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All praises and glorifications are due and belong to Allah, and may His salutations and blessings be upon His final Prophet and leader of the Messengers: Prophet Muhammad, his family and his companions.

Indeed, the statement 'La Hawla wa la Quwwata illa billah' (There is neither might nor power except with Allah) is a treasure from the treasures of paradise and it has a great effect in easing the worshipper's pain, grief and calamities. The Prophet said to Abu Musa Al-Ash'aree, may Allah be pleased with him: "Should I guide you to a word which is one of the treasures of Paradise?” He replied in the affirmative. The Prophet: said, “La hawla wala quwwata illa billaah." [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim].

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In difficult times when this supplication is recited it means one has submitted his affairs to Allah seeking for the intervention of His power and might.  In all, Muslim should frequently utter this phrase because there is much goodness in it and Allaah the Almighty may remove many difficulties through it.

This statement is an expression of a servant’s humble submission to the power and glory of his Lord Almighty. It is a declaration announcing the reality of all realities: Everything happens only with the help of Allah alone. Man, however strong, powerful and great, is powerless, weak and meek in front of Allah.

An envisaged in the sunnah of our beloved Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) reveals that, it is encouraged to recite this lofty statement at certain specific occasions of which the following shall be an elaboration of some of these occasions.

1. When you wake up in night:

The Prophet () “Whoever gets up at night and says: — ‘La ilaha il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika lahu Lahul mulk, wa Lahu-l-hamd wahuwa ‘ala kulli shai’in Qadeer. Al hamdu lil-lahi wa subhanal-lahi wa la-ilaha il-lal-lah wa-l-lahu akbar wa la hawla Wala Quwata il-la-bil-lah.’ (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. He is the Only One and has no partners. For Him is the Kingdom and all the praises`1 are due for Him. He is Omnipotent. All the praises are for Allah. All the glories are for Allah. And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, And Allah is Great And there is neither Might nor Power Except with Allah). And then says: Allahumma, Ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me). Or invokes (Allah), he will be responded to and if he performs ablution (and prays), his prayer will be accepted.” Sahih Al-Bukhari

2. While listening to the Adhaan:

Umar b. al-khattab reported the Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) as saying: When the Mu’adhdhin says:

 Allah is greatest, Allah is greatest”, and one of you says in response: “Allah is greatest”, Allah is greatest; then says: “ I testify that there is no god but Allah”, and he says in response: “I testify that there is no god but Allah”, then say:” I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah”, and he makes the response: “ I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah”, then says: “Come to prayer”, and he makes the response: “There is no might and no power except in Allah”: then says: “ Allah is most great, Allah is most great”, and he makes the response: “Allah is most great”, then says: “There is no god but Allah”, if he says this from his heart, he enter Paradise.” Sahih Muslim and Abu Dawood and Sahih Bukhari.

So we must say Laa Haula Wa Laa Quwwata il-laa-Bil-Laah when we listen to Hayya Alas Salah, Hayya alal Falaah during the Adhaan (Call for prayer).

3. At the end of every obligatory Salah, prayer:

لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِالله

Laa Hawla Wa Laa Quwwata Il-la Bil-laah  is one dhikr that was said by the glorious Prophet, Muhammad (peace be upon him) at the end of every obligatory prayer.

Abu Zubair reported: Ibn Zubair uttered at the end of every prayer after pronouncing salutation (these words):” There is no god but Allah. He is alone. There is no partner with Him. Sovereignty belongs to Him and He is Potent over everything. There is no might or power except with Allah. There is no god but Allah and we do not worship but Him alone. To Him belong all bounties, to Him belongs all Grace, and to Him is worthy praise accorded. There is no god but Allah, to Whom we are sincere in devotion, even though the unbelievers should disapprove it.” (The narrator said): He (the Holy Prophet) uttered it at the end of every (obligatory) prayer.

4. When you leave your home:

Say this powerful du’aa every time you leave your house, Inshaaallah.

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِاللَّهِ

Bismillaahi Tawak’kaltu ‘alal-laahi Laa haula wa laa Quwwata il-la bil-laah “In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah; there is no might and no power but in Allah

 

Abdullah bin Amr narrated that the Messenger of Allah () said:

 

 There is no one upon the earth who says: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest, and there is no might nor power except by Allah, (Laa ilaaha illal-laah, wal-laahu akbar, wa laa ḥawla wa lā quwwata illa billaah) except that his sins shall be pardoned, even if they were like the foam of the sea.” Tirmidhi

 

 

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