And the last of their call will be, ‘Praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds! (‘Alhamdulillah Rabb al-‘Alamin’)’” [10: 10]

Hamd – the concept of eternal praise and gratitude. The first words uttered by Adam when life was blown into him were ‘Alhamdulillah Rabb al-‘Alamin’ and the very last thing we will say as believers entering paradise is ‘Alhamdulillah Rabb al-‘Alamin’.

The very first chapter of the Book that we read begins with the first words we uttered as a race, ‘Alhamdulillah Rabb al-‘Alamin’, and the last call which will be declared on the Day of Judgement is ‘Alhamdulillah Rabb al-‘Alamin’. To top it off, the last thing the Angels will say is ‘Alhamdulillah Rabb al-‘Alamin’:

“And you will see the angels surrounding the Throne, exalting with praise of their Lord. And it will (finally) be judged between them in truth, and it will be said, “Praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds.” [39: 75]

Hamd – an eternal word which spans from the beginning of time; a spiritual place that is both timeless and spaceless, to a lowly life on earth fixed by a decreed time, to yet another realm that will be endless and joyful for some, painful for others. In all, we thank and praise Allah `azza wa jall and so He remains worshipped by all in the heavens and the earth, both aforetime and in the future.

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  • Farhia Yahya

    Farhia Yahya from London, UK is a teacher of Qur’anic and Arabic Sciences, and has taught English-speaking audiences in the UK for the past few years. In addition to completing a BSc Biomedical Science degree in London, she has also completed her Arabic, Islamic studies, and Hifdh of Qur’an in Cairo, Egypt. Born in Somalia and raised in the UK, she has lived in various cities around the world and travelling continues to be one of her passions (hey, it’s in the nomadic genes!). Farhia is a published author, upcoming novelist, and a translator of classical Arabic texts. She teaches tailored Islamic courses for sisters online and also runs a blog (as well as its social networks) with a focus on writing around the gems of the Qur’an and the beauty of literature.