La Hawla Wala Quwwata illa Billah Meaning & 3 Benefits

La Hawla Wala Quwwata illa Billah also referred to as (Hawqala) in short is said when a Muslim is confronted with a disaster or finds himself in a position beyond his control, such as being oppressed or forced to endure, he can say this expression.

It is considered an acknowledgment that the person can not do anything without Allah’s help and support.

This phrase is recorded in over 10 narrations in various hadith books which mention Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) telling his followers to recite this dhikr daily.

La Hawla Wala Quwwata illa Billah Meaning

It means “There is no power nor strength except with Allah”. It tells that Allah almighty is the only one with superior power and strength, and no one could have except Allah until Allah gives them.

It is a person’s admission that he is unable to do anything without the help and support of Allah. No matter how great his power, and strength may become, a person still cannot do anything without the help of Allah

La Hawla Wala Quwwata illa Billah Pronunciation

The following video we have made will help you learn the proper pronunciation word by word:

Lahaula Walaquwata in Arabic

la haula walakuata illabillah phrase in arabic consists of 6 words written with Diacritical as

لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِالله

and Without the Diacritical:

 لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله

And it is divided as the following table:

no لاla
power حَوْلَHawla
nor وَلاWala
strength قُوَّةَQuwwata
except withإِلاilla

La Hawla Wala Quwwata Benefits

Normally people think this is just a Dua that is recited for protection from the devil (shaitan), but it has far immense benefits.

Forgiveness of Sins

The recitation of this powerful Dua is one of the ways Allah will forgive and pardon your sins.

the Messenger (ﷺ) said: “There is no one on earth who says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and Allah is the Greatest, and there is no force or power except with Allah,’ unless his sins are forgiven, even if they are as great as the sea foam.” [ Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī ]

Treasures of Paradise

the Messenger (ﷺ) said: Shall I not tell you of a word which is one of the treasures of Paradise?’ I said: ‘Yes, O Messenger of Allah.’ He said: ‘Say: La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah (There is no power and no strength except with Allah).[Sunan Ibn Majah]

Protection from Shaytan

The person who recites this before leaving his/her home will stay protected from any harm and the devils go far away.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: When a man goes out of his house and says: “In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah; there is no might and no power but in Allah,” the following will be said to him at that time: “You are guided, defended and protected.” The devils will go far from him and another devil will say: How can you deal with a man who has been guided, defended, and protected? [Sahih Al-Albani]

When to say La hawla wala quwwata illa Billah

After praying 

This phrase, along with others, was said by Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) immediately after each Salam prayer.

Before leaving the house

Another time to say this sentence is while you are leaving the house as it safeguards the house from hard and Shaytaan as it was mentioned in the previous hadith.

When the muadhdhin says “Hayya ‘ala’s-salaah (come to prayer)

After adhan and during the call to prayer, the prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) taught us to say it after hearing Hayya ‘ala’s-salaah, as well as when you hear Hayya ‘ala’l-falah (come to success)

La Hawla Wala Quwwata In Quran

Walawla ith dakhalta jannatakaqulta ma shaa Allahu la quwwata illabillahi in tarani ana aqalla minka malanwawalada

وَلَوْلَآ إِذْ دَخَلْتَ جَنَّتَكَ قُلْتَ مَا شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِٱللَّهِ ۚ إِن تَرَنِ أَنَا۠ أَقَلَّ مِنكَ مَالًۭا وَوَلَدًۭا

If only you had said, upon entering your property, ‘This is what Allah has willed! There is no power except with Allah!’ Even though you see me inferior to you in wealth and offspring,

[Quran 18:39]