Meaning of Alhamdulillah in English:


Pronunciation /alˌhamduːlɪˈlɑː/


  • An instance or utterance of ‘Alhamdulillah’.


  • Among Muslims: ‘(all) praise be to God’. Also used as a general expression of thanks, praise, or relief: ‘thank God’, ‘thank goodness’. Compare mashallah , Subhanallah .

    One of the three phrases, along with Subhanallah and Allahu akbar, recited traditionally after prayers.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Daniel Clarke (1769–1822), antiquary and mineralogist. From Arabic al-ḥamdu li-llāh, literally ‘the praise is to God’ from al the + ḥamdu, definite nominative of ḥamd praise + li for, to + allāh.