The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 991

In the third and fourth rakʿahs of prayers, a person can either recite one Sūrat al-Ḥamd or say one al‐tasbīḥāt al‐arbaʿah, i.e. he can say once:

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ وَلَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَاللهُ أَکْبَـرُ

subḥānal lāhi wal ḥamdu lillāhi wa lā ilāha illal lāhu wallāhu akbar

I declare emphatically that Allah is free from imperfections, and all praise is for Allah, and there is no god but Allah, and Allah is greater [than what He is described as]. 

…and it is better that he says this three times. A person can recite Sūrat al-Ḥamd in one rakʿah and say al‐tasbīḥāt al‐arbaʿah in the second rakʿah, although it is better that he says altasbīḥāt al‐arbaʿah in both the rakʿahs.