It is also commonly used by non-Muslim speakers of the Arabic language. Which in English would translate to “May God reward you with goodness.”. And the impact on the mind and a person’s life when a person is grateful. Now that’s true gratitude! However, you may wonder what is the meaning of Alhamdulillah? Why does Allah need me to praise Him and show gratitude to Him? One of my most favorite characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is how he would handle both adversity and prosperity with grace and gratitude. Subhan Allah (سبحان الله): Meaning Allah is perfect in an absolute sense without any defects or imperfections of any kind. When a Muslim sneezes he/she will say Alhamdulillah. Also used as a general expression of thanks, praise, or relief: ‘thank God’, ‘thank goodness’. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “The best of remembrance is La ilaha illallah (None has the right to be worshipped except Allah), and the best of supplication is Al-Hamdu Lillah (all praise and gratitude is to Allah).”, Source:

“O Allah, Your mercy I am hopeful for, so do not leave me to myself for the blink of an eye, and put all my affairs in order, there is no god but You” – [Sunan Abu Dawud]. Or in Arabic “alhamdulillah ala kulli haal”. Alhamdulillah is pronounced Al-ḥamdu lil-lāh (Arabic: ٱلْـحَـمْـدُ للهِ‎). When the latter says ‘Yar-hamuka-llah”, the former should say, ‘Yahdikumul-lah wa Yuslih balakum’ (May Allah give you guidance and improve your condition). As in English, the article is used here to single out the noun as being the only one of its kind, "the God" (the one and only) or "God".

However, there are certain narrations of Prophet Muhammad where he specifies how many times we should say Alhamdulillah as part of our daily routine. Among Muslims: ‘(all) praise be to God’. A quote attributed to the American author Zig Zaglar sums it up well. Alhamdulillah is found in notable Islamic names. So in essence, even before science discovered that sneezing has certain health benefits. In other words, Allah is free from the need of praise and gratitude. Then embrace the characteristic of gratitude in your life and say Alhumadulillah for everything. When we are grateful and acknowledge Allah’s favors and blessings upon us. The Owner of everything, says “I will reward those who are grateful”. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants.” – [Qur’an 27:19]. And if you are at ease then show gratitude for what you do have by again saying Alhamdulillah.

Be patient and show gratitude for what you do have by saying Alhamdulillah. Source:, “Recite Subhaana Allah thirty-three times, Alhamdulilllah thirty-three times and AllahuAkbar thirty-four times as you go to bed.” – [Sahih Muslim]. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “If anyone of you sneezes, he should say ‘Al-Hamduli l-lah’ (All praise and gratitude belongs to Allah) – [Sahih al-Bukhari], Source:

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever would be pleased for Allah to answer him during times of hardship and difficulty. It is the Muslim’s equivalent of the common English phrase “bless you” when someone sneezes. The word Allāh (Arabic: ٱللَّٰه‎) means "The God", and it is a contraction of the definite article al- and the word ʾilāh (Arabic: إِلَٰه‎, "god, deity").