The phrase “Rabbana wa lakal hamd” (رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ) is an Arabic dua commonly used in Islamic prayers and is usually recited in the standing position after the bowing (ruku) during the formal Islamic prayer (Salat). It can be read as:
“Our Lord, all praise belongs to You.”
During their prayers, Muslims say this phrase to thank and praise Allah (God), recognising His greatness and being grateful for His blessings and direction. During worship, it is a way to acknowledge that Allah is in charge and to show love and thanks.
Meaning of Each Word in Rabbana wa lakal hamd
|Wa Lak||وَلَكَ||and to You be|
Right Pronunciation To Rabbana Wa Lakal Hamad
Pronunciation To learn how to correctly say the entire phrase, we have prepared the following audio file:
Shouldn’t it be Rabbana wa lakal hamd instead of Rabbana lakal hamd?
Both “Rabbana lakal hamd” and “Rabbana wa lakal hamd” have been described in different hadiths and are accepted in Islamic prayers and requests. Both ways of saying “thank you” to Allah have the same basic meaning: to praise and thank Allah.
Longest Variation of Rabbana wala kal hamd
رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ مِلْءَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَمِلْءَ الأَرْضِ وَمِلْءَ مَا شِئْتَ مِنْ شَىْءٍ بَعْدُ أَهْلَ الثَّنَاءِ وَالْمَجْدِ خَيْرُ مَا قَالَ الْعَبْدُ وَكُلُّنَا لَكَ عَبْدٌ لاَ مَانِعَ لِمَا أَعْطَيْتَ وَلاَ يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْكَ الْجَدُّ
Our Lord, You are all praise, the fullness of thef sky and the fullness of the earth, and the fullness of whatever else You want after praise and glory. What a helper said that was the best. And we are all Your slaves, O Lord. There is no one who doesn’t want what You’ve given and no one who wants what You haven’t.
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Some Other Variations You Must Know
Urdu: رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ
Read As: Rabbana lakal hamd
English Meaning: Our God, You deserve all the glory.
Urdu: اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ
Read As: Allahumma Rabbana wa lakal hamd
English Meaning: That which we praise is You, O Allah; you are our Lord.
Urdu: اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ
Read As: Allahumma Rabbana lakal hamd
English Meaning: O Allah, our Lord, all glory and honor are Yours.
Urdu: رَبَّنَا وَلَكَ الحَمْـدُ حَمْـداً كَثـيراً طَيِّـباً مُـبارَكاً فيه
Read As: Rabbani wa lakal amd, amdan kathran ayyiban mubrakan fa h.
English Meaning: All glory, honor, and thanksgiving are due to You, O Lord. You are worthy of all of it.
Time To Recite The Prayer
After the Imam says “Sami Allahu liman hamidah,” the devotee should rise from the Ruku position and say “Rabbana wala kal hamd” before moving into the Sujud position.
Benefits Of Reciting Rabbana Lakal Hamd
Reciting “Rabbana Lakal Hamd” (رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ) in supplication offers several benefits, including:
- Expressing Gratitude: It serves as a reminder to acknowledge Allah’s blessings and express gratitude for His favors and guidance.
- Enhancing Devotion: Reciting it creates a sense of devotion and humility, reinforcing the relationship between the supplicant and Allah.
- Spiritual Connection: It strengthens the spiritual connection with Allah by recognizing His greatness and sovereignty.
- Positive Mindset: Regular recitation can cultivate a positive mindset by focusing on praise and thankfulness, which can lead to a more content and peaceful life.
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