All Praises Are Due To Allah In Arabic And Meaning
All praises are due to Allah is a wonderful phrase that expresses gratitude for Allah’s goodness.
Muslims often use it in conversation, especially when thanking Allah for blessings.
All Praises Are Due To Allah
It is called Tahmeed or ‘Hamd Allah’ in Arabic, and it means, describing Him with Praise and Perfections, and exalting Him above everything that negates and contradicts that.
Why Is All Praise Due To Allah?
Allah, Blessed be He and the most High, is worthy of praise. He is praised for the beauty of His kindness and perfection of His attributes, the Mighty and Sublime, with love and veneration.
He 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.
All Praises Are Due To Allah In Arabic
It is called Alhamdullilah and is written like this in Arabic
Allah praised Himself at the inception of His creation, He said:
“All praises and thanks be to Allah, Who (Alone) created the heavens and the earth, and originated the darkness and the light; yet those who disbelieve hold others as equal with their Lord.”
He praised Himself for being far above having partners and associates. He said,
“And say: “All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has not begotten a son (or offspring), and Who has no partner in (His)Dominion, nor He is low to have a Wali (helper, protector or supporter).
And magnify Him with all magnificence, [Allahu Akhar (Allah is the Most Great)]”
Consequently, if the Prophet Muhammad SAW receives a news that gladdens him, he would say,
Alhamdu lillahi 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:
Alhamdu lillahi alaa kulli haal
Meaning: All praise be to Allah in every situation.
0n What some people say today,
All praise is due to Allah, the One beside whom none is praised over misfortune” is a mistake, a blunder.
This is because uttering this statement is a sign that you dislike what has been decreed for you. However, say as the Prophet Muhmammad said,
All praise in due to Allah in every situation.
This is what is right and the Sunnah as reported from the messenger of Allah.
Allah, the most High, praised Himself and ordered that He should be praised.
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,
“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.
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.
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.
The people of knowledge stated that gratitude is obedience to the one who granted the blessing, especially these forms of blessing.
This is gratitude.
So if Allah blesses you with wealth, this should reflect in your dressing, house, car, charity and spending so that the effect of this wealth, which is a blessing of Allah, would be seen on you.
If Allah blesses you with knowledge, the effect of this knowledge such as spreading it among people, teaching people and inviting towards Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, should be seen on you.
Gratitude should be in the form of the particular blessing that Allah has bestowed upon you.
Therefore, he who disobeys Allah is not grateful for the blessings of Allah.
Gratitude has two great benefits.
One entails acknowledging the rights, favour and kindness of Allah, the most High, and this is a means of increasing the blessing.
He will increase His blessings upon you whenever you increase your act of gratitude.
Be grateful to Allah for this blessing which He has bestowed upon you.
He facilitated its attainment without your might or power.
If Allah wishes, we would not have control over these lawful things that we eat due to difficulty or the absence of this blessing.
The important point is that we should be grateful for the blessings of Allah, and gratitude should be in form of the blessing.
Give out knowledge and wealth in accordance to what Allah, the most High, has given you.
Likewise, if Allah gives you good health and vigour and your brothers are in need of assistance and support, it will be a form of gratitude for the blessing of Allah to assist them with your good health.
Muslims and Gratitude
Gratitude is one of the cornerstones of Muslim living, and it is highly revered in Islam.
There are many ways to express gratitude to Allah by saying alhamdulillah:
After both blessings and tribulations, say “Alhamdulillah.”
The only thing Allah expects in return is your thankfulness when things go well.
Also express gratitude to Allah for rescuing you from disaster.
It is a form of thankfulness to remember Allah at all times, especially during prayers.
Pray on time, remember your required prayers, and, if feasible, make sunnah prayers and du’a (Supplication) in gratitude for all Allah has given you.
Allah alone grants success.