Can this be divided and read throughout the day or it should be read at once?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Whoever recites the following one hundred times in a day, will have all his [minor] sins forgiven, even if it be equal to the foam of the ocean.”
Subhanallahi wa bi Hamdihi
The ideal is to recite it consecutively as explained by ‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah).
(Refer: Sahih Muslim with Al Minhaj, Hadith: 6783 and Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6405, vol. 11 pg. 206)
See the references of the Hadith in question here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar