The term Subhanallah is composed of two words “Subhan” and “Allah”. The word ”Subhan” originated from the word “سبح” which means “glorification”.
Subhan Allah is one of the most appreciated Zikr (Phrase for remembering Allah) or acts of worship in Islam because it is synonymous with Tawheed. Subhan’allah is used in the Quran in many verses to tell people not to compare anyone with Allah. So, by saying Subhan allah, we also testify that Allah is The Only and no one is like Him.
Exalted is Allah beyond what they ascribe to Him. [The Qur’an 23:91]
If you are wondering what does Subhanallah mean? Well, The literal translation of Subhan Allah is “glory be to God“ or “He is free of imperfections.”
Subhan Allah is the central pillar of Islam because it teaches us the Oneness of Allah Almighty, which is the main principle of Tawheed (asserting oneness of Allah). In addition to that, Tawheed is required to become Muslim, so we can understand the importance of Subhanallah through this fact.
Subhanallah meaning in Arabic
Subhanallah in Arabic is written as “سُـبْحانَ الله”. It has many possible translations and versions in Arabic, but the meaning and purpose of all of them are the same. The purpose is to praise Allah for His gratefulness.
Subhanallah meaning in Urdu
Subhanallah in urdu is written as “سبحان اللہ” and meaning of subhanallah in urdu is written as ہر تعریف اللہ کے لیے ہے۔” ۔ “ or “تمام تعریفیں اللہ کے لیے ہیں”۔”.
Subhanallah meaning in English
There are many English translations of the term “Subhan Allah”. Some of them are given below:
- All glory to Allah.
- All Praise to Allah.
- Allah is perfect.
- Allah is free of any imperfection.
Understanding the Term Subhan Allah
Non-native speakers need to learn the meaning of Subhanallah so they can use it in their speech and praise God in Arabic. We should understand its meaning thoroughly so that saying Subhanallah does not become just a mere task for us, but we say it to show gratitude genuinely. When we say it from our heart and not just as an obligation, it will be a source of joy for us.
When to say Subhanallah?
It can be used for 2 different purposes. You can either say it to praise the Greatness and blessings of Allah or remembering Allah.
Tasbeeh (Subhan Allah) in the morning and evening
A true Muslim praises Allah when he wakes up or sleeps. In this way, he will start his day by praising Allah and end it with Allah’s praise.
Tasbeeh (Subhan Allah) after each prayer
A Muslim starts his salah by praising Allah (by reading the Quran) and after the prayer, he should say Subhan’allah 33 times to attain the highest rewards on the day of judgment.
You can also say it in the following situations:
Situation 01: For example, if you see a very beautiful and unique bird that you haven’t seen before, you can say “Subhan Allah.” Here, by saying Subhan’allah, you are saying, “All praises to Allah, who is the Best Creator.”
Situation 02: You witness a child who has an outstanding memory. You can say “Subhanallah” to glorify Allah for his power that no one has, that he can create what he wants, and no one else besides him can dare to do so.
Situation 03: You can also do tasbeeh or Dhikr of Allah by saying “Subhan Allah.” If you are sitting idle somewhere and you want to use your free time in Zikr, then you can say, “Subhan Allah.”
Benefits of saying Subhanallah:
Following are the benefits you will get:
Your Dua will be accepted
Your dua will be fulfilled by saying Subhan Allah as narrated in the Hadith:
Umm Sulaim came upon the Prophet (PBUH) and said: “Teach me some words that I can say in my Salat.” So He (PBUH) said: “Mention Allah’s Greatness (saying: Allahu Akbar) ten times, mention Allah’s Glory (saying: Subhan Allah) ten times, and mention Allah’s praise (saying: Al-Hamdulilah) ten times. Then ask as you like (for which) He says: ‘Yes. Yes.'”
(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 481 [Sahih])
You will be given more
Allah has promised that he will give us more if we are grateful for what we have, see, or experience. Subhan’allah is an expression of gratitude for Allah.
Allah has mentioned in the Quran:
“If you are grateful, I will surely increase you (in favor)” – [Quran 14:7]
Reward Equal to 100 Hajj
It is stated that one of the Benefits of reciting Subhanallah 100 times is that your sins will be forgiven, and some say that its reward is equal to performing 100 hajj.
The authentic Hadith about is given below:
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ’anhuma) reported That Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:
“He who recites Subhan Allah 100 times in the morning and another 100 times in the evening is like one who performed Hajj 100 times!”
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3471 with a sound chain)
Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi meaning
The meaning of this phrase is “Glory be to Allah, and all praise is due to Allah.” Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi in arabic is written as “سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ “
Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi benefits:
Subhan Allah hi wabi hamdihi will be the source of forgiveness on the day of judgment because the other meaning of subhanallahi wabihamdihi is seeking pardon from Allah.
The Hadith about Subhan Allah wa bihamdihi is given below.
Al-Suyooti narrated in al-Hawi lil-Fatawi (2/40) a hadeeth:
“Whoever says Subhan Allah wa bi hamdihi, Allah will create for him an angel with two eyes and two wings and two lips and a tongue, who will fly with the angels and seek forgiveness for the one who says it until the Day of Resurrection.”
Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi 100 times
If you want your sins to be forgiven, say “subhan allah e wabihamdihi” 100 times in a day, as mentioned in the Hadith:
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle SAW said, “Whoever says, ‘Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi,’ one hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. (Book #75, Hadith #414)
Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi subhanallahil azeem meaning
The meaning of subhanallahi wa bihamdihi subhanallahil azeem in english is “All praises due to Allah, the Greatest is free from imperfection”. Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi subhanallahil azeem in arabic is written as: “سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ، سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ العَظِيم”
Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi subhanallahil azeem benefits
1. Your tasks will go smoothly:
When you start some task or your day with the name of Allah, you are implying that you are starting this task with the help of Allah. In this way, Allah likes your intention and helps you in the task. So, you can say subhanallah he wa bihamdihi subhan allahil azeem before starting your day or any task.
2. Wazifa (supplication) for Marriage:
If you want to get married but you are facing problems, the best wazifa is the remembrance of Allah by saying subhanallahi wa bihamdihi subhanallahil Azeem. When you will remember Allah, he will be happy with you, and thus, your problems will be solved.
3. Wazifa for Rizq (Provision) and job:
By saying tasbih at the start, end, or during the day you are asking Allah for His help in every aspect of your life. Using Subhan Allah in your life will impose great benefits on the quality of your life; your anxiety will decrease, and you will become more stable psychologically.
Therefore, the key to the solution to all your problems is nothing else but “subhanallahi wa bihamdihi.” If you want to know more about the Islamic duas to add to your daily routine, you can take our Islamic supplications course.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How to say praise god in Arabic?
How to pronounce subhanallah?
Subhan Allah is pronounced as “Sub-han-Allah” or “sub-hanal-lah”
What is a Tasbih?
What are the meanings hidden in Tasbih "subhan allah"?
The tasbeeh “Subhan Allah” has many messages hidden in it and conveys many meanings, such as t’azīm (honor), ta’ajjub (surprise, awe), nafiyy (denial), and tamjīd (praise).
What is the purpose of tasbih?
The purpose of tasbih is to remember Allah in our daily life. This is because Allah said that I remember those who remember me. Doing tasbih also increases your rewards (sawab) and brings you closer to Allah.
What do you say 33 times after prayer?
You can say Subhan’allah 33 times, Allah u Akbar 34 times and Alhamdulilah 33 times after each salah.
What is Subanallah Alhamdulillah Allahu Akbar meaning?
Subhan Allah means “Allah is free from imperfection.”
(الحمد لله) Alhamdulillah means “All praise is to Allah”.
( الله أكبر ) Allahuakbar means “Allah is Greatest”.
What are the subhanallah, alhamdulillah, allah hu akbar benefits?
What is Subhan Allah and Masha Allah meaning?
Mashallah and Subhanallah are two different words.
- The meaning of Masha Allah is praising someone for his beauty or his work. By saying Masha Allah, you are praising someone’s beauty and saying your beauty is thanks to Allah.
- Subhan Allah meaning is to praise God for His creations, power, or generosity. So, it includes praising nobody else but Allah.