Originally posted on mathabah.com
Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood
What is the narration pertaining to Tasbīḥ Fāṭimah?
Mentioned below is the ḥadīth pertaining to Tasbīḥ Fāṭimah:
‘Alī (may Allāh be pleased with him) reported, “Fāṭimah (may Allāh be pleased with her) once complained regarding the pain caused to her by labour of the mill. She received news about some domestic workers who had been brought to Allāh’s Messenger (peace and blessings upon him). At once, she set out to request Allāh’s Messenger (peace and blessings upon him) for a domestic worker to aid her with the daily chores. She only found ‘Āishah (may Allāh be pleased with her) at the residence and gave her the message to pass on. When Allāh’s Messenger returned, ‘Ā’ishah (may Allāh be pleased her) passed on Fāṭimah‘s (may Allāh be pleased with her) request to him. Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings upon him) paid a visit to us once we had prepared to expire in the night. We tried to get up from our bed, but the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Kindly stay where you are.” He then sat down in between us, until I felt the coolness of his foot on my chest (due to the narrowness of the bedding). He said, “Shall I inform you of a deed which is better than what you had requested? When you have called it a night and have laid down upon your bedding, say Allāhu Akbar (God is the greatest) thirty four times, thereafter Al-ḥamdu lil-lāh (all praise is due to Allāh) thirty three times, then say Subḥān Allāh (glory be to Allāh) thirty-three times. This will spiritually suffice for you and is much more virtuous for you than seeking the aid of a slave.”” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: 3113)
In other narrations, it is reported, “When you go to bed, say Subḥān Allāh thirty three times, Al-ḥamdu lil-lāh thirty three times, and Allāhu Akbar thirty four times.”
And Allah Almighty Knows Best