(Qari Amir Hasan Sahab (DB))
One of the Mothers of the Faithful (RA) asked beloved Prophet (PBUH) about some incantations to be adopted for her daily routine. Beloved Prophet (PBUH) started telling her that recite Alhumdulillah hundred times, Sub-hanallah hundred times, Allahu Akbar hundred times and such. Another Mother of the Faithful, Umm-i-Salma (RA) too was present. She said that oh Prophet (PBUH) of Allah I have lots of work to finish on daily basis how can I do that? Beloved Prophet (PBUH) said that you do the same but only ten times.
(Muhi-us-Sunnah Shah Hardoi (RA) had advised that when you are in a hurry, for example you have to catch a train, then reduce your routine incantation to one tenth and then compensate for it in the first opportunity.)
(After tea time on Tuesday, October 19, 2010)