Subhana Rabbiyal A’la Meaning, in Arabic & When to say

Subhana Rabbiyal A’la is an Arabic phrase that is considered a Tasbeeh that Muslims recite when in a Prostration position (in Sujud ) and it is a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).


The following video we have made will help you learn the proper Subhana Rabbiy al-A’la pronunciation of the Tasbeeh word by word:

Subhana Rabbiyal A’la in Arabic

The full phrase consists of 3 words which are written in Arabic with the Diacritical as:

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الأَعْلَى

and Without the Diacritical:

سبحان ربي الأعلى


Subhana Rabbiyal A’la

and can be divided as the following table:

Subhana سُبْحَانَ Glory is to
Rabbiyرَبِّيَ my Lord
alA’laالأعلىthe Most High

Subhana Rabbiyal A’la Meaning

The General meaning of the phrase is “Glory is to my Lord, the Most High”.

When to say it

Subhana Rabbiyal A'la Meaning, in Arabic & When to say

The proper form for Sujud (Prostration) is shown in the image as well as the common mistakes you should avoid.
7 parts of the body should be in contact with the ground distributing your weight equally. The 7 parts are the nose and forehead, the palms, the knees, and the toes.
In the sujood, you should recite, “Subhana Rabbiy al-A’la” three times.

Phrase Origin

It was narrated that Hudhaifah said: “I prayed with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), and he bowed and said when bowing: Subhana Rabbial-azim .’ And when prostrating: ‘Subhana Rabbial-‘Ala .”

Sunan an-Nasa’i 1046

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