Alhamdulillah is an Arabic phrase and is called Tahmid (praising) in Arabic. This phrase is frequently used by Muslims of every background due to its centrality in the texts of the Quran and Hadith.
Alhamdulillah meaning and in-depth explanation have been the subject of much exegesis. It is also commonly used by non-Muslim speakers of the Arabic language.
Let’s look at the meaning of Alhamdulillahi, it’s pronunciation, Arabic text and details explanation of this amazing Islamic phrase.
Alhamdullilah Meaning In English
In English, Alhamdullilah means All praise is due to Allah or Thanks to Allah. ‘Hamd Allah’ that is, describing Him with Praise and Perfections, and exalting Him above everything that negates and contradicts that.
Alhamdullilah In Arabic
In Arabic Alhamdulillah is written,
Alhamdulillah For Everything in Arabic
Alhamdulillah for everything in Arabic is written as:
ﺍﻟﺤﻤﺪ ﻟﻠﻪ ﻟﻜﻞ ﺷﻲﺀ
ﺍﻟﺤﻤﺪ ﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻛﻞ ﺣﺎﻝ
Means All praise be to Allah in every situation.
How To Pronounce Alhamdulillah
Here’s the correct pronunciation of Alhamdulillah in this short video.
What Does Alhamdulillah Means?
Alhamdullilah means All praise is due to Allah. Allah is the Mighty and Sublime. He is praised at the commencement of creation, the end creation and continuation of creation. And He is praised for the legislation He revealed to His slave. Rather, He is praised at all times.
Consequently, if the Prophet SAW receives a news that gladdens him, he would say,
“Alhamdulillahi ladhi bini’matihi tatimmus-saalihaat (Meaning All praise be to Allah, the One whose favour makes righteous deeds completed.)”
And when he receives what contradicts that, he would say: “Alhamdulillahi alaa kulli haal (Meaning All praise be to Allah in every situation.)”
Allah – the most High – praised Himself and ordered that He should be praised. Allah, the most High said:
“Say: Praise and thanks be to Allah, and peace be on His slaves whom He has chosen (for His Message”.Surah An-Naml: 59
So He commanded us to praise Him, the Mighty and Sublime. In fact, He made our praise of Him one of the pillars of Prayer, and the Prayer will not be complete without it.
The beginning of Al-Fatihah (the opening chapter of the Qur’an) is, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin “All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of Alamin.”
Your Salat will not be valid if you omit this verse from Al-Fatihah.
It is obligatory for everyone to praise Allah, the most High.
So also is showing gratitude: gratitude for His Blessings. How many are the Blessings He has bestowed upon you: intellect, well being, wealth, family, safety and bounties that cannot be enumerated.
“And if you count the Blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count”Surah Ibrahim: 34
If there was none of His Blessings upon you except this breath, life would have been lost if it were to seize, nonetheless it comes out without you feeling it or feeling exhausted.
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Consider how hard taking in and exhaling air during breathing, which is a continuous process, is for those afflicted with breathing problem. Intellect, children, wealth, and religion; these are all great blessings which you could never enumerate and He, the Mighty and Sublime, deserves praise for this.
Another benefit of the praise of Allah is that He, Blessed is He and the most High, is pleased with a slave who praises Him when he eats a morsel of food and praises Him when he takes in a mouthful of drink.
Whenever Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal, may Allah shower blessings on him, eats anything he would praise Allah.
He was asked about this, and he replied that for one to eat a morsel and praise Allah is better than eating and remaining silent.
Perhaps, Imam Ahmad held that the hadeeth refers to every morsel of food; this would mean lots of praise over a single meal.
You sit before a meal and when you are satisfied you say, ‘Alhamdulillah’, and every form of praise is good.
This is one of the benefits of praise. If a person praises Allah over a meal or drink, it will be a means of his earning Allah’s pleasure.
We ask Allah to shower His pleasure upon you and us. Verily, He has power over all things.
Hadith on Importance of Saying Alhamdulillah
Abu Malik Al-Ash’ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Purity is half of iman (faith). ‘Alhamdulillah (all praise and gratitude belong to Allah)’ fills the scales, and ‘subhanAllah (how far is Allah from every imperfection) and ‘Alhamdulillah (all praise and gratitude belong to Allah)’ fill that which is between heaven and earth.”
Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani) English reference: Book 40, Hadith 927, Arabic reference: Book 1, Hadith 927
Hadith On Saying Alhamdulillah when someone sneezes
Abu Salih reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,
“When one of you sneezes, he should say, ‘Praise be to Allah.’ When he says, ‘Praise be to Allah, ‘ his brother or companion should say to him [Yarhamuk-Allah], ‘May Allah have mercy on you.’ Then let the person who sneezed say [Yahdikum-ullah wa yuslihu balakum], ‘May Allah guide you and put your affairs in order.’”
Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani) English reference: Book 40, Hadith 927, Arabic reference: Book 1, Hadith 927.
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Five are the rights of a Muslim over his brother: responding to salutation, saying Yarhamuk Allah when anybody sneezes and says al-Hamdulillah, visiting the sick. following the bier. ‘
Abd al-Razzaq said that this hadith has been transmitted as mursal hadith from Zuhri and he then substantiated it on the authority of Ibn Musayyib. Sahih Muslim 2162
Anas b. Malik reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: Allah is pleased with His servant who says: Al-Hamdu lillah while taking a morsel of food and while drinking. Sahih Muslim 2734
Alhamdulillah is two things; one part of it is that you thank Allah and the second part of it is appreciation. In life you can have praise without thanks and sometimes in life you can have thanks without praise.
When we say alhamdulillah then we are saying that we praise Allah for whatever He’s doing whatever He’s doing is awesome. After we praise Him we are also thanking Him that He did it for us.
Al-Bukhaari (4631) and Muslim (2760) narrated that ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:
“There is no one to whom praise is more dear than Allah, and because of that He praised Himself. And there is no one whose protective jealousy is greater than Allah’s, and because of that He forbade immoral actions.”
Allah, may He be exalted, has no need of the worlds and their praise and righteous deeds. No matter what bad or good deeds they do, they cannot cause any harm to reach Allah, and they cannot cause any benefit to reach Him.
He, may He be glorified and exalted, has no need of them, but they are in need of Him, as He, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):
“O mankind! it is you who stand in need of Allah, but Allah is Rich (Free of all wants and needs), Worthy of all praise” [Faatir 35:15].
But Allah, may He be exalted, loves for His slaves to obey Him, think positively of Him and give thanks to Him, and not to be ungrateful towards Him, for many great and wise reasons, of which we will mention some here:
Allah loves praise, so He praised Himself and commanded His slaves to praise Him, because He is deserving of that.
So He loves His slaves to describe Him as He deserves to be described, because if they do that, that will protect them from attributing to Him bad things that are not befitting to Him at all.
When To Say Alhamdulillah?
Alhamdulillaah is a powerful zikr with lots of benefits and Muslims are encouraged to say it throughout the day. However, there are some special places the Prophet SAW used to recite and encouraged his followers to say it at these appointed times.
- It said to express thanks to Allah.
- Before going to bed.
- After fard Salah.
Muslims are also encouraged to say Alhamdulillah 33 times after fard prayer.
From the forms of Remembrance after the prayer is to say:
- La ilaaha illallaah and
- Allahu Akbar twenty-five times, so it aggregates to a hundred.
Another form is reciting:
- Subhanallaah thirty-three times,
- Alhamdulillaah thirty-three times, and
- Allahu Akbar thirty-four times, which makes a total of one hundred.
Another form is to recite:
- Subhanallaah ten times,
- Alhamdulillaah ten times, and
- Allahu Akbar ten times.
You should alternate among the various forms because they are all authentically reported from the Prophet SAW.
Alhamdulillahi Images And Wallpaper
Below are some beautiful images of the Islamic phrase, Alhamdullilah.