Zikir On Fingers Using Right Hand
Doing zikir after each salah is strongly recommended. Prophet Muhammad Shalallahu alaihi wa sallam (pbuh) always used his right hand to do that. That becomes sunnah for muslims to follow.
In hadith narrated by Abu Dawud, it said that:
"I saw the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) counting the tasbih." Ibnu Qudaamah said, "With his right hand." (Sunan Abu Dawud).
How to Do Zikir on Fingers Using Right Hand Only?
I used to use each finger to count 1. I needed to count each finger on both hands to make 10 and repeated them again three times until I reached 30. And then added 3 to make 33.
Unfortunately, using this technique was hard because I sometimes got blank and not sure how many I had counted.
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Now, after searching in Google, I use different method to reduce mistakes, and it really helps.
Here is how.
On each finger we have 3 joints, except the thumb that only has 2. Each joint has inner and outer parts and its point.
Each finger (except thumb) has 6 inner and outer parts of joints plus 1 point at the tip. So, by counting them all we have 28.
Thumb has 4 inner and outer parts of joints and 1 point at its tip. So, there are 5 spots we can count.
By adding them all: 28 + 5, we have 33.
Thirty-three for tasbih (subhanallah), 33 for tahmid (alhamdulillah) and 33 for takbir (Allahu akbar).
As it is not narrated in hadith which finger we should use first to start zikir, so it doesn't matter whether you start with your thumb or your pinky.
You can watch the video for the whole tutorial.
With this technique I really don't need to worry about miscounting.
What about you? Have you tried zikir on fingers using right hand only yet? Or have you got another way to do zikir with right hand?