Alhamdulillah or (الحمد لله) is an Arabic phrase meaning "Praise to God" or "All praise is due to Allah," similar to the Hebrew phrase Halelu Yah (Hallelujah). In everyday speech it simply means "Thank God!" It is used by Arabic-speakers of all religions, but more frequently by Muslims due to the centrality of this specific phrase within the texts of the Qur'anand the words of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
However, its meanings and in-depth explanation have been the subject of much exegesis and explanation.
The phrase has three basic parts:
- Al - The
- Hamd-u - meaning the "feeling of gratitude", as opposed to Shokr, "words of gratitude".
- Li 'llah - preposition + noun Allah. Li is a preposition meaning for, belonging to, etc.
NOW IF ALL PRAISES ARE TO ALLAH ALONE
AND HE IS THE ONLY WORTH OF PRAISES
THAN WHY DO WE PRAISE
AREN'T WE DOING SHIRK BY PRAISING THEM ?