The third Kalima (Arabic) 100 times in the morning and 100 times in the evening and its outrageous virtues.

Hadhrat Umme Haani (Radhiyallaho anha) related that once Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) paid her a visit, when she said to him, “0 Rasulullah! (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) I have grown very old and weak. Tell me something that I may be able to do while sitting.” Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) said to her,

“Hymn Subhan Allah (سبحان الله) one hundred times and you will get a reward as if you set free one hundred Arab slaves;

hymn Alhamdulillah (الحمد لله) one hundred times, which will fetch you ,a reward as if you present a hundred horses, fully equipped, for the Jihaad;

hymn Allahu Akbar (الله أكبر) hundred times, which is as if you sacrificed,a,hundred camels for the sake of Allah;

and hymn La ilaaha illa Allah (لا إله إلا الله) a hundred times, the reward of which will fill the whole space between the earth and the sky. There is no other commendable action that can surpass it.”

Hadhrat Salma (Radhiyallaho anha) the wife of Abu Raafe’ (Radhiyallaho anho) had also requested Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) to prescribe her some zikr which may not be very lengthy. Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) advised her.

“Recite Allahu Akbar (الله أكبر) ten times, because Almighty Allah says in reply, “It is for Me,”

recite Subhan Allah (سبحان الله)  ten times. because Almighty Allah says in reply, “It is for Me”,

and then recite Allah Humma Gfirli ( اللهم اغفرلى )  Allah! forgive me) ten times. because then Allah says, “Yes, I have forgiven you.”

If you recite Allah Humma Gfirli ( اللهم اغفرلى )   ten times, Almighty Allah will also say each time, “I have forgiven you.”

What a brief and easy zikr has been proposed by Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) for old and weak people, especially the women. It is very brief and involves no labour or going about, and vet what tremendous reward is promised for it. It is really a pity if we fail to earn this high reward. [Ahmad]

The following four are also known as tasbeeh, tahmeed, takbir, and tahleel in the Arabic language.

Subhan Allah (سبحان الله): Meaning Allah is perfect in an absolute sense without any defects or imperfections of any kind. Usually translated as Glory be to Allah.

Alhamdulillah (الحمد لله): Meaning all praise and thanks belong to Allah alone because He is the originator of everything. To praise or thank something is indirectly praising and thanking Allah because He is its true Creator. Usually translated as Praise be to Allah.

Allahu Akbar (الله أكبر): Meaning Allah is greater than everything else not just in your life but the entire existence. Usually translated as Allah is Great.

La ilaaha illa Allah (لا إله إلا الله): There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone without any partners in any way or form. Usually translated as There is no god except Allah.