How to Make Tasbih on Your Fingers

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

How do you make the tasbih of Sayyidah Fatimah on your fingers?

It can be done in any way but the way that Imam al-Haddad describes is to begin by placing one’s right thumb at the top of on one’s right index finger. One then counts three tasbihs on one’s index finger – one at the top, one in the middle and one at the bottom. You then do the same on the remaining three fingers of the right hand. You then place your left thumb on at the top of your left index finger and count three tasbihs on that finger and three on each of the other three fingers of the left hand. You have now counted twenty four. You now return to the right hand and count a further nine in the same way – three on the index finger, three on the middle finger and three on the third finger.

You repeat this for tahmid and takbir, except when you go to sleep when you repeat the takbir 34 times.