La haula wala quwata illa billah


Narrated Abu Musa (Radi Allah Anhu): While we were with Allah’s Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) in a holy battle, we never went up a hill or reached its peak or went down a valley but raised our voices with Takbir. Allah’s Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) came close to us and said, “O people! Don’t exert yourselves, for you do not call a deaf or an absent one, but you call the All-Listener, the All-Seer.” The Prophet (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) then said, “O ‘Abdullah bin Qais! Shall I teach you a sentence that is from the treasures of Paradise? ( It is): ‘La haula wala quwata illa billah. (There is neither might nor power except with Allah).” [Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 77 ‘Al-Qadar’, Number 607]