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Translation of a Hadith regarding counting dhikr on the fingers

Question

Kindly assist with the translation of this narration

قال لنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عليكن بالتسبيح والتهليل والتقديس واعقدن بالأنامل فإنهن مسئولات مستنطقات

 

Answer

Translation

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told us:

“Hold fast onto making tasbih [saying Subhanallah], tahlil [saying La ilaha illallah] and glorifying Allah, and count them on your fingers for they [your fingers] will be questioned and asked to speak”

 

Reference

Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyidah Yusayrah (radiyallahu ‘anha). Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded it with slight variation in the wording.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3583, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 842 and Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1496. Also see: Footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 7738)

 

 

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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar