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The origin of 'Subhanallahi wal hamdulillahi'


Is the following narration authentic? It has become very popular on social media


The third kalimah has a unique and very interesting story behind it. It
all started before Allah Ta’ala created Adam (‘alayhis salam). The Angels were
trying to move the ‘Arsh (Throne) of Allah Ta’ala but it was too heavy
and wouldn’t budge. So they asked Almighty Allah for help. Allah told
them to recite “Subhanallah.” The Angels did as they were told and
found that it gave them power and strength and they were able to move
the Arsh. They liked this so much that they began constantly hymning
“Subhanallah.”- (Glory be to Allah)

Then Allah created Adam (‘alayhis salam). When Allah blew life into Adam, the first
thing he did was sneeze and say “Alhamdulillah” (All praise be to
Allah) The angels liked this act so much that they added this to their
praise and glorification of Allah. Thus the kalimah became “Subhanallah

Hundreds of years passed and Nuh (‘alayhis salam) was now on earth.
For nine hundred years he proclaimed the oneness of Allah with the
words “La illaha illalah.” (There is none worthy of worhip The Angels
loved this act so much that they added this to the kalimah. Thus, the
kalimah now became “Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah.”

The Angels kept repeating this kalimah day and night. Many centuries
passed and Ibrahim (alayhis salam) was asked by Almighty
Allah to sacrifice his beloved son Ismaeel (‘alayhis salam). He was about to
slaughter his son and He needed something to give him the courage he
needed to do this difficult deed. So he recited “Allahu Akbar.” (Allah
is Great) The Angels loved this act so much that they added “Allahu
Akbar” to the kalimah. Thus the kalimah became “Subhanallah
Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah Allahu Akbar.”
More centuries passed. It was the night of Mi’raj, when our Beloved
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ascended to the Heavens with Jibril (‘alayhis salam).
There Jibril (‘alayhis salaam) told Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) the story and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) added
the final part of the Kalimah “Wala Howla Wa La Quwata Illah Billah Hil
Aleyeel Azeem.”

Thus the kalimah now became Subhanallah Walhamdulillah
Wa La illaha illalah Allahu Akbar Wala Howla Wa La Quwata Illah Billah
Hil Aleyeel Azeem” (There is no Power and Might except from Allah, The Most High, The

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Sleeping after Fajr


Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

”Sleeping early in the day leads to withholding of sustenance”

I have read the following regarding the authenticity of this narration:

Suyuti says sahih but Albany says daif and Darussalam says fabricated.

Which verdict is correct?

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Benefits of using a miswak


What is the status of the following narration?

“Use the miswak, for it purifies the mouth, pleases Allah Ta’ala, pleases the Angels, increases good deeds, it is Sunnah, sharpens the eyesight, cures scurvy [a disease affecting the gums], strengthens the gums, removes phlegm and fragrances the mouth”

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Reciting Surah Hashr before sleeping


Is the following Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised to recite Surah Hashr [Surah: 59] before sleeping and said:

“If you pass away you pass away a martyr/ You will be from the people of Jannah”

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A du'a to be read when retiring to bed


What is the authenticity of the following narration?

ما من عبد يقول حين رد الله إليه روحه: لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل شيء قدير، إلا غفر الله له ذنوبه ولو كانت مثل زبد البحر


“Whoever reads the following du’a upon awakening, Allah will forgive his sins, even if it be like the foam of the ocean,

La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay in qadir”

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Another du’a for after meals


‘When you eat food and say

All praise is due to Allah who fed me and gave this to me without any strength or ability on my part,

do all your past and future sins get forgiven.’

I got this Hadith from Sahih al Jami – Is this true,

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