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READ IN THE HADITH THAT IN SIJDAH AND RUKO WE SHOULD READ "SUBHANA KALLAH HUMA WABEHAMDIKA ALLAHUMAGHFIRLI" BUT I SEE THAT PEOPLE ARE READING "SUBHANA RABE AL AZIM"

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Q.I READ IN THE HADITH THAT IN SIJDAH AND RUKO WE SHOULD READ "SUBHANA KALLAH HUMA WABEHAMDIKA ALLAHUMAGHFIRLI" BUT I SEE THAT PEOPLE ARE READING "SUBHANA RABE AL AZIM"

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What to say in Ruku

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

Your Question: I READ IN THE HADITH THAT IN SIJDAH AND RUKO WE SHOULD READ "SUBHANA KALLAH HUMA WABEHAMDIKA ALLAHUMAGHFIRLI" BUT I SEE THAT PEOPLE ARE READING "SUBHANA RABE AL AZIM"

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 1697 Narrated by Hudhayfah (part)

I prayed (supererogatory) with the Messenger of Allah (saws) one night and he (saws) started reciting al-Baqarah. I thought that he would bow at the end of one hundred verses, but he continued.and (after the qiyam and recitation of quran) he (saws) would then bow (in ruku) and say: Glory be to my Mighty Lord (Subhanah Rabbi-al-Adheem). His (saws) bowing lasted about the same length of time as his standing (and then on returning to the standing posture after ruku) he (saws) would say: Allah listens to him who praises Him (Sameh Allaho leman hameda), and he (saws) would then stand about the same length of time as he (saws) had spent in bowing. He (saws) would then prostrate himself and say: Glory be to my Lord Most High (Subhanah Rabbi-al-Aala), and his prostration lasted nearly the same length of time as his standing.

 

The scholars and the jurists in Islam are almost unanimous in their opinion that the Messenger of Allah (saws) would Extol and Glorify the Lord in His Ruku by saying Subhanah Rabbi-al-Adheem, and Subhanah Rabbi-al-Aala in his Sujood. The Prophet (saws) guided the believers to only Extol and Glorify the Lord while in the state of ruku and not make any supplications; but while in the state of prostration, one should Extol and Glorify the Lord and make any number of supplications one wills or wishes to make.

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 970 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas (part)

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: I have been forbidden to recite the Qur'an in the state of bowing (ruku) and prostration (sajdah) in prayer. So far as the Ruku (bowing in prayer) is concerned, Extol in it the Great and Glorious Lord, and while prostrating (sajdah in prayer) yourselves be earnest in supplication, for it is fitting that your supplications should be answered.

 

Your Statement: I READ IN THE HADITH THAT IN SIJDAH AND RUKO WE SHOULD READ "SUBHANA KALLAH HUMA WABEHAMDIKA ALLAHUMAGHFIRLI"

The term Subhanak Allah humma wa-be-Hamdeka Allah humma-Agfirli (Glory be to Allah and to Him be Praise, O Allah forgive me) would be a supplication, and in light of the above quoted guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) one should only Extol and Glorify the Lord in the state of ruku and not make supplications.

 

My beloved brother, it may be that the hadith you read was the supplication the Noble Messenger of Allah (saws) made during his sajdah or prostration and not during his state of ruku in prayer; for one may make any number of supplications during ones prostrations and there are many ahaadeeths of the Prophet (saws) regarding such supplications.

 

If you could kindly provide us the exact reference number and the book where you read this hadith, we would try to the best of our ability to clarify its exact terminology, Insha Allah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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