Bismillahi Tawakkaltu Ala Allah is a dua used by Muslims when leaving their houses. This phrase serves as a powerful reminder to place our reliance and trust in Allah before leaving the house, and to seek His guidance and blessings in all aspects of our lives.
In this blog, we will be looking at Bismillahi Tawakkaltu Ala Allah meaning in English and its significance.
Bismillahi Tawakkaltu Ala Allah Meaning in English
The full meaning of Bismillahi ala Allah in English is “In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah; there is no might and no power but in Allah”.
Bismillahi Tawakkaltu Ala Allah in Arabic Text
Bismillahi Tawakkaltu Ala Allah dua in Arabic is given below:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ
Transliteration: Bismillahi tawakkaltu alallahi la hawla wala quwwata illa billah.
Bismillahi Tawakkaltu Ala Allah Hadith
Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: When a man goes out of his house and says:
“In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah; there is no might and no power but in Allah,” the following will be said to him at that time:
“You are guided, defended and protected.” The devils will go far from him and another devil will say: How can you deal with a man who has been guided, defended and protected?Source: Sunan Abi Dawud 5095
The point of reference in this hadeeth is his saying, “Bismillah Tawakkaltu ‘ala Allahi walaa hawla walaa Quwwata illaa billah (I begin with the Name of Allah, I trust in Allah).”
It contains evidence that it is essential when the individual leaves his house to say this remembrance of Allah.
It entails reliance on Allah and resorting to Him because when the individual sets out from his residence, he is exposed to anything afflicting him.
Animals may attack him such as scorpion, snake and the like. So, he should say: “Bismillah, tawakkaltu ‘ala Allahi (I begin with the Name of Allah, I trust in Allah)…”
According to reliance on Allah and dependence on Him should be combined with trusting in Him and having good thoughts.
Here is the other Dua for leaving home in Arabic text:
اَللَّهُـمَّ إِنِّي أَعُـوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَضِـلَّ أَوْ أُضَـلَّ، أَوْ أَزِلَّ أَوْ أُزَلَّ، أَوْ أَظْلِـمَ أَوْ أَُظْلَـمَ، أَوْ أَجْهَلَ أَوْ يُـجْهَلَ عَلَـيَّ.
Transliteration: Allahumma inni a’uzu bika an adilla aw odal, aw azilla aw ozall, aw athlima aw othlam, aw ajhala aw yujhala alay.
Translation in English: O Allah, I take refuge with You lest I should stray or be led astray, or slip or be tripped, or oppress or be oppressed, or behave foolishly or be treated foolishly.’ slip: i.e. to commit a sin unintentionally. At-Tirmidhi 3:152
Concerning his saying: “Allahumma innee a’oodhubika an adilla (O Allah, I seek refuge in you from being astray)” i.e., from me getting away from the right path.“
…or being led astray” i.e., that anybody leads me astray.“…or against slipping”; derived from Zalal meaning mistake, “…or being caused to slip” that is, that anybody falls into an error which emanating from me.“
…or being unjust)”; that is, that I wrong another person.“…or treated unjustly”: that some other person wrongs me.“…or act silly”: that I behave foolishly.“…or treated foolishly”: that anyone behaves silly to me, transgressing against me.
It is incumbent on the individual to recite this formula of remembrance of Allah when he leaves his residence considering what it contains of turning towards Allah – and free is He from all imperfections and Exalted is He – and depending on Him. Allah alone grants success.
May Allah accept our good deeds and grant us success.