Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala “SWT” in Arabic & Meaning

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala “SWT” is an honorific phrase used by Muslims to praise Allah whenever they mention the name of God and as a show of respect to Him. We will explain in detail, its meaning, how it is written in Arabic, and when to say it.

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala in Arabic

The phrase consists of 3 words which written with Diacritical as

الله سُبْحَانَهُۥ وَتَعَالَىٰ

and Without the Diacritical:

الله سبحانه وتعالى

And they are broken down as the following table:

Allah الله God
Subhanahu سُبْحَانَهُۥ Glory be to Him
Wa Ta’alaوَتَعَالَىٰThe Most High

Common Spellings:

  • Allah SWT (short form abbreviation)
  • Allah subhana watala

Allah Subhanau Wa Ta’ala Meaning

The literal meaning of the 1st word “Subhanahu” means Glory be to Him and is used as a declaration of our faith and belief in the absolute and vastest sense of the term that He Alone is worthy of All Honor, All Praise, etc…

The 2nd word “Taala” means He, The Most High or The Most Exalted, which is rooted derived the Arabic word “Aala” meaning High and it’s declared to complement the Subhanahu or Glory of Allah, as no words are enough to describe or justify the Majesty and Supremacy of the Lord All Mighty.

When to say it

Anytime you mention Allah then you can say Subhana Watala or similarly can say “ Azzawajal” or “Jalla Jalaluhu” as a way to honor and praises Him. for example:

1. “May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala grant-us-Jannat ul-Firdaus “
2.“Allah SWT Plans is better than our dreams “

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