Posted by Abdul Alim
Alislam.org: Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih gave a discourse based on ‘Alhamdolillah’ (All praise belongs to Allah).
He said that in general when we see or mention God’s blessings and favours, majority of us say the term Alhamdolillah whether or not we have a deeper understanding of its meanings. It is said, even if as a formality, because the [Muslim] surroundings develop an awareness about it. Those who have little religious knowledge are also aware that these words need to be said as they indicate praise of God. An Ahmadi always utters the words Alhamdolillah at every occasion of happiness and blessing of God, whether it is personal happiness or communal blessing. The words have enhanced blessing when they are uttered with an understanding of their spirit.
Ahmadis are fortunate that they have recognised and accepted the Imam of the age and the Messiah and Mahdi. Due to this belief, if they focus they do not have difficulty in understanding the spirit of Alhamdolillah and other Quranic terms because, after receiving knowledge from God, the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) has enlightened us. He has explained the various significances of the words Alhamdolillah. In one brief explanation, he wrote: