Alhamdulillah our great creator, the only God worthy to be worshiped, is glorious, and his kingdom extends between earth and heaven.
All the blessings that Allah bestowed over his creatures, the believers and disbelievers, the obedient or disobedient, are worth being grateful for, and praise Allah for his bounty.
Saying alhamdulillah is not restricted to time or incident, it’s Allah’s remembrance and glorification, sensing, recognition, and feelings of all the blessings that we have, and the greatest blessing that we ever have that we were born Muslims.
now, we will deeply sail into the meanings of alhamdulillah and its virtues.
what does alhamdulillah mean?
al hamdulilah is an Arabic phrase which means praise is to Allah,.alhamdillah combines thanking Allah, and praise is to him.
Islamic scholars’ definitions of alhamdulillah
And now we will mention some interpretations of alhamdullah in the interpretations of the Islamic scholars:
1-Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Saadi said, one of the interpretation scholars in Islam, wrote the Tafseer book which is well known as “bin al saadi tafseer book”.
”And if you ask about His praise, He is Praiseworthy in His Essence, names, attributes, and actions. He has the best of names and the most perfect and best of attributes. He is deserving of all thanking, love, and praise due to the perfection of His attributes, the beauty known to Him, His gifts, and His justice, and because He is characterized by the attributes of praise which are the attributes of beauty and majesty because He bestowed upon His creation the abundant blessings that people cannot count. It is impossible for them to investigate.
2-Ibn Taymiyyah, one of the prominent hadith scholars in the second hail of the seventh century after Hijrah:
said: “So he called praise to be to God a supplication, and it is pure praise; Because alhamdulillah includes love and praise, and love is the highest type of request, so the one who praises is a seeker for the beloved, he is more deserving of being called a supplicant than the one who is asking, so thanking Allah and praise are included for the greatest request, it is a true supplication.
what is alhamdulillah?
So as we previously mentioned, alhamdulillah thanking, gratefulness, praise, and finally supplication which is a comprehensive meaning of all meanings.
How to use alhamdulillah?
Alhamdullah is not only words to be repeated by the tongue, and not only gratefulness, but it’s also great worship, and now we will mention the forms of using alhamdullah:
Allah said in surat al Fatiha:
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. (1)[All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds (2)
So, alhamdulillah is a total verse in surat Alfatiha, which is the greatest surat in Quran, it’s one of the pillars in each Rakaa of our prayings, so alhamdulillah is mandatory every day and in all the prayers.
Allah’s said in surat al Bakrah verse no 152
So remember me; I will remember you, and be grateful to me, and don’t deny me.
al hamdulilah is one of the greatest remembrances of Allah, and Allah gives deeds for every letter of it.
Allah said in Ibrahim surah verse no 7
And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.’ “
Allah bestowed over us many blessings, including our money, possessions, family, offspring, friends, health, and recovery from illness, and actually, if we try to count Allah’s blessings over his creatures we will never do.
Contemplation of Allah’s creation
Allah said in surat Al Anaam verse1
[All] praise is [due] to Allah, who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light. Then those who disbelieve equate [others] with their Lord.
Allah is the greatest, the creator, we can’t even create a wing of a fly, who could create the night and day, the sun, moon, planets, and stars?!
So, when we think about Allah’s creations, we will be amazed, and we will remember our weakness to the whole universe, and although we are weak he made us his vicegerent on the earth, so alhamdillah, thanking, gratefulness, and devotion to Allah Almighty.
Imitation of our beloved Prophet PBUH
On the authority of Anas – may God be pleased with him – he said: the Prophet PBUH said: “God is pleased with a servant who eats food and praises Him for it, and drinks a drink and praises Him for it.” narrated by Muslim.
Our beloved prophet PBUH taught us to say after finishing his food or drink:
Praise be to God who fed me this and provided me with it without any strength or power on my part
And also after wearing our clothes, and any other doings in our worship or our life affairs.
When we perform duaa our beloved prophet taught us to perform it in the following form;
Starting with praise to ِAllah and exalting him, then we will perform Dua in the form we want, and then we will end it with alhamdulillah Rab al alameen.
Allah described the supplication of the paradise winners in surat Younis verse no 10
Their call therein will be, “Exalted are You, O Allah,” and their greeting therein will be, “Peace.” And the last of their call will be, “Praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds!”
Here, their world life work ended, but the only thing they will say alhamduillah, praise be to allah who free their neck from fire.
how to respond to alhamdulillah?
As we previously mentioned ِmuslim will say alhamduillah throughout the day, even with his inspiration and expiration, and when someone ask him (how are you?) or how is your morning, how is your day?
Muslims will say in any case he is, alhamduillah,
what do you reply when someone says alhamdulillah?
We thank Allah in prosperity and adversity, he is our creator and we are his submissive servants, we thank him for his blessings and even affliction, as even saying alhamduillah is a blessing that we should thank allah about it.
When we ask the person about his life, day or night, and he replayed alhamduillah, we will also reply alhamduillah, and ask Allah to bless himز
how many surah start with alhamdulillah?
The chapters of the Quran that started with alhamduillah five and are:
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful(1)All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds (2)
Al Anaam surah
Allah said in the opening of surat al anaam:
(1) [All] praise is [due] to Allah, who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light. Then those who disbelieve equate [others] with their Lord.
Al Kahf surah
Allah said in the first verse of surat al Kahf:
(1) [All] praise is [due] to Allah, who has sent down upon His Servant [Muḥammad(PBUH) the Book and has not made therein any deviance.
[All] praise is [due] to Allah, to who belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and to Him belongs [all] praise in the Hereafter. And He is the Wise, the Acquainted.
[All] praise is [due] to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, [who] made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.
why say alhamdulillah after sneezing?
There are many claims about the main reason for saying alhamdulillah after sneezing but actually, those claims are not true, and the true reason for saying alhamdulillah is that when the prophet PBUH heard one of the companions saying alhamdulillah he didn’t stop him but said that his action was good.
Saying alhamdulillah is a remembrance that we say all the time, even if we didn’t recognize it, Muslims will say it with happiness, sadness, and all their conditions.
Alhamdulillah is not only remembrance, but it’s part of surat al Fatiha which is one of the pillars of prayer.
al hamdulilah means thanking, gratefulness, and praising Allah, al hamdulilah is a remembrance, and supplication and one of the greatest phrases in Islam.