Benefits of La hawla wala quwwata illa billah

La hawla wala quwwata illa billah it means, “There is no power or strength except with Allah.” This small Dhikr expresses our reliance on Allah and acknowledges that all power and strength come from Him. It reminds us of our dependence on Allah’s help and guidance in all aspects of life. This life is only a test, and the rewards without limits will be given to those who are patient and can endure everything with gratitude.

All praises are due to Allah, the Lord of the Universe, we seek His Guidance, and there is no might or power except with Him.

Making Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) has a high place in Islam, and the Almighty has given a lofty status to the souls of believers, for it is the greatest and known to be the best act of obedience. Performing small and easy Dhikr has enumerable benefits for this life and hereafter (Barzakh). Some of these benefits are:

  • Relief from worldly desires, anxiety, stress, and troubles.
  • Allah the merciful grants every Soul (Rooh) a high status.
  • The mind reaches the highest peaks, which results in the most excellent decisions and freedom from the world’s pleasures.
  • It feels as if Allah Himself has decided to nurture us, and whatever happens in our lives is ultimately by Allah’s will.

How to pronounce La hawla wala quwwata illa billah

La hawla wala quwwata illa billah benefits

Abu ad-Darda’ (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Shall I not inform you of the best of your deeds, the purest in the sight of your Lord, which raises your status the most, and is better for you than giving gold and silver, and better than encountering your enemy and striking their necks while they strike yours?” The companions said, “Certainly, O Messenger of Allah.” So he said, “It is the remembrance of Allah.

The Sunnah has provided numerous proofs highlighting the excellence of this phrase, showing its elevated status. Every Muslim brother and sister must give it due attention and recite it abundantly, considering the immense rewards it brings. 

The four Dhikr’s that are among the most beloved statements to the Almighty Allah it was narrated in Musnad Ahmad and also in Tirmidhi that the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “There is no one on earth who says: 

La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah,

There is no power and no strength except with Allah.

La ilaha illa Allah, Allahu Akbar, SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah.

There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, Allah is the Greatest, Glory be to Allah, and All praise is due to Allah.

Except that His sins will be forgiven, no matter what, even if they were like the foam on the ocean.

Abu Dawud and al-Nasa’i reported that Ibn Abi Awfa (may Allah be pleased with him) said, ‘A man once approached the Prophet (ﷺ) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I find it difficult to memorize the Qur’an. Please teach me something that will be sufficient.’ The Prophet responded, ‘Say:

SubhaAllah, Alhamdulillah, La ilaha illa Allah, Allahu Akbar

Glory be to Allah; all praise is due to Allah; there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah; Allah is the Greatest.

The Bedouin man clasped his hands together and asked, ‘This is for Allah, but what about me?’ In response, the Prophet instructed him to say:

Allah hum maghfir Ii, Warhamni, Wa ‘Afini Warzuqni, Wahdini.

O Allah, forgive me, have mercy on me, grant me safety, provide for me, and guide me.

La hawla wala quwwata illa billah meaning

Ibn Majah, al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Hibban, and others narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “If a person says ‘There is no one worthy to be worshipped but Allah and Allah is the greatest’, Allah says, “My slave has told the truth, there is no one worthy to be worshipped, but I, and I am the greatest.”

When to say la hawla wala quwwata illa billah

You say “La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah” when you feel like you don’t have the strength or ability to handle a situation by yourself. It’s a way of acknowledging that all power and strength come from Allah alone. So, when you’re feeling weak or overwhelmed, you say this to remind yourself that you rely on Allah’s help and strength.

La hawla wala quwwata illa billah in Quran

Imam Ahmad narrated that Uthman ibn ‘Affan was asked about the enduring good deeds, so he said it is “La ilaha illa Allah, SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar, and La hawla wala quwwata illa billah“.

O believers! Always remember Allah often, and glorify Him morning and evening. He is the One Who showers His blessings upon you—and His angels pray for you—so that He may bring you out of darkness and into light. For He is ever Merciful to the believers.

Surah Al-Ahzab – 41-43

La hawla wala quwwata illa billah has been counted as one of the ‘enduring good deeds’ mentioned in the Surah Al-Kahf verse 46 by some of the Companions and Tabi’in (the generation that followed the Companions).

Wealth and children are the adornment of this worldly life, but the everlasting good deeds are far better with your Lord in reward and in hope.

Surah Al-Kahf – 46

What are the benefits of mashallah La Quwwata Illa Billah?

“Mashallah La Quwwata Illa Billah” are both commonly used Dhikrs. They are among the most loved deeds to the Almighty Allah. Being grateful is a form of worship that is most beloved to Allah’s blessings in any situation, whether desirable or undesirable.

  1. MashaAllah: It’s an Arabic phrase meaning “God has willed it” or “as Allah has willed.” We often used to express appreciation, awe, or admiration for something good or beautiful, while acknowledging that it is by the will and blessings of Allah. The benefit lies in its reminder of gratitude and humility, attributing all good things to Allah’s decree.
  2. La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah: This phrase translates to “There is no power and no strength except with Allah.” Its benefits include:
  • Seeking reliance on Allah: By acknowledging that all power and strength come from Allah, it encourages believers to rely on Him in all matters of life.
  • Finding solace and comfort: In times of difficulty or weakness, reciting this phrase reminds believers of Allah’s ultimate power and provides solace.
  • Increased faith and trust: Continuously remembering this phrase strengthens one’s faith and trust in Allah’s sovereignty over all affairs.

Both expressions serve as powerful reminders of faith, humility, and reliance on Allah in various aspects of life.


  • 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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