SUBHANEKE

  SUBHANEKE
  
 Once we face Hakk with sincere and pure intentions, after we pause for a brief moment of silence we commence reciting the Subhaneke Prayer as follows: “Bismillah ir rahman ir rahim. Subhaneke Allahumme ve bihamdike, ve tebarekesmuke, ve teala cedduke, ve la ilahe gayruke.” 
 “Subhaneke Allahumme” this means “Dear mighty and great One, my dear infallible Rabb, my Allah, I accept that you are the only perfect One. You are so great.” As we recite this prayer, we carry out the hand gestures performed when we commence to pray that allows us to slowly release the steam of the baling hymn that flows from our hearts – the source of true love.   
 “Ve bihamdike” means “All thanks and praise are of the mighty one, ALLAH.” In insightful understanding, this means: “I” truly do not exist; it is only you my dear GOD. You are the One who appreciates yourself through my physical body since it also belongs to you.  All “hamd”/ praise goes from You toward You my dear loved One. I do not actually exist and so it is only You who thanks Yourself.
 One continues reciting “Ve tebarekesmuke.” that means “My dear mighty God, how sacred and blessed are thou, how great are thou.”
 One follows with “Ve teala cedduke.” that means “You are the most inspirational.”
 One concludes with “Vela ilahe gayruke.” that means “There is no other God but you my dear Allah.”
 When one recites these verses not only must they be heartfelt, but one should aim to live and experience what they convey.   
 These verses are repeated fifteen times per day while performing Salat, including the Subhaneke Prayer. As a consequence of reciting these verses, we fulfill the six inner (1 + 5, from the number 15, = 6) conditions of Islam. 
 

  • The first condition is to repeat “eshedu enne ilahe il Allah ve eshedu enne Muhammedun resulullah,”: this means to testify that there is no other God but only ALLAH, and Prohpet Muhammed is the the last messenger of ALLAH.
  • The second condition is to perform daily Salats continuously.
  • the third refers to zakat/ donations to the poor. There is specific amount of money or goods (proportional to the wealth we have) we have to donate every year to the needy people. In spending, we can exceed this amount as much as we would like, but never go below it.
  • The fourth one is to fast. Fasting is the action of not eating and drinking from the sunrise to the sunset.
  • The fifth one stands for the pilgrimage to Kabaa (the sacred home in the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, spiritually, the representative of Allah’s house in this Universe, built by Hz Abraham (as), and improved by other Prohpets who have come after him) called HAJJ.