I have read the Hadith answer regarding the virtue of reading ‘La ilaha illallahu wallahu akbaru wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah.’

I have heard another Hadith which adds the words ‘Subhanallah’ and ‘Alhamdulillah’ also. Which version is correct?



Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this version of the narration, with the additional words. He has declared it authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 503)


The Arabic text of this version:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ، وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

La ilaha illallahu wallahu akbaru wa subhanallahi wal hamdulillahi wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah


You may recite whichever version you prefer. See the other version here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar