3 Powerful dua to thank Allah: Transform your life forever

Dua to thank Allah through a valid chain of authority from Imam Al-Sadiq a.s. says the closest position between a servant and Allah is when he prostates himself before the Almighty Allah SWT.

يَا رَبَّ الْاَرْبَابِ
وَ يَا مَلِكَ الْمُلُوْكِ
وَ يَا سَيِّدَ السَّادَاتِ
وَ يَا جَبَّارَ الْجَبَابِرَةِ
وَ يَا اِلٰهَ الْاٰلِهَةِ
صَلِّ عَلىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ۔

“Yā Rabba al-arbāb

Wa yā Malik al-mulūk

Wa yā Sayyida as-sādāt

Wa yā Jabbāra al-jabābirahte

Wa yā Ilāha al-alyāhāt

Ṣallī ‘alā Muḥammadin wa āli Muḥammad.”

“O Sovereign of sovereigns,
O Ruler of rulers,
O Master of masters,
O Almighty of the mighty,
O Deity of deities,
“Grant Your blessings to Muhammad and his descendants.”

And then say this:

فَاِنِّىْ عَبْدُكَ نَاصِيَتِىْ فِىْ قَبْضَتِكَ۔

“Indeed, I am Your servant, entirely in Your grasp.”

I am writing the post with tears of joy in my eyes and peace in my heart, and somewhere deep down, I am sure that my creator Allah SWt loves me more than I can ever Imagine.

What does it mean to thank Almighty Allah? Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “He who does not thank the people is not thankful to Allah.” (Sunan Abi Dawud 4811)

Expressing gratitude in this world goes beyond mere words; it extends to our actions and intentions. Being thankful brings us closure to Allah, signifying our faith and obedience to Him. Allah, the Most Merciful, holds a deep affection for those who embody these qualities in their conduct and character.

Surah Al-Q14:7: “Consider the moment when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you express gratitude, I will indeed increase My blessings upon you. However, if you are ungrateful, then be aware that My punishment can be severe.'” (Quran 14:7)

Surah Al-Baqarah “Remember Me, and I shall remember you. Show gratitude to Me, and do not turn away from My guidance.” (Quran 2:152)

Additional dua to thank Allah

Through several authentic chains of authority, Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) has been reported to be said very frequently following supplicatory prayer soon after performing the obligatory prayer in thanksgiving prostration.

I had gone through such a hard time when I used to pray Namaz-e-shab for four continuous months and tried not to commit any sin, whether small or big. I wanted one wish of mine to be fulfilled by Allah, but to date, it has not been, and for me, being thankful at this moment is quite difficult. 

But somewhere deep down, I believe in the saying of Imam Ali (a.s). “Allah tests the believers with the hardest trials, for He knows their faith is stronger than any adversity.”

For instance, Imam Husain (A.S.) provided an enduring lesson in Karbala with his sacrifice, teaching us that the test of one’s principles and dignity is far weightier than the trials of the world.

Dua for thanking allah for food.

“Alhamdulillah” (الحمد لله), which means “Praise be to Allah.”
Or you can make a personal dua to thank Allah for the food you have received and ask for His continued blessings and guidance in your life. Gratitude is highly encouraged in Islam, and expressing thanks for the sustenance provided is virtuous.

Dua to thank Allah in English

“We express our gratitude to Allah, who has nourished us, quenched our thirst, and blessed us with the faith of Islam.”

Dua for glorifying Allah.

The Imam (‘a) taught him this dua to thank Allah:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اَنْتَ الْاَوَّلُ فَلَيْسَ قَبْلَكَ شَيْئٌ وَ اَنْتَ الْاٰ خِرُ فَلَيْسَ بَعْدَكَ شَيْئٌ وَ اَنْتَ الظَّاهِرُ فَلَيْسَ فَوْقَكَ شَيْئٌ وَ اَنْتَ الْبَاطِنُ فَلَيْسَ دُوْنَكَ شَيْئٌ وَ اَنْتَ الْعَزِيْزُ الْحَكِيْمُ۔


“O Allah, You are the Beginning, with nothing preceding You.
You are the Last, so there is nothing after You.
You are the Manifest, with nothing surpassing You.”
You are the Hidden, so there is nothing beyond You.
You are the Mighty, the Wise.”


“Allahumma anta al-awwalu
Falaysa qablika shay’un
Wa anta al-akhiru
Falaysa ba’daka shay’un
Wa anta al-zahiru
Falaysa fawqaka shay’un
Wa anta al-batinu
Falaysa dunaka shay’un
Wa anta al-azizu al-hakeem.”

Best dua for thanking Allah.

There are so many dua to thank Allah, but what Allah wants from us is Taqwa. Taqwa is an Arabic term that means “piety,” “mindfulness,” or “God-consciousness.” 

After performing obligatory (Wajib daily prayers) Salah, expressing gratitude through the thanksgiving Prostration is a good practice. During this moment, you can recite various supplications. Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (peace be upon him) suggested repeating phrases such as “شُكْرًا شُكْرًا” (Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving) or “عَفْوًا عَفْوًا” (Pardon, Pardon). The minimum recommended during this Prostration is to say “شُكْرًا لِلّٰهِ” (Thanks be to Allah) three times.

In Surah Al-Furqan (25:70): “Except for those who turn in repentance, have faith, and perform righteous deeds. For them, Allah will replace their wrongdoings with goodness, for Allah is indeed Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

We must not commit sins, which Allah dislikes because he sees what we cannot see, and there is a reason behind everything that Allah doesn’t want us to do. If we can become pious and thank Allah for his blessings, then that will be the most powerful Dua to thank Allah.

How do you say thank you to Allah (Dua to thank Allah)?

Through an authentic chain of hadith, Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that Almighty Allah has taken the Prophet Abraham as his friend because he used to prostrate himself on the ground frequently.

Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) has also said whenever you remember any of the favor bestowed upon you by Almighty Allah and you are in a place where no dissident can see you, you should place your cheek on the ground in submission to Allah SWT.

In an authenticated tradition passed down through authority, Imam al-Rida (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, “A prostration after an obligatory prayer is a way to show gratitude to Almighty Allah for enabling His servant to fulfill their duty to Him. At the very least, during this prostration, one can utter the following words three times:”

شُكْرًا لِلّٰهِ۔

“Shukran Lillahi.”

What do Muslims say when thanking Allah?

Dua to thank Allah when we Muslims thank Allah SWT, we often use the Arabic phrase “Alhamdulillah” (الحمد لله), which translates to “Praise be to Allah” or “Thanks be to Allah” in English.

“Alhamdulillah” is a widespread phrase in Muslim countries and an essential part of Islamic etiquette to show gratitude towards the creator of earth, heaven, and the seven skies. However, you can also say “Shukran Lillah” (شُكْرًا لِلّٰهِ) in Arabic, which means “Thanks to Allah,” instead of Alhamdulillah.

What can I say instead of Alhamdulillah?

The ten alternatives that can be used instead of “Alhamdulillah” are given below the table with their English meaning.

SubhanallahExpressing amazement or marveling at Allah’s creation.
Allahu AkbarAllah is the Greatest.
Ma sha AllahExpressing admiration for something good.
AstaghfirullahSeeking forgiveness from Allah.
Insha AllahIf Allah wills it or God willing.
BismillahIn the name of Allah.
Masha’Allah Tabarak AllahExpressing praise and blessings.
Jazakallahu KhairMay Allah reward you with goodness.
La hawla wala quwwata illa billahThere is no power or strength except through Allah.
Ya AllahCalling upon Allah for help or guidance.

How to make dua to gloryfying Allah?

Through several valid chains of authority, Imam al-Sadiq and Imam al-Kazim (peace be upon them) are reported to have very frequently recited the following supplicatory prayer during their prostrations of thanksgiving:

اَسْاَلُكَ الرَّاحَةَ عِنْدَ الْمَوْتِ وَ الْعَفْوَ عِنْدَ الْحِسَابِ


As’aluka ar-rahata ‘inda al-mawt wa al-‘afwa ‘inda al-hisab


I request from You comfort during the moment of passing.”

and for forgiveness at the time of reckoning.

What do you say after Allah?

Muslims often say “Subhanahu wa ta’ala” (سبحانه وتعالى). This is a way to show how much they respect and love Allah. It means “Glorified and Exalted is He” in English.

It’s a way to say that Allah is unique and super important. Muslims use this phrase when they talk about Allah to show that they think Allah is extraordinary and unique. It’s like saying how much they love and respect Allah.

How to make Allah happy?

A Guide Based on the Five Pillars of Islam

Ensure that you offer all your obligatory prayers on time. Allah is always pleased until and unless you go against what he ordered us to restrain from. I have created a 10-step guide on how to make Allah happy through our actions. Always have strong faith in Allah and his oneness. 

Step 1: Be kind to others. Share your things, help your friends, and don’t be mean. Allah likes it when we are sociable.

Step 2: Say “Thank You, Allah” for the food you eat, your family, and your home. Allah loves it when we are grateful.

Step 3: Listen to your parents and teachers. When you obey and are reasonable, it makes Allah happy.

Step 4: Pray with your family. Learn how to pray to Allah and do it together. Allah is happy when we talk to Him.

Step 5: Be honest. Tell the truth, and don’t lie. Allah likes it when we are truthful.

Step 6: Help people who need it. Share with those who don’t have much. Allah is pleased when we are generous.

Step 7: Be a good friend. Be nice, play fair, and don’t tease others. Allah smiles when we’re good friends.

Step 8: Help those in need and share a portion of your wealth (Zakat) because “charity does not decrease wealth.”

Step 9: Be patient when things are hard. Sometimes life is tough, but if you’re patient, Allah is happy.

For instance, in the Quran, specifically in Surah Al-Anfal (8:30), there is a verse that highlights Allah’s role as the best planner:

“In the past, O Muhammad, when those who did not believe made plans to hinder, harm, or expel you from Makkah, Allah also made His plans. And indeed, Allah is the ultimate and most superior of planners.”

Step 10: Always remember Allah. Think of Him in your heart and say “Alhamdulillah” (Thank You, Allah) for everything. Allah wants us to be grateful because it is best for us.

General Principles:

  • Seek Knowledge: Learn more about Islam to strengthen your faith and understanding.
  • Practice Gratitude: Continuously thank Allah for His blessings and guidance.
  • Be Kind and Treat others with kindness, fairness, and respect.
  • Avoid Sin: Avoid sinful behavior and seek forgiveness when you err.
  • Keep Good Company: Surround yourself with righteous and virtuous people.

What means Mashallah?

“Mashallah” means God has willed it to praise Allah and thank him for the blessings. We say Mashallah when we like something and want to protect it from envy, jealousy, malice, and “evil eye.”

How do you Ask Allah by his name?

Always start your dua to thank Allah or any other dua with “Bismillah” and then say three times “Salawat” (an Arabic term that is often translated into English as “blessings”) upon the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and his progeny.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) overheard a man making a supplication, saying, “O Allah, I beseech You by my declaration that You are Allah, the One, the Absolute, who neither begets nor is begotten, and there is none comparable to Him (Allāhumma innī as’aluka bi annī ashhadu annaka antallāh, lā ilāha illā ant, al-aḥaduṣ-ṣamad, alladhī lam ya lid wa lam yūlad, wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan aḥad).”

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stated, “I solemnly swear by the One in Whose control my soul resides, this person has supplicated to Allah using His Greatest Name, the name that, when invoked, Allah answers, and when beseeched with it, He bestows His blessings.” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3475)

I have created a table below with different names of Allah that you can call upon depending on the wish you want to be fulfilled.

Name of Allah (Arabic)Meaning in EnglishHow it can be used or for what purpose
Ar-RahmanThe Most GraciousSeek His mercy and compassion in times of need.
Ar-RahimThe Most MercifulAsk for His forgiveness and guidance.
Al-MalikThe SovereignPray for leadership and strength in decision-making.
Al-QuddusThe HolySeek purity and spiritual cleansing.
As-SalamThe Source of PeaceAsk for peace and tranquility in your life.
Al-Mu’minThe Giver of FaithRequest for a strong and unwavering faith.
Al-MuhayminThe GuardianSeek protection and safety in challenging situations.
Al-AzizThe AlmightyInvoke His strength and might in times of difficulty.
Al-JabbarThe CompellerAsk for help in overcoming challenges and difficulties.
Al-MutakabbirThe MajesticReflect on His greatness and seek humility.
Al-KhaliqThe CreatorPraise Him for the beauty of creation.
Al-Bari’The EvolverSeek His guidance in personal growth and development.
Al-MusawwirThe FashionerPray for creativity and inspiration in your endeavors.
Al-GhaffarThe ForgivingAsk for forgiveness and repentance for your mistakes.
Al-QahharThe SubduerSeek His help in overcoming difficulties and adversaries.
Al-WahhabThe BestowerAsk for His generosity and blessings in your life.
Ar-RazzaqThe ProviderSeek sustenance and blessings for your family and loved ones.
Al-FattahThe OpenerAsk for solutions to your problems and obstacles.
Al-AlimThe All-KnowingSeek knowledge and wisdom in your endeavors.
Al-QabidThe WithholderAsk for contentment and patience in times of scarcity.
Al-BasitThe ExpanderSeek His help in finding relief from difficulties.
Al-KhafidThe AbaserAsk for humility and protection from arrogance.
Ar-Rafi’The ExalterPray for success and elevation in your endeavors.
Al-Mu’izzThe Bestower of HonorSeek His help in gaining respect and dignity.
Al-MudhillThe HumiliatorAsk for protection from disgrace and humiliation.
As-Sami’The All-HearingPray for His guidance and help in listening effectively.
Al-BasirThe All-SeeingAsk for His vision and insight in decision-making.
Al-HakamThe JudgeSeek justice and fair judgment in difficult situations.
Al-AdlThe JustPray for fairness and righteousness in your actions.
Al-LatifThe SubtleAsk for His kindness and gentle guidance in life.
Al-KhabirThe All-AwareSeek His understanding and awareness in your choices.
Dua to thank Allah


Thank you for reading. I want to emphasize that when you offer a dua to thank Allah, it should come from the depths of your heart. Sincerity is crucial, and it’s essential to strive to be honorable and genuine in the presence of Allah SWT. If you like this post please do subscribe to our newsletter and share it so that you can also earn the reward of glorifying Allah SWT


  • Arish Husain

    Assalam Alaikum beautiful people! someone who loves Prophet Muhammad and his family a lot. I like finding new ways to teach important stuff, so everyone can understand what Allah wants from us and His plans. We learn to listen for whispers from Allah, understand big plans, get ready for whatever Allah has for us, and try our best. I hope Allah's blessings guide us on this special journey.Allah hu Akbar!

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