Glorifying God In Art

Many Muslim homes have on display Subhan Allah wall stickers, wherein the decal has ‘Subhan Allah’ (‘Glory be to Allah’) written in calligraphy style on it. People search for ‘bestSubhan Allah art’ in order to look for artworks bearing this zikr. This is a way to visually express faith.

Given below are some sahih hadith that explain the virtues of reciting Subhan Allah:

Sa’d bin Abu Waqqas (RA) narrated: We were with the Prophet (SAW) when he asked, “Is anyone of you unable to earn a thousand good deeds?” One among those present said: “How can one earn thousand good deeds in a day?” He (SAW) replied, “By saying ‘Subhan Allah’ a 100 times, then 1000 good deeds will be recorded for him or 1000 sins will be blotted out from his record.” [Muslim]

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever says ‘SubhanAllah wabihamdihi (Glory be to Allah and Praise Him)’a 100 timesduring the day, his sins are wiped away, even if they are like the foam of the sea.” [Bukhari)

Abu Dharr(RA) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Shall I tell you the words that Allah loves the most?” I said: “Yes, tell me, O Messenger of Allah.” He (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The words dearest to Allah are: SubhanAllah wabihamdihi (Glory be to Allah and Praise Him)”. [ Muslim, Tirmidhi]

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A palm tree is planted for the reciter of SubhanAllahi ‘l-`adheemwabiHamdihi (Glory be to Allah, The Supreme, and Praise Him) in Paradise.” [Tirmidhi)

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Two words are light on the tongue, weigh heavily in the balance, they are loved by the Most Merciful One: Subhan Allahiwa bihamdihi, SubhanAllahil-azeem (Glory be to Allah, and Praise, Glory be to Allah, the Supreme).”

[Bukhari, Sahih Muslim]

The Prophet (SAW) said: “Whoever recites SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah) 100 times, a 1000 good deeds are recorded for him or a 1000 bad deeds are wiped away.”[Sahih Muslim)

Abu Sa`id (RA) reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Perform the enduring goods deeds (al-baaqiyaat al-SaliHaat) more frequently.” They asked, “What are these enduring good deeds?” The Prophet (PBUH)  replied: Takbir [Allahu Akbar], Tahlil [la ilahaillallah], Tasbih [Subhan’Allah], alhamdulillah, and  la hawlawa la quwwataillabillah.”

The Prophet (SAW)  said:“For me to say Subhan Allah, walHamdulilah, wa La illahailAllahu, waAllahu Akbar (Glory be to Allah, All Praise is for Allah, There is No God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest) is dearer to me and all that the sun rises upon (ie the whole world).” [Sahih Muslim]

Abd Allah ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: “During the Night Journey I met Ibrahim (AS) who said to me: ‘O Muhammad, convey my greetings to your Community, and tell them that the Paradise is of pure land, its water is sweet, and its expanse is vast, spacious and even. And its seedlings are SubhanAllah, walhamdulilah, wa la ilahailAllah, waAllahu Akbar.’” [Tirmidhi]

It therefore comes as no surprise then that Muslims like to display as a visual expression of their faith in their homes Subhan Allah wall stickers. Which is why they also search for best Subhan Allah arton the Internet.

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