Which is better, reciting the Qur’aan or doing Tasbeeh, Tahmeed, Takbeer, Tahleel …?

Question 7: Which is better, reciting the Qur’aan or occupying oneself with Tasbeeh (saying: “Subhaan-Allaah [Glory be to Allaah]”), Tahleel (saying: “Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah [There is no god except Allaah]”), Istighfaar (seeking forgiveness from Allaah), and Du‘aa’ (supplication) between the Adaan (call to salaah) and Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer) in the Fajr (Dawn) and the Maghrib (Sunset) Prayers? Please advise!

Answer: Reciting the Qur’aan is better, unless there is a text that indicates the preference of another thikr (Remembrance of Allaah), such as Tasbeeh, Tahmeed, Takbeer, or Tahleel at certain positions during Salaah (Prayer), based on evidence from the Sunnah, and also after Salaah, based on evidence of permissibility. The basic rule is that any thikr prescribed by Sharee‘ah (Islaamic law) to be said at a particular time or place takes precedence… read more here.