declare the perfection
- sabbaḥa سَبَّحَ — to glorify, give the highest praise to, celebrate the perfection of
- subḥān سُبحَن — glory, splendour, wonder
- tasbīḥ —
42 times as the form II verb sabbaḥa (سَبَّحَ) twice as the noun sabḥ (سَبْح) 41 times as the noun sub'ḥān (سُبْحَٰن)
The verb is only used for Allāh in the Qurʾān.
How is it different from ḥamd?
Subḥān Allāh: how perfect is Allāh!