Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu – may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet ﷺ said: “There are two statements that are light for the tongue to remember, heavy in the scales and are dear to the Merciful:
سُبحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ سُبحَانَ اللّهِ الْعَظِيمِ
SUBHAN-ALLAHI WA BIHAMDIH SUBHAN-ALLAHIL ADHIM
Glory be to Allah and His is the praise, Glory be to Allah, The Greatest
[Bukhari and Muslim]
Believers are requested to say them a lot (in Arabic) in all cases, in all positions, everywhere and at all times, any time. It is always best to end our meeting with Allah ﷻ with any words of praises after offering our Salah (prayer).
The best times for saying Adh-kar are:
- After Fajr prayer until the sun rises
- After Asr prayer until the sun goes down
These are the times in which the angels change their shifts, and both witness your acts of worship! So when they go up to heaven, Allah ﷻ asks them about what they have recorded. Then He orders them to ignore all the sins in the books that started and ended with Adhkar. Allah is Al-Karim (The Most Generous).
The Prophet ﷺ said that the inhabitants of Paradise would even make no effort in TASBIH. He said that the believers will be saying them as natural as they are breathing, they will be inspired by TASBIH, the only form of worship in Paradise.