#1 La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله

La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah is one of the most important and greatest forms of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). Numerous Islamic texts encourage the Muslim to adhere to these words and say them frequently. The multitude and support of these texts are evidence of their great virtue and high status, as we will present below:

La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah

La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله

“La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah” is considered the most beloved speech and closest to Allah – the Almighty. It is included among the four phrases that are dear to Allah – the Almighty, as mentioned in the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “There is no man on Earth who says: ‘La ilaha illallah, Allahu Akbar, Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah’, except that his sins are forgiven, even if they were more than the foam of the sea.”

La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله

The phrase “La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah” is among the everlasting good deeds. When the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was asked about the meaning of the everlasting good deeds mentioned in the Holy Quran, he replied: “Increase in saying the everlasting good deeds. What are they, O Messenger of Allah? He said: ‘Takbeer, Tahleel, Tasbeeh, Alhamdulillah, and La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah.'”

It is considered a treasure from the treasures of Paradise, as authentically narrated from the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) when he said to one of his companions: “Say: ‘La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah’, for it is a treasure from the treasures of Paradise.”

Reciting La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah

It becomes a gate of the gates of Paradise for those who frequently recite it, as the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Shall I not guide you to a door from the doors of Paradise? I said: Yes, please. He said: ‘La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah.'”

Allah – the Almighty – affirms the one who says these words. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “When he says: ‘La ilaha illallah, La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah,’ his Lord affirms him and says: ‘My servant has spoken the truth: There is no deity but Me, and no power nor strength except with Me.'”


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It helps the Muslims face difficulties in this worldly life and ease what is burdensome to them. Muslims seek aid with it when facing significant challenges or oppressors. It is said for seeking help from Allah – the Almighty, not as some people mistakenly use it for expressing despair when faced with calamities.

It dispels worries and sadness from its reciter because by saying it, one seeks aid from the Creator, entrusting affairs to Him, moving from one’s own power and strength to the power and might of Allah.

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It becomes a reason for Allah

the Almighty – to accept the supplication of the servant, as stated in the noble hadith: “Whoever awakens at night and says: ‘La ilaha illallah, Wahdahu la sharika lah, lahul-mulk, wa lahul-hamd, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadir. Alhamdulillah, Subhanallah, La ilaha illallah, Allahu Akbar, Wa La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah’, then says: ‘O Allah, forgive me’, or makes a supplication, it will be answered. If he performs ablution and prays, his prayer will be accepted.”

Allah – the Almighty – protects the one who says “La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah” from the plots of Satan, guides them to the right path, and suffices them from all concerns. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “When a man leaves his house and says: ‘Bismillah, Tawakkaltu ‘ala Allah, La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah,’ it is said to him: You are guided, sufficed, and protected, so Satan turns away from him.”

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The Virtue of La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah

Allah – the Almighty – forgives the sins of the one who repeats these words and expiates their mistakes, even if they were as abundant as the foam of the sea, as mentioned in the first hadith. However, the sins that Allah forgives upon saying this are the minor sins, and the major sins are not forgiven unless accompanied by sincere repentance, as Allah – the Almighty – does not forgive major sins except with true repentance.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ordered to frequently say “La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah”. He urged Muslims to continuously remember Allah – the Almighty – and to say “La Hawla wa la Quwwata Illa Billah” frequently, ensuring to recite it at all times, as it acts as a protection for the reciter throughout their day, alleviates the hardships of worldly life, places them under the satisfaction of Allah – the Almighty, and protects them during their night and at the time of sleep from the whispers of Satan. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) instructed to persist in saying it to straighten a person’s life, provide peace of mind, and assist in adhering to the straight path.

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