Al-Tasbīhāt al-Arba'a (Arabic: التَسْبیحات الأرْبَعَة) consists of four dhikrs recited in daily prayers with three or four rak'as as well as certain other dhikrs. The four dhikrs are: "Subḥān Allāh, wa l-ḥamd li-llāh, wa lā ilāh-a illā Allāh, wa Allāh Akbar" (Exalted is Allah, and praise is for Allah, and there is no god except Allah, and God is the greatest).
In daily prayers, al-Tasbihat al-Arba'a is recited in rak'as three and four instead of Sura al-Hamd (Qur'an 1) and another Sura. According to the Fatwas of some Shiite marja's, al-Tasbihat al-Arba'a should be recited three times in rak'as three and four of the prayer, but according to others, it suffices to recite it only one time.
In addition to the daily prayers, al-Tasbihat al-Arba'a should be recited in Ja'far al-Tayyar Prayer after the recitation of the Sura (three hundred times), in the common prayers of the nights of the month of Ramadan (seven times), and in the practices of Jumada II after the common prayer (seventy times).
In the volume ninety of his Bihar al-anwar, al-Allama al-Majlisi has devoted a chapter to the meaning and the virtues of al-Tasbihat al-Arba'a. the recitation of al-Tasbihat al-Arba'a is recommended for closeness to God, preventing catastrophes in this world, and the prayers being responded by God
- Fāḍilī, Irfān-i Namāz, p. 85.
- Banī Hashimī, Tawḍīḥ al-masāʾil-i marājiʿ, vol. 1, p. 552.
- Qummi, Dastūr al-ʿamal, p. 267.