Hasbiyallahu la ilaha illallah alayhi tawakkaltu is a short yet powerful supplication.
It is a great Dua that the messenger of Allah SAW commended us to recite seven times in the morning and afternoon.
Hasbiyallahu La Ilaha Illallah Alayhi Tawakkaltu in English.
The meaning of hasbiyallahu Dua in English is;
Allah is sufficient for me. There is none worthy of worship but Him. I rely on Him alone, He is the Lord of the Majestic Throne.
HasbiyAllahu in Arabic Text
حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ
HasbiyAllahu la ilaha illa huwa alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa Rabbul arshil adheem.
Saying HasbiyAllahu 7 Times Hadith
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 (may peace be upon him) said that if a Muslim recites this supplication seven times in the morning and seven times in the evening, Allah will give him with what satisfies all his worries.
This zikr is similar to some supplication in that we do not specifically ask Allah for anything, but instead remind ourselves of our relationship with Allah and prepare ourselves for the day.
We begin this supplication by affirming that Allah is enough for us.
We express it in the broad sense, so Allah will provide us with exactly everything we wish, no matter how tiny or great it is, or whether it is related to this life or the next.
We then say that there is none worthy of worship but Him, which clarifies why He is sufficient for us because He possesses the attributes that make Him deserving of worship.
As Allah is sufficient for us, the next part of the dua is the manifestation of this knowledge, which is that we rely only on Him, i.e. we have Tawakkul on Him.
To further confirm why we rely on Him, we recall His greatness, since He is the Lord of the Majestic Throne.
Its Majesty has been described in Ayatul Kursi’s commentary.
This supplication centres around Tawakkul on Allah and is the only one that must be repeated seven times.
Perhaps this is because Tawakkul is important, and 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.
Tawakkul has numerous advantages.
The messenger of Allah SAW said:
- If you have Tawakkul on Allah as you genuinely should, then He will provide for you as He provides for the birds.
Do you not notice that they leave in the early morning with an empty stomach and return in the afternoon with a full stomach?
There are 70,000 persons who enter Jannah without being punished or queried [by Allah].
- Their characteristics include having full Tawakkul on Allah in everything they do.
Hasbiyallahu Dua Benefits
Every time you recite this supplication, make sure you remind yourself to abide by it, i.e. you have true Tawakkul on Allah.
Imam Ahmad said,
Tawakkul is an action of the heart.
As a result, do not think that just reciting this prayer will get you Tawakkul; rather, you should abide by what it necessitates.
Tawakkul, according to Abu Sai’d Al-Khazzaz, is “constant movement without being stationary, and being stationary without movement.
By this, he means that you should be physically moving and using whatever means you have to achieve your goals, while your heart is stationary in terms of its dependence on Allah, i.e. your heart is so confident that Allah will provide for you that you never worry and are at peace no matter what the circumstances are.
Though this may appear to be a simple dua, it is a powerful supplication to save a person in need.
According to Ibn Abbas, the supplication (a shorter version of this supplication) which is hasbiyallahu wa ni’imal wakeel, is what Ibrahim (alayhi assalam) said when he was thrown into the fire, and Allah saved him, and it is what our Prophet (SallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said when the disbelievers regrouped immediately after the battle of Uhud, and Allah saved the Muslims from them.