Allah is sufficient for me is a short yet very powerful zikr and ayah from the Glorious Qur’an. It is a strong zikr that can overcome fear, anxiety, or distress according to Quran and Sunnah.
In this article, we will look at the meaning of Allah is sufficient for me, Arabic pronunciation, Arabic text as well as explanation of the this great verse.
Allah Is Sufficient For Me In Arabic
Allah is sufficient for me full ayat in Arabic is written as:
حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ
HasbiyAllahu laa ilaaha illa huwa alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa Rabbul arshil adheem.
Allah is Sufficient For Me Quran
Allah alone is sufficient for me is in surah Taubah, verse 129. The full Verse in Arabic is:
فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُلۡ حَسۡبِىَ ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَۖ عَلَيۡهِ تَوَكَّلۡتُۖ وَهُوَ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ
But if they turn away, [O Muhammad], say, “Sufficient for me is Allah; there is no deity except Him. On Him I have relied, and He is the Lord of the Great Throne.”
But if they turn away, from the glorious, pure, perfect and encompassing Law that you (O Muhammad) brought them,
then say: “Allah is sufficient for me. There is no God but He..
Allah is sufficient for me, there is no deity worthy of worship except Him, and in Him I put my trust.
In Him I put my trust, and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne.
He is the King and Creator of all things, and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne (Arsh), which is above all creation; all that is in and between the heavens and earths is under the Throne (Arsh) and subservient to Allah’s power.
His knowledge encompasses all things, and His decision will certainly come to pass over all matters. He is the guardian of all things.
Allah is Sufficient for me and He is the best Disposer of affairs in Arabic
Here is how to write Allah is Sufficient for us and He is the best Disposer of affairs:
حَسْبُنَا ٱللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ ٱلْوَكِيلُ
Hasbunallahu wa ni mal Wakeel.
Allah is Sufficient For Me Meaning
Allah (Alone) is sufficient for me: that is, He is enough for me in our affairs and difficulties.
And He is the best disposer of affairs (for us) meaning that, He – the Mighty and Sublime – is Sufficient for us because He is surely the best Master and the best Helper.
However, He is the Helper for the one who seeks Him as Helper and who looks for assistance from Him.
Allah – the Mighty and Sublime – is the Most Honorable of the honorable and the Most Generous of the generous.
Thus, when the individual places his trust in Him, He assists him, supports him, and disposes his affairs for him.
However, the problem emanates when the individual turns away largely from Him and depends on material resources and not divine means.
Allah is Sufficient For Us in Which Surah?
Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal Wakeel is in surah Al Imran, second longest surah in the Quran, verse 173. The full ayat is:
“Those (i.e., believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, “verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore fear them, but it (only) increased them in faith, and they said: “Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and He is the best disposer of affairs (for us).”Surah Al Imran verse 173
This verse was revealed regarding the Companions of the Prophet (may Allah be pleased with them) when they suffered injuries, bruises and death during the Battle of Uhud.
Thereafter, they were informed that Abu Sufyan had decided to return and has gathered people against them.
So, the Prophet (SAW) encouraged them to face him. They responded positively to Allah and His Messenger after they had sustained injuries and had been afflicted with this great misfortune.
Seventy of them had been killed as martyrs in the cause of Allah. The Prophet (SAW) and others had undergone untold hardship but they still responded to Allah and His Messenger.
Allah Is Sufficient For Me Benefits
Reciting hasbi Allah wa ni’mal wakeel on a regular basis has many benefits. One of them is because of these words the fire which prophet Ibrahim was thrown became peace and cool.
And because of these four words when the sahaba said them, 4 things happened to them because of these 4 words:
- Allah SWT send his blessing upon them.
- Allah’s grace descends upon them,
- no harm touched them and
- they gained them pleasure of Allah Azzawajal.
Anytime somebody commit zulum (oppression) against you, say hasbunallahu wa ni mal wakeel. Anytime you go to court and you are fearing the people, say these beautiful words.
Hasbi Allahu wa nimal wakeel was the dhikr Ibrahim عليه السلام made when he was being thrown into fire.
A fire that was build up and lit for a month according to some narrations. A fire that his family approved of and gathered to witness him burn in.
If you are burning through the fires of this life and your family is just a spectator to it remember to make the dhikr of Hasbi Allahu wa nimal wakeel – Allah is with me and He is the best disposer of affairs.
Allah is sufficient for me – I don’t need anyone else.
If this dhikr was good enough for Ibrahim alaihis salam abul ambiya, it should be good enough for the followers of Ibrahim alaihs salam.
Allah cooled down the fire to grant Ibrahim alaihi salam ease and safety. Allah will grant you similar ease and safety.
You don’t need anyone save Allah to control your circumstances. Flee to Allah – He will protect, honour and safeguard.
Allah Is Sufficient For Me Dua
The full Dua for Allah alone is sufficient for me is in Sunan Abi Dawud 5081. The Hadith is as follows:
Abu al-Darda’ said: if anyone says seven times morning and evening; “Allah sufficeth me: there is no god but He; on him is my trust- he, the Lord of the Throne (of glory) Supreme”, Allah will be sufficient for him against anything which grieves him, whether he is true or false in (repeating) them.
The Prophet (SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said that any Muslim who recites this supplication seven times in the morning and once more seven times in the evening then Allah shall provide Him what suffices all his worries.
In this supplication we do not explicitly ask Allah for anything, but instead we remind ourselves of our relationship with Allah, and set ourselves in the correct frame of mind for the day
We commence this prayer by affirming that Allah is sufficient for us. We say it in the general form, therefore Allah will suffice us in absolutely everything that we desire, no matter how small or large it is, or whether it is related to this life or the hereafter.
We follow that up with stating that there is none worthy of worship but Him, therefore clarifying why He is sufficient for us, as He possesses the attributes which make Him deserving of worship.
As Allah is sufficient for us, the next part of the supplication is the manifestation of knowing this, which is that we rely on Him alone i.e. we have Tawakkul on Him.
To further confirm why we rely on Him, we remind ourselves of His greatness, for He is the Lord of the Majestic throne. Its Majesty has been described in the commentary of Ayatul Kursi.
This supplication revolves around Tawakkul on Allah, and is the only one from the supplications that is to be said seven times.
Perhaps this is due to the importance of Tawakkul, and that it is not an easy matter so a person should say the supplication many times to ensure the meanings settle in his heart.
When Allah wanted to mention the main qualities of believers in Surah Al-Anfal, He included the quality of their Tawakkul on Him.
Make sure you remind yourself to live by this hadith every time you recite it i.e. you have true Tawakkul on Allah.
Imam Ahmad said, “Tawakkul is an action of the heart”. Therefore, don’t think that just by saying this supplication you have achieved Tawakkul, rather you should live by what it necessitates.
Though this may sound like a simple supplication, it in fact is a great supplication to save a person from distress.
Ibn Abbas narrated that the supplication حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل (a shorter version of this supplication) is what Ibrahim (alayhi assalam) said when he was thrown into the fire, so Allah saved him, and it is what our Prophet (SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said when the disbelievers regrouped immediately after the battle of Uhud, so Allah saved the Muslims from them.