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When to use the phrase subhan Allah.

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I want to know the meaning and detail of the " Subbhan Allah" and in what occasions we should use it.

 

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When to use the phrase subhan Allah

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 none 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 want to know the meaning and detail of the " Subbhan Allah"

The literal meaning of the term Subhan-Allah is Glory be to Allah, a declaration whereby a believer declares that his Lord Creator is Unconditionally and Absolutely Perfect in each and every aspect without exception.be it in His Self, with His creation, His Laws, His Decrees, His Determinations, His Commands, His Guidance, etc.absolutely everything that originates from the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme is by its very inherent nature absolutely perfect, without any flaw, fault, defect, blemish, or error whatsoever!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 67 Surah Mulk verses 3-4:

3 He Who created the seven heavens one above another; no want of proportion wilt thou see in the Creation of (Allah) Most Gracious; so turn thy vision again: seest thou any flaw?

4 Again turn thy vision a second time; (thy) vision will come back to thee, dull and discomfited, in a state worn out!


 

Your Question: ..and in what occasions we should use it.

A believer is at liberty to declare the Unconditional and Absolute Perfection and Glory of his Lord Creator whenever he wills and pleases or is convenient for him..and the term Subhan-Allah is generally used on three types of occasions:

 

Occasion-1: Dhikr or Remembrance of the Lord Most High.

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 885 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

The Prophet (saws) said: When one of you bows in prayer, he should say three times: Subhana-Rabbi al-Adheem (Glory be to my Lord Most Mighty), and when he prostrates in prayer, he should say: Subhana-Rabbi al-Aala (Glory be to my Lord Most High) three times.

 

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "There are two phrases that are light on the tongue but heavy on the Scale of rewards and are dear to (Allah) the Gracious One. These are: Subhan Allah wa bi-hamdihi (All Glory is to Allah and all Praise to Him), and Subhan Allah al-Adheem (Glory be to Allah The Most Mighty).''

Related by Muslim, Bukhari, and Tirmidhi.

 

Occasion-2: When one happens to witness a Glory of The Lord Most High

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 43 Surah Zukhruf verse 82:

82 Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, The Lord of the Throne (of Authority)! (He is free) from the things they (falsely) attribute (to Him)!

 

Whenever a believer happens to witness a Glory of His Lord Most High.be it anything in the Lords Creation, or in His Laws, or in His Decrees, or in His Commands, or in His Guidance, etc.ones heart is so filled with the Awe and the Perfection of the Lords Glory, that ones tongue spontaneously declares the Glory of the Lord by saying Subhan-Allah!

 

For example one sees a beautiful flower, or an animal, or the stars, or the sun, or the moon, or the rain, or absolutely anything in the Lords Creation..or one comes across an Aayah in the Glorious Quran praising the Lord.or one hears another praising the Lord Most Majestic or His Attributes or His Perfection. ones heart is so filled with the Awe and the Perfection of the Lords Glory, that ones tongue spontaneously declares the Glory of the Lord by saying Subhan-Allah!

 

Occasion-3: When one happens to witness a falsehood being declared against the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme, or some evil one tries to associate a weakness, or a flaw, or an error, or a blemish, or a defect in anything which originates from the Supreme Office of The Lord Most High Most Supreme!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 26:

26 And they say: "(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son." Subhan-Allah (Glory to Him)! They are (mere) servants (of Allah which He has) raised to honor.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verse 67:

67 No just estimate have they made of Allah such as is due to Him: on the Day of Judgment the whole of the earth will be but His Handful and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand: Subhan-Allah (Glory to Him)! High is He above the Partners they attribute to Him!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 18:

18 They serve besides Allah things that hurt them not nor profit them and they say: "These are our intercessors with Allah." Say: "Do ye indeed inform Allah of something He knows not in the heavens or on earth? Subhan-Allah (Glory to Him)! Far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!"

 

If anyone declares a falsehood against The Lord Most High, or if and when any ignorant person tries to find or associate a weakness, or a flaw, or a blemish, or a defect, or an error in absolutely anything in the creation of the Lord Most High, or in His Laws, or in His Guidance, or in His Commands, or absolutely anything associated with the High and Supreme Office of the Lord Who Created..a believer is to re-affirm his belief and his faith in the Unconditional and Absolute Perfection of His Lord Most Majestic and declare Subhan-Allah, confirming his belief that his Lord Who Created is Absolutely free and far above any weakness or flaw which the ignorant associate with or to Him.

 

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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