The Prophet SAW taught us different Dua to recite when we face difficulties, stress and anxiety. La ilaha illallahul Azimul Halim is one of the beautiful supplications for anguish.
Let’s learn the meaning of this amazing invocation.
La Ilaha Illallahul Azimul In Arabic Text
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ الْعَظِيمُ الْحَلِيمُ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ رَبُّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَرَبُّ الْأَرْضِ وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمِ
Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahul ‘Adheemul-Haleem, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Adheem, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-‘ardhi wa Rabbul-‘Arshil-Kareem.
La Ilaha Illallahul Azimul Halim Meaning
La Ilaha Illallahul Azimul means There is none worthy of worship but Allah the Mighty, the Forbearing. There is none worthy of worship but Allah, Lord of the Magnificent Throne. There is none worthy of worship but Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, and Lord of the Noble Throne.
Reflect along with me upon the meaning of the four statements of this remembrance.
The Hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas wherein the Prophet says in times of distress:
Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah Al-‘Adheem Al-Haleem; Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah Rabb Al-‘Arsh Al- ‘Adheem; Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah Rabb As- Samaawaati wa Rabb Al-‘Arsh Al-Kareem.“
None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Magnificent, the Forbearing. None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah the Lord of the Great Throne. None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the Noble Throne.
When the distress one says this blessed statement of remembrance reflecting upon its meaning and contemplates upon that which it indicates:
None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah He is reminded of the Tawheed of Allah and that he was only created for the purpose of At-Tawheed, he was brought into existence in order to actualize that which.
None has the right to be worshipped except Allah indicates; to preoccupy his heart, time, and life with. He was created for this purpose.
Due to this it is befitting that be the greatest concern of the person and the most important thing to him the most with which he busies himself; and the greatest thing the person inclines to; and his upmost concern.
For he was not created except for the purpose of it. He was not brought into existence except to actualize it; so it is the objective of the creation and the basis for the existence of mankind.
“And I (Allaah) created not the Jinn and humans except they should worship Me (Alone).Adh-Dhariyat 56
Allah has not created them except for the purpose of (actualizing): and it means: making the worship purely for Allaah and making the religion purely for Him.
None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah means: There is no true object of worship except Allaah.
It contains a negation and an affirmation; a negation of worship from everything besides Allaah and an affirmation of worship, in every sense, for Allaah Alone.
So the one who says, Does not ask except Allaah; he does not seek help from any except Allaah; he does not seek refuge with any except Allaah; he does not rely upon any except Allaah; he does not put (total) trust in any except Allaah, and he does not seek healing for his grief, anxiety, and sadness except from Allaah.
So he says:
‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Magnificent, the Forbearing. He calls to mind the magnificence of Allaah, and that Allaah the Mighty and Majestic is Great and Exalted; He is the Most High the Most Great.
So he calls to mind the greatness of Allaah; the perfection of His Strength; the perfection of His Power; and His full encompassment of His Creation, Glorified and Exalted be He; and that He is not incapable of anything in the heavens and the earth; and he calls to mind His Forbearance; Mighty and Majestic be He.
Then he says: None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah the Lord of the Great Throne. None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the Noble Throne ’So he calls to mind Allaah’s creation of the Throne.
That is the greatest and most expansive of the creation.
Due to this, it is described in this statement of remembrance as being “magnificent” and it is described and being “noble”. Nobility (here) is expansiveness.
The Throne is the most expansive and greatest of the creation.
So he calls to mind the greatness of Allaah by reflecting upon the greatness of his creation which the Lord, Mighty and Majestic be He, has brought into existence.
Then he calls to mind Allaah’s Creation of the heavens and Allaah’s creation of the earth.
He calls to mind these lofty meanings, and he repeats these words and preoccupies his heart with them, and he submerges his heart within them.
So they are what he is preoccupied with. Hence, what remnant of grief, anxiety, or sadness will remain as long as the heart is preoccupied with that?!
Due to this, we benefit from this supplication and other than it that the treatment for grief and anxiety is the Tawheed of Allaah; remembering Allaah and absolving Allaah (of all imperfections); and taking refuge with Allaah. This is the treatment.
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