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Salâtu-l khairi, The Prayer Glorifying God

Ibn `Abbâs told that the Prophet said to al-`Abbâs b. 'Abd al Muttalib; `Abbâs my uncle, shall I not give you, shall I not present you, shall I not tell you, shall I not produce in you ten things, by your doing which God will forgive you your sin, first and last, old and new, involuntary and voluntary, small and great, secret and open?

You should pray four rak`as reciting in each one Fâtihat al-Kitâb and a sûra, and when you finish the recitation in the first rak`a you should say: fifteen times while standing, 'Glory be to God. Praise be to God. There is no god but God. God is most great.'
( subHâna-LLhâh, al-Hamdulli-LLhâh,
   la-ilâha illa-LLhâh, Allâhu akbar
).

Then you should bow and say it ten times while bowing. Then you should raise your head after bowing and say it ten times. Then you should get down in prostration and say it ten times while prostrating yourself. Then you should raise your head after prostrating yourself and say it ten times. Then you should prostrate yourself and say it ten times then raise your head and say it ten times.

That is, seventy-five times in every rak`a. You should do that in four rak`as. If you can observe it once daily do so; if not, then, once weekly; if not, then once a month; if not, then once a year , if not, then once in your lifetime.

Abû Dâwûd, Ibn Mâjah and Baihaqî in [Kitâb] ad-Da`awât t al-kabir, transmitted it, and Tirmidhî transmitted something similar from Abû Râfi`.
MAM-278



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