The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1108

After prayers, it is recommended that one engage himself in taʿqībāt, i.e. saying dhikr, reciting duʿāʾs, and reciting the Qur’an. It is better that he recite taʿqībāt facing qibla before he moves from his place and before his wuḍūʾ, ghusl, or tayammum becomes invalid. It is not necessary that the taʿqībāt be in Arabic, but it is better to recite what has been instructed in the books of duʿāʾs. One of the taʿqībāt that has been highly recommended is the tasbīḥ of Her Eminence [Fāṭimah] al-Zahrāʾ (ʿA), which must be said in this order: thirty-four times ‘allāhu akbar’, then thirty-three times ‘alḥamdu lillāh’, and then thirty-three times ‘subḥānal lāh’. It is possible to say the ‘subḥānal lāh’ before ‘alḥamdu lillāh’, but it is better to say it after it.