Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat believes that using Tasbeeh is perfectly fine and permissible and their is nothing wrong with it as claimed by certain people. Some people say that it is a bidah and some have gone to the extreme of telling others that its kuffr.
They give a DALEEL which relates from Hadhrat Ibn Masood Rdh saw a group of people (jamaat) waiting for fajr salaah and were sitting in Halqas (groups). They had small stones in hands and were doing Dhikr. Hadhrat Ibn Masood Rdh declared that this act is a bidah. (Sunan e Darmi: Hadith No. 210, Darul Mughni KSA Edition)
The chain of this hadith is like this
أَخْبَرَنَا الْحَكَمُ بْنُ الْمُبَارَكِ، أَنبَأَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ يَحْيَى، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ أَبِي، يُحَدِّثُ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ: كُنَّا نَجْلِسُ عَلَى بَابِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ
(Sunan E Darmi: Page 286, Hadith No 210)
Read closely! It states that Amr Bin Yahiya RH narrates from Al Hakam Ibn Ul Mubarak.
The Scholars have classed him as Daeef and Ibn Abi Yahiya RH has even called him a Kazzab.
Lets look at what the Scholars have said:
1. Imam Ibn Maeen Rh says "He is nothing and i have seen his hadiths"
(Al Kaamil Li Ibn A’adi : Volume 6 : Page 215)
Imam Malik Rahimahullah & 36 Rakaat Taraweeh
1. Imam Ibn Qudaama Rahimahullah says:
Some of the people who had ILM says that people of Madina use to do this act (extra 16th Rakaat) because they wanted to be equal to the people of Makkah. In between taraweeh the people of Makkah use to perform 7 circles (of the Holy Qaba) that is why people of Madina use to perform 4 Rakaats Nafil to balance the 7 circles. (Al Mughni : Volume 2 : Page 602)