I would like to know about the Hadith mentioned below in Sahih Bukhari. I have read in other narrations that, the count should be 33, 33 and 34. Can I follow this narration and recite only 10 times after each fard salah. Reciting 10 times is quicker than 33 times.

Narrated by Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu): The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! The rich people have got the highest degrees of prestige and the permanent pleasures (in this life and the life to come in the Hereafter).” He said, “How is that?” They said, “The rich pray as we pray, and strive in Allah’s cause as we do, and spend from their surplus wealth in charity, while we have no wealth (to spend likewise).” He said, “Shall I not tell you a thing, by doing which, you will catch up with those who are ahead of you and supersede those who will come after you; and nobody will be able to do such a good deed as you do except the one who does the same (deed as you do). That deed is to recite Subhan Allah ten times, and Al Hamdulillah ten times, and AllahuAkbar ten times after every prayer.”


The ideal is to recite this thirty three times each. However, to recite it ten times is also acceptable as this number has also been recorded in the Hadith.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 843 and Risalatun ila waladi of Ibnul Jawzi, pg.31)



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