Subhaanallaah and Al-Hamdulillaah – Shaykh Saalim at-Taweel
“Subhaanallaah” means to remove/purify Allaah from every deficiency and blameworthy quality. This is done with the tongue by saying: Subhaanallaah 33 times after every Salaah, and also by looking at the skys and the rest of creation and seeing no deficiencies in His creation and thereby glorifying Him.
Everything glorifies Allaah:
(The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is not a thing but glorifies His praise. But you understand not their glorification. Truly, He is Ever Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving.)(17:44)
“Al-Hamdulillaah” means to affirm all the praiseworthy qualities that Allaah is deserving of.
So “Subhaanallaah” negates every negative quality from Allaah while “Al-Hamdulillaah” affirms every praiseworthy quality.
And the majority of times tasbeeh comes before tahmeed. Why?
Because you need to remove all dirt before placing buikding on top of it.
For example, if you want to lay a floor. Do youjust put the floor down? No, you clean the floor from debris before putting the new floor.
If you want to paint, you clean the walls before applying new paint.
This is taqleeyah before Tahleeyah.
So Allaah frees Himself from negtive descriptions before praising Himself. “Subhaanallaahi wa Bihamdihi.” And this is in the majority of times not all.
Allaah Knows Best.
- “Subhaan Allaah” – Glorified is Allaah, Allaah is free from all Imperfections
- AlHamdulillah – Meaning and Explanation – from Tafseer Ibn Katheer – Surah Fatiha
- [Great Reward] Glory is to Allaah and praise is to Him, by the multitude of his creation
- Istirja (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilahi Raaji’oon) – Tafseer Ibn Katheer – Suratul Baqarah
- When to say Masha Allah & Barakallah
- ‘Laa Haula wa laa quwwata illaa Billah!’ – Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis
- The meaning of the dhikr ‘Laa Hawlaa wa Laa Quwwata Illaa Billaah’
(There is no Strength and Power except Allah)
- Meaning of “Allaahu Musta’aan” (Allaah is the One whose help is sought)
- The Meaning of Salaat and Salaam on the Prophet – Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad Al-’Abbaad
- Saying, ‘Insha’Allah’ (If Allah Wills) when Determining to do something in the Future