The Meaning of Hawqala (La Hawla wala Quwwata illa Billah) and the Five different ways to say it

I learned the importance of saying ‘La Hawla wala Quwwata illa Billah’ after I learned Surah Al Kahf:

“And why did you, when you entered your garden, not say, ‘What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah ‘? Although you see me less than you in wealth and children,”

(Quran 18:36)

This was when the ungrateful gardener started to became arrogant and forgot that Allah is the source of all power and sustenance.

Other than Alhamdulillah, this is what we can say to show our gratitude.

It meant, everything happens because Allah swt has willed it, because of His power. So, whatever that we get happens because of Him who has the strength and with His mercy, He gives. Everything comes from His blessings. And He is also the Most Listening, so if you want something, pray to Him. He is the Most Giving. InshaAllah.

May Allah ease the tests for us and give us strength.

Allah knows best.

May peace be upon you.


Precious Gems from the Quran and Sunnah

The Understanding of the Word ‘Hawqala’

Firstly: What is intended by the word ‘Hawqala’? It is a word that is summarised from the statement ‘La Hawla wala Quwwata illa Billah’. This shortening of a phrase in Arabic is done if it was heard (had a precedent) from the early Arabs. It is realised by taking a few letters from a statement to form a single word.

Shortening can also be done from two words, as was said in regards to a person attributed to the tribe of ‘Abd Qays: (which became known as) ‘Abqasi.

Or it can be from an entire sentence, such as the word ‘Basmalah’, which is a summary of the sentence ‘Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim’, or ‘hawqala’, the subject of this book, which means ‘La Hawla wala Quwwata illa Billah’. [Al-Tatbiq As-Sarfi of ‘Abdu al-Rajihi, p.29]

Imam al-Nawawi mentioned that some of the…

View original post 562 more words

Would we know if we’re going to die?

Let's pray Allah answer our du'a that we want to have a good ending, to get His forgiveness and blessings before we die. And He would give us hidayah and make us feel like we want to do more ibadah, and we do it before we die.

Whenever you feel like giving up

Remember that Allah knows, He knows you tried your best. Seek guidance from Him. Ask for His mercy, ask for strength and success And if you have tried up until your limit, You think that it is already the end of the road, You feel like giving up Believe that Allah is the best planner. Have patience.

Dua for forgiveness in excessive affairs

Sometimes we did too much in our worldly affairs that we forgot it is Him who we live for. We forgot that we should please Him and nothing else matter. Can you imagine how cool the world would be if we all don't have to please each other but only to please Allah? We don't have to follow the standards set by society, just by Allah. It is what it is, the world is full of temptation. Sometimes or most of the time, we don't use the time that He gives us wisely. Sometimes we forgot that our clock is ticking. Let's always remember and always seek forgiveness from God.

Life is difficult – limit yourself or stop limiting yourself?

I hope at certain point in our lives, we all have been reminded that Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear. This ayah teaches us that even if you thought at that time you could not bear the pain, He knows His plan and He knows it is within our limit and He is the Best Planner. I want to share a different take for (2:286) which focuses on our limit/capacity - how Prophet Moses AS set his own limit from Surah Al Kahf (18:60-82), this is the whole section of the story for Trial of Knowledge.

Be blessed with angels come running towards you

I had been wanting to find out why the imams paused for so long after ruku' when praying in Mecca and Medina. Usually the imams here did not pause for that long and I wonder if they actually read something else. I found that it is a simple deed but will make the angels come running because they want to write this good deed.

Blog at

Up ↑

Create your website at
Get started