Reciting takbeer and tasbeeh when climbing or descending

Q: A person is climbing/descending.

1. Does he have to recite Allahu akbar/Subhanallah the entire time that he is climbing/descending, or only thrice?

2. He is climbing/descending when the adhaan starts. Should he answer the adhaan or recite Allahu akbar/Subhanallah?


1. We have not found an exact number.

2. Both can be done, the tasbeeh and answer the azaan.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)