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Alhamdulillah What’s the Meaning and Rewards

If you’ve had a Muslim friend or visited a family, you might’ve heard them saying alhamdulillah during their daily conversation. Even when you ask them how’re you? or how’re you doing? They might reply spontaneously, alhamdulillah.

Also, you’ll find them saying the same phrase when they get a prize, achieve some accomplishment, or after a delicious meal.

You might’ve wondered before. What does this sentence mean? And why do they say it? This article will give you the answer straight away.


Why Say Alhamdulillah?

Allah gave us countless blessings like the ability to see, smell, taste, and walk. Also, he harnessed all the cosmos to serve humans. To mention but a few. The sun’s rays give us light and warmth each morning. The night is calm and dark, so we can sleep restfully and prepare ourselves for the next morning.

Here are five reasons why Muslims say Alhamdulillah?

1.Expressing Love for Allah

In Hadith by prophet Mohamed, peace upon him. He said: Four words Allah loves: Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah, No god but Allah, and Allah Akbar. You’re free to start with each”.

2. It’s One of the Verses of Fatiha

Fatiha has great prominence in Quran, as It’s called the mother of the holy book. As Muslims, we recite it in each Rakaa, so our prayer is a form of thanking God. We praise God for all blessings at least two times in each salat.

3. Seeking Forgiveness from Allah

Seeking forgiveness from Allah and asking for his satisfaction is one of the pursuits of each Muslim. By thanking Allah for his blessing, he atones for our bad deeds. Also, he gives us more as promised in Quran: ‘If you are grateful, I will certainly give you more” (Ibrahim: 7).

4. Cause for Rainfall From the Sky

In Hadith by Mohammed, he urged his fellows to say alhamdulillah during the time of drought, so it pours rain.

5. Expiation for Bad Deeds

Undoubtedly, each Muslim can fall into mistakes or commit a bad deed. In Sunna Nabawaia, saying Alhamdallah can remove bad deeds. In hadith, Prophet Mohammed said: Saying Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah, Takbir Allah and no god but Allah shakes sins off you as a tree shaking its leaves.


Read also: The meaning of Subhanallah in Islam

Alhamdulillah Meaning in Islam

Saying al-ḥamdu li-llāh has a deep meaning in Islam. This word is derived from the Arabic verb Hamad ( حمد in Arabic), which means thanks to Allah for all his great attributes and deeds.

1. Show Love, Supplication, and Gratitude

In the western world, there is common philosophy about praise and gratitude as an antidote in an excruciating capitalistic world focused on human centrality. We had this cure 1500 years ago in Islam!

Now, renowned western psychologists, like Dr. John Gray, the bestseller writer, confirm the importance of a great guide on the mental and spiritual health of the human being. and for most people who reach a high level of creativity, thanking others greatly impacts their success. So, no doubt that thanking God, who has the power over everything, will bring miracles into your life!

2. One of The Good Deeds of Muslims

Yes, Saying this word has a significant reward in Islam, as it’s one of the loved words of Allah, and it’s the second verse in surah Fatiha, which is the mother of the Quran.

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Shall I teach you the greatest Surah in the Qur’an before you leave the mosque?” Then he (ﷺ), took me by the hand, and when we were about to step out, I reminded him of his promise to teach me the greatest Surah in the Qur’an. He (ﷺ) said, “It is ‘Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil ‘Alamin (i.e., Surat Al-Fatihah) which is As-Sab’ Al-Mathani (i.e., the seven oft-repeated Ayat) and the Great Qur’an which is given to me.”

3. Praise Allah for All Blessings

No doubt that Allah created infinite numbers of blessings for all the people, such as the sun, moon, light, darkness, sea, mountains, and wind, and harnessed all creatures on earth for the service of humans. He glorifies humans over all he created and chose him as his successor on earth. So, thanking him is one way of showing acknowledgment for all those blessings.

Alhamdulillah Meaning

Pronunciation of Alhamdulillah

this video will show you how to pronounce this word in Arabic.

What Does Alhamdulillah Mean in English?

Alhamdulillah is an Arabic word. Its analog in English is: thank god or praise god. However, the first part of the Arabic world – Hamad حمد connotes more than praise. it’s a comprehensive term that includes veneration, appreciation, and gratitude.

Other translations to alhamdulillah in English:

  • All praise is due to Allah.”
  • “All praise is due to God alone.”
  • “All the praises and thanks be to Allah.”
  • “Praise to Allah.”

How to Respond to Alhamdulillah?

When someone says this phrase to you in any situation. You can reply with those answers (of course; those aren’t fixed. You can use words from your traditional culture.

  • May Allah bless you always.
  • inshallah always (and call his name)
  • May Allah save you
  • May Allah ease your matters

Saying Alhamdulillah when sneeze

There are many interpretations of why Muslims use the phrase “Alhamdulillah” when sneezing. Some believe it is a way of thanking Allah for keeping them healthy, while others believe it’s for seeking protection from Allah against illness.

Imam Ibn Qayyim, explains that sneezing is a blessing since it enables the body to get rid of the vapors congested inside the brain that, if persisted, might cause a disorder in the body’s function.

A hadith of Prophet Mohammed advises his nation to say such a phrase after sneezing.

Alhamdulillah Meaning

Verses About alhamdulillah in Quran

Some meanings indicate this word and its virtues in The holy book and sunna, and It was found in Quran in 23 verses, such as

  • الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي وَهَبَ لِي عَلَى الْكِبَرِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ (ابراهيم، ٣٩ )

All praise is for Allah, who has blessed me with Ishmael and Isaac in my old age. My Lord is indeed the Hearer of ˹all˺ prayers. (Surah Ibraheem, 39)

  • وَقُلِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدًا وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ (الإسراء، 111)

And say, “All praise is for Allah, Who has never had ˹any˺ offspring;1 nor does He have a partner in ˹governing˺ the kingdom nor is He pathetic, needing a protector. And revere Him immensely.” ( Surah al Israa, 111)

  • فَقُلِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي نَجَّانَا مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ (المؤمنون، 28)

say, “All praise is for Allah, Who saved us from the wrongdoing of people (Surah Al-Muminoon, 28)

  • وَقَالَا الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي فَضَّلَنَا عَلَىٰ كَثِيرٍ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (النمل، ، 15)

All praise is for Allah Who has privileged us over many of His faithful servants.” (Al Naml, 15)

Read also: Salaam Alaikum: The Best Way To Start A Conversation


Alhamad Allah In Sunna

The Prophet Muhammad is reported to have said: “Whenever any one of you says ‘Alhamdulillah, it will bring good to him and remove evil from him.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

This Hadith shows the importance of thanking God for the blessings we receive. By saying “Alhamdulillah,” we acknowledge that everything good comes from God and thank Him for His blessings.

There are many Hadiths in which the prophet Mohammed urges Muslims to say Alhamad Allah and show the virtues of these words

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Allah is pleased with His slave who says: ‘Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah)’ when he takes a morsel of food and drinks a draught of water.”[Muslim].

Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) finished a meal, he would say: “(All praise to Allah, praise which is abundant, pure, and full of blessings, which is indispensable and to which one cannot be indifferent).” [Al-Bukhari].

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: For me to say: Subḥānallāh, walḥamdu lillāh, wa lā ilāha illallāh, wallāhu ‘Akbar is better to me than all that the sun rises upon (i.e. the whole world). (Muslim 4/2072.)

Alhamdulillah in Historical Sources

The phrase’s origins are unclear, but it is thought to date back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad. In the hadith, a collection of sayings and stories attributed to Muhammad, the Prophet is quoted as saying “Alhamdulillah” in response to good news.

Since then, the phrase has been widely used by Muslims worldwide. In recent years, it has also become popular among non-Muslims to express appreciation for life’s blessings.

Transliteration of Alhamdulillah

There are variations of this word; we collected all of them for you in this table with their meaning

Transliteration English translation Arabic translation
Hamdullah All praise to Allahحمد لله
AlhamdulillahAll praise to Allahالحمد لله
Al-ḥamdu li-llāhiAll praise to Allahالحمد لله
Alhamdulillah rabb al alaminAll praise to Allah, the lord of all creaturesالحمد لله رب العالمين
Hamdallah Ya Raball praise to you, my godحمدًا لك يا رب
Alhamdulillah for everythingAll praise to Allah for everything الحمد لله على كل نعمه

How To Use Abdullah In A Sentence:

Here are some examples that show you how to use this word in sentences

  • Al hamd lilahh that honored me with a child, and thanks be to God that He made my wife a child.
  • Al hamad ʾilāh, who helped me in my studies and did not waste my efforts, hamd illah who guided me to higher grades, did not forget my pain and helped me succeed.
  • Al hamad ʾilāh for the blessing of graduation and excellence as he gave me the patience to continue my study and exert effort to succeed.
  • Al hamdillah who treated me and secured me from all pains and maladies

Read also: 12 Polite Ways to Say Thank You in Arabic

How to spell alhamdulillah in Arabic?

“Alhamdulillah,” also spelled “al-Hamdi Lil lah” and it has three-part

  • Al: a definite letter
  • hamd: meaning thanking
  • li: when added to something, and it means for
  • lah: It means Allah and lil lah means for Allah.

What Does the Hum Do Allah Mean in Hindi?

hum do allah is translated to भगवान का शुक्र है in hindi langaugae

Also, it’s translated to خدا کا شکر ہے in Urdu.

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How to Write Alhamdulillah in Arabic?

Al ham du lillah in Arabic means ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ‎  ( or الحمد لله without Diacritics)

for writing this word in the Arabic language, you should use an Arabic keyboard and write الحمد لله

Then write those night letters in order, from right to left: ا، ل، ح، م، د، ل، ل، ه

Quranic Surahs Start Alhamdulillah

The word “Alhamdulillah” is used at the beginning of many surahs.

1. Al-Fatihah (the opening chapter of the Quran)

starts with the phrase “Alhamdulillah Rabbil-alamin,” which means, “Praise be to Allah, Lord of all creation.”

2. Surah al An’aam (Chapter 6)

Alhamdu lillah, who created the heavens and the earth and made darkness and light.1 Yet the disbelievers set up equals to their Lord ˹in worship˺.

3. Surah al Kahf (Chapter 18)

Alhamdu lillah Who has revealed the Book to His servant,1 allowing no crookedness in it,

4. Surah Saba (Chapter 34)

Alhamdu lillah to Whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and on the earth. And praise is to Him in the Hereafter. He is the All-Wise, All-Aware.

5. Surah Faatir (chapter 35)

All praise is for Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth..

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Read also: Inshallah Meaning in Islam | Definition, Usage, Pronunciation

Alhamdulillah Dua

There are many islamic Duas you can say to thank god whether you’re praying, prostrating, or supplicating .. we will mention some of Those Duas with their English translations

  • اللهم إنا نحمدك ونستعينك ونستهديك، ونستغفرك ونتوب إليك، ونثني عليك الخير كله

O, god, we thanks you seek help and guidance from you, seek out your forgiveness and repent,

  • اللهم لك الحمد حتى ترضى، ولك الحمد إذا رضيت، ولك الحمد بعد أن ترضى

O. God, al-ḥamdu until you be satisfied, and if you become satisfied and after you become satisfied.

  • وأنت بكل شيء عليم، وسبحانك رب العزة عما يصفون، وسلام على المرسلين، والحمد لله رب العالمين

You’re aware of everything, subhank, glorious Allah of what they described you, peace to all of the messengers, and alhamdulillah, the lord of all creatures.

  • اللهم لك الحمد على العافية.. ونسألك العافية في الدنيا والآخرة

al-ḥamdu Allah for health blessing, and we ask Allah wellness in this life and hereafter.


Being grateful to Allah for all his gifts is one of the best cults in Islam that can remove pain, worries, and panic. If you praise almighty Allah, he’ll increase your provisions and lead you on the righteous path.

So, Always thank god and feel all of his blessings. Imagine if you are deprived of them; what do you feel then? Feel how privileged are you to be human that allāh created you and harnessed all the world for you

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