Meaning of Subhanallah in English:


Pronunciation /sʊbˌhɑːnəˈlɑː/


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

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


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Lane (1801–1876), orientalist. From Arabic subḥāna-llāh, lit. ‘the praise of God’ from subḥāna, probably the accusative of subḥān praise (only attested in this interjection) + allāh.