July 22nd, 2020
Feels all smooth and beautiful and no stress because in my soul had cultivated a sense of ‘La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah’. Have you ever wonder about the secrets and the true meaning behind this bountiful phrase?
Secrets of La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah Meaning
The Word Hawqala
This is a shortening of a phrase in Arabic is done if it was heard (had a precedent) from the early Arabs. It is realized by extracting a few letters from a word and forming a new one.
For example Hasnain from the names Hasan and Hussain.
Therefore Hawqala is created from the phrase ‘La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah’
La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah Meaning
La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah full dua in Arabic Text: لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِاللّٰهِ الْعَلِیِّ الْعَظِیْمِ
La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah Transliteration in English: La ‘Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billahil ‘Aliyyil ‘Azeemi
Dua meaning in English: There is no Might and no Power except with ALLAH, The Exalted and The Supreme
Full dua in Transliteration in Hindi: ला ‘हवला वला क़ूव्वता इल्ला बिल्लाहिल ‘अलिय्यिल ‘अज़ीमी
Translation in Hindi: गुनाह से बचने की ताक़त और नेकी की हिदायत सिर्फ़ अल्लाह की तरफ़ से है जो बहुत बुलन्द ‘अज़मत वाला है
Sunan Ibn Majah 3826 | Book 33, Hadith 171 | English translation: Vol. 5, Book 33, Hadith 3826 | Grade: Hasan (Darussalam)
The Divine Connection & Mystery Behind of La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah
Let us understand the meaning of this word by breaking down this phrase.
The meaning of ‘Hawl’ is movement, while the meaning of Quwwah is strength. Thus the meaning of this statement is that there is no movement from one state to another, and neither any strength for the slave to perform any of his affairs, except by ALLAH.
I read in the books of scholars that this phrase is one of the most loved phrases by the angels of ALLAH The Majestic. A group of angels who perform only such remembrance. For mankind, it is known as ‘Zikrul Anfas’. Which means the breath that is in remembrance of ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala.
No matter how small the matter is, want to know why? because we are ‘La Hawla Wala’. Meant literally for us that ‘we have no power’. The bitter truth for us is that we don’t possess the power to even blink our eyes or move our hands. Except through the Qudrat of ALLAH The Exalted.
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Discover the Benefits-Virtues of Reciting La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah
Abu Hurayrah Radi ALLAHu ‘Anhu reported that the Prophet ﷺ said, “Increase in saying ‘La hawla wala quwwatta illa billah’, for it is a treasure from the treasures of Paradise.”
The Prophet ﷺ informed us that it is one of the doors of Paradise.
Ahmad and Tirmidhi and Al-‘Hakim narrated that Qays ibn Sa’d ibn ‘Ubada’s father wanted him to serve the Prophet ﷺ, so Qays said, “One day the Prophet ﷺ passed by me after prayer and nudged me with his foot and said, ‘Should I not guide you to a gate from the gates of Paradise?’ I said, ‘Of course’. So he said, ‘La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah. “‘
Ahmad, 3/244 and Al-‘Hakim, 4/290
ALLAH confirms his saying.
Ibn Majah, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn ‘Hibban and others narrated that Abu Hurayrah and Abu Sa’d Al-Khudri Radi ALLAHu ‘Anhu said 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.”
It was narrated in the Hadith of Abu Said Al-Khudri Radi ALLAHu ‘Anhu that the Prophet ﷺ said,
“Increase in the enduring good deeds’ so they asked, ‘What are they O Messenger of ALLAH?’ He replied, ‘It is the saying ALLAHu Akbar, La Ilaha Illallah, Subhan ALLAH, Alhamdulillah, and La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah.”
Recorded by Ahmad, Ibn ‘Habban and Al-‘Hakim, and others.
Ahmad, 3/75, Ibn ‘Habban #840 | Jami’ At-Tirmidhi 346 | ‘Hakim 1/512
The chain contains Abu Al-Samh Daraj Ibn Sam’an, who is weak when he narrates from Abu Al-‘Haytham, and this is from one of those narrations. cf. At-Targheeb Wat Tarheeb #201.
Every Muslim should every day utter this phrase as much as he can. There is so much goodness in this. ALLAH The Exalted, If HE wills, removes every difficulty of your life through this recitation. Dhikr has immense virtues because the one who believes in ALLAH The Almighty will definitely remember him every moment.
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You never will want to forget the one you love the most. You keep talking and praising about him.
ALLAH The Exalted says in The Noble Quran, Surah #33, Surah Al-Ahzab Verse/Ayat #41
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ ذِكْرًا كَثِيرًا
Ya Ayyuhaallazeena Aamanuzkurullaha Zikran Kaseeran
“O you who believe! Remember ALLAH with much remembrance”
Dhikr is one of the forms of worship that carries the highest of rewards. Dhikr pleases ALLAH Ta’ala and wipes away the sins of HIS slaves. And if the believer remembers ALLAH The Majestic, how come ALLAH Ta’ala does not ease for him.
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The Secrets of La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah
The phrase from the treasures of Paradise (Jannah). References from Hadith
Narrated Abu Musa:
We were with the Prophet (ﷺ) on a journey, and whenever we ascended a high place, we used to say, “Allahu Akbar.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Don’t trouble yourselves too much! You are not calling a deaf or an absent person, but you are calling One Who Hears, Sees, and is very near.” Then he came to me while I was saying in my heart, “La hawla wala quwwatta illa billah (There is neither might nor power but with Allah).” He said, to me, “O `Abdullah bin Qais! Say, ‘La hawla wala quwwata illa billah (There is neither might nor power but with Allah), for it is one of the treasures of Paradise.” Or said, “Shall I tell you of it?”
Saheeh Al-Bukhari 7386
It was narrated that Abu Musa said:
“The Prophet ﷺ heard me saying: ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah (there is no power and no strength except with ALLAH).’ He said: ‘O ‘Abdullah bin Qais! Shall I not tell you of a word which is one of the treasures of Paradise?’ I said: ‘Yes, O Messenger of ALLAH.’ He said: ‘Say: La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah (There is no power and no strength except with ALLAH).'”
Sunan Ibn Majah 3824 | Grade : Saheeh (Darussalam)
It was narrated that Hazim bin Harmalah said:
“I passed by the Prophet (saas) and he said to me: ‘O Hazim, say often: “La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah (there is no power and no strength except with ALLAH),” for it is one of the treasures of Paradise.'”
Sunan Ibn Majah 3826 | Grade : Saheeh (Darussalam)
It was narrated that ‘Alqamah bin Waqqas said:
“I was with Mu’awiyah when the Mu’adhdhin called the Adhan. Muawiyah said what the Mu’adhdhin said, but when he said: ‘Hayya ‘alas-salah (come to prayer),’ he said: ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa Billah (There is no power and no strength except with ALLAH);’ and when he said: ‘Hayya ‘alal-falah (come to prosperity),’ he said: ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa Billah (There is no power and no strength except with Allah).’ After that he said what the Mu’adhdhin said, then he said: ‘I heard the Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ saying exactly like that.'”
Vol. 1, Book 7, Hadith 678 | Sunan An-Nasa’i Grade : Saheeh (Darussalam)
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