation, or in His Laws, or in His Decrees, or in His 

Commands, or in His Guidance, etc….one’s heart is so filled with the Awe and 

the Perfection of the Lord’s Glory, that one’s tongue spontaneously declares 

the ‘Glory’ of the Lord by saying ‘Subhan-Allah’!

For example one sees a beautiful flower, or an animal, or the stars, or the 

sun, or the moon, or the rain, or absolutely anything in the Lord’s 

Creation…..or one comes across an Aayah in the Glorious Quran praising the 

Lord….or one hears another praising the Lord Most Majestic or His Attributes 

or His Perfection…. one’s heart is so filled with the Awe and the Perfection of 

the Lord’s Glory, that one’s tongue spontaneously declares the ‘Glory’ of the 

Lord by saying ‘Subhan-Allah’!

Instance or Moment-3: When one happens to witness a falsehood being 

declared against the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme, or some evil one tries 

to associate a weakness, or a flaw, or an error, or a blemish, or a defect in 

anything which originates from the Supreme ‘Office’ of The Lord Most High 

Most Supreme!

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 26:

26      And they say: "(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son." SubhanAllah 

(Glory to Him)! They are (mere) servants (of Allah which He has) raised to 


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verse 67:

67      No just estimate have they made of Allah such as is due to Him: on the 

Day of Judgment the whole of the earth will be but His Handful and the 

heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand: SubhanAllah (Glory to Him)! High 

is He above the Partners they attribute to Him!

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 18:18     

 They serve besides Allah things that hurt them not nor profit them and 

they say: "These are our intercessors with Allah." Say: "Do ye indeed inform 

Allah of something He knows not in the heavens or on earth?  SubhanAllah 

(Glory to Him)! Far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!"

If anyone declares a falsehood against The Lord Most High, 


 if and when any ignorant person tries to find 


associate a weakness, 


 a flaw, 


a blemish, 


a defect, 


 an error in absolutely anything in the creation of the 

Lord Most High, 


 in His Laws,


 in His Guidance, 


 in His Commands, 



anything associated with the High and Supreme ‘Office’ of the Lord Who 

Created…..a believer is to re-affirm his belief and his faith in the 

Unconditional and Absolute Perfection of His Lord Most Majestic and 


‘SubhanAllah’, confirming his belief that his Lord Who Created is 


free and far above any weakness or flaw which the ignorant associate 

with or to Him.

Eid ul Fitr 2016 July 7 MdShafiqM & family

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