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Daily Lesson 88

The Verse of (Allah Ta'ala's) Honour and Power

No one likes illness, fear, worry or anxiety. Why would anyone? After all, everyone wants to be happy and safe at times right?

Well, today let’s learn a short verse which can be very easily memorised. This verse is known as the verse of Allah’s honour and power!

Interested? Let’s have a look at what this verse is and then take a look at the benefits of reading this special verse.

الْحَمْد لِلّٰهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذ وَلَدًا وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيك فِي الْمُلْك وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيّ مِنْ الذُّلّ وَكَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيرًا

Al hamdu lillaahil ladhee lam yattakhidh waladan walam yakullahoo shareekun fil mulki walam yakullahoo waliyyum minadh dhulli wa kabbirhu takbeeraa”

Translation: All Praise is for Allah, Who has neither fathered a son, nor has He any partner in His Kingdom, nor (does He need) any protector due to weakness. And proclaim His Greatness much


1) Cure
This verse is a remedy and cure from any illness! (Al-Jāmi’ul-Kabir, Abū Ya’lā, Majma’uz-Zawāid)

2) Safety and Protection
By reading this verse Allah Ta’ala will grant us Safety and protection from anything that can harm us!
(Al-Jami’ul Kabir, Abü Yalā, Majma’uz-Zawaid)

3) Keep burglars away
The one who reads this verse will be saved from theft and robbery! (Musannaf ‘Abdur-Razzãq)

4) Relief from Anxiety
When the words

تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى الْحَيِّ الَّذِي لَا يَمُوتُ

are added to the beginning of this verse then it will grant relief from grief, worry and anxiety (Al-Häkim, Al-Bayhaqi, Al-Jāmi’ul Kabir)

5) Honour
Being the verse of honour, Allah Ta’ala will grant honour and respect to its reader. (Hāshiyatul-Jamal)

6) Courage
Some commentators have also said that by reading this ayah once daily, Allah Ta’ala will grant courage and strength to the reader.

Did you know?

When a child from the Banu Hashim tribe would reach the age of speech, our beloved Nabi ﷺ would make a point of teaching them this verse by reading it to them 7 times.

A Life changing experience through the verse of honour

On one occasion our beloved Nabi ﷺ went out for something. Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه was fortunate to be with our amazing Nabi ﷺ . He was in fact so fortunate that he says our beloved Nabi ﷺ held his hand and took him with him.

Along the way, the two of them passed by a companion. This companion did not look to be in a good state. Our beloved Nabi ﷺ asked this man what was wrong.

He replied complaining of ill health and misfortune.

Our beloved Nabi ﷺ told him that he would teach him some words which would remove this illness and misfortune. The words he taught him were:

تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى الْحَيِّ الَّذِي لَا يَمُوتُ

الْحَمْد لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذ وَلَدًا وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيك فِي الْمُلْك وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيّ مِنْ الذُّلّ وَكَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيرًا

Sometime passed and again our beloved Nabi ﷺ happened to pass by this man. This time his condition had changed. He was very happy and looked in a very good way.

Our beloved Nabi ﷺ asked the reason for this sudden change. 

He replied saying It was a result of abundantly reading the words our beloved Nabi ﷺ had taught him.


From this story we learn some very valuable lessons:

1) If we see someone in a sorry state we should ask them how they are.

2) We should try to offer help if we can.

3) If a pious person with reliable Islamic knowledge advises us to read something we should read it.

4) When we read sunnah duas with trust and belief in Allah Ta’ala they will definitely benefit us.

5) In this story we learn about a very special dua, which if read, will remove our difficulties and grant us good fortune. We should learn and read this dua abundantly.

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