All about Tasbeeh Prayer
What is meant by Prayer of At-Tasbeeh? Is it legitimate or not? How should one offer such prayer if it is an authentic Sunnah from the Prophet (peace be upon him)?
There is only one hadith found on the Prophetic traditions regarding the Tasbeeh Prayer that was narrated by Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) as follows,
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said to Al-`Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib: `Abbas, my uncle, shall I not give you, shall I not present to you, shall I not donate to you, shall I not produce for you ten things? If you act upon them, Allah will forgive you your sins, first and last, old and new, involuntary and voluntary, small and great, secret and open.
These are the ten things: you should pray four rak`ahs, reciting in each one Fatihat Al-Kitab (Surat Al-Fatihah) and a surah. When you finish the recitation of the first rak`ah you should say fifteen times while standing…” to the end of the hadith. (Abu Dawud)
The scholars differed on the ruling of tasbeeh prayer due to the authenticity of the previous hadith, whether it is authentic or not. Many major scholars of hadith are of the view that the hadith is sound, and hence tasbeeh prayer is recommended.
On the other hand, there are many scholars believe that the above hadith is weak or fabricated, and hence they see that it is not permissible to offer such prayer. Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, Ahmad, Ibn Al-Jawzi, and others hold this view.
In this interesting talk, Dr. Muhammad Salah clarifies the confusion about the tasbeeh prayer, its ruling, and how to offer it.
Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.