Fatwa No : 126278
Virtue of saying 'La hawla wala quwwata illa billaah'
Fatwa Date : Sha'baan 27, 1430 / 18-8-2009
All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His Slave and Messenger.
Some authentic Hadeeths were narrated on the virtue of saying "La hawla wala quwwata illa billaah (There is no might and power but that of Allaah)." For instance, the Prophet , said to Abu Moosa Al-Ash‘ari : "Should I guide you to a word which is one of the treasures of Paradise?” He replied in the affirmative. The Prophet , said, “La hawla wala quwwata illa billaah." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
As regards the Hadeeth which reads: "It cures ninety-nine diseases the least of which is anxiety", it was narrated by At-Tabaraani and it is not authentic. Shaykh Al-Albaani classified it as a Munkar Hadeeth.
With regard to the Hadeeth of the bearers of the Throne, it was narrated by Abu Ash-Shaykh in “Al-‘Athamah”, and we did not find any scholar grading it as authentic or weak. However, the book of Al-‘Athamah is a book where weak Hadeeths are most likely to be found.
As for the Hadeeth in which the man, ‘Awf ibn Maalik Al-Ashja‘i lost his son, it was narrated by Ibn Abi Ad-Dunya and others, but Al-Albaani classified it as Dha‘eef (weak) in Dha‘eef At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb.
Also, we did not find the narration which combines between saying "La hawla wala quwwata illa billaah" and invoking blessing upon the Prophet , one hundred times before and after it.
All in all, the Muslim should frequently utter this phrase because there is much goodness in it and Allaah The Almighty may remove many difficulties through it. For more benefit about the supplications which are recommended to be said in hard times, see Fatwa 86375.
May Allaah Facilitate your affairs and Alleviate your worries – Indeed, He is Hearing and Responsive.Allaah Knows best.