The Benefits of Bismillah

If we were to give an exhaustive account of the benefits of the recitation of “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” we would need more than a single volume to do justice to it. Apart from being part of every chapter in the Noble Qur’an (except the chapter of repentance – surah at-tawba), it is also the most often repeated verse in the Holy Qur’an.

It is narrated in Tafseere Burhaan that the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has said that when a person recites “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” then five thousand ruby palaces are built for him in Jannah. Each palace has a thousand chambers made of pearls and in each chamber has seventy thousand thrones of emerald and each throne has seventy thousand carpets made from special fabrics and upon each carpet is seated a Hur-ul-Ein. A person asked for the condition necessary to get this great reward and the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) replied that the person should recite the “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” with conviction and understanding.

The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has also said that when a believer will have to cross the Pul-e-Siraat on the Day of Judgement, and he will say “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” then the flames beneath him will start dying down until Jahannam will cry out, ‘O believer, pass through quickly, your presence is causing my fire to die out!’

When a teacher teaches a child to recite “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” the child, his parents and the teacher are all guaranteed freedom from hellfire. It is narrated that Prophet Isa (alayhis salam) was once passing by a graveyard and he saw a grave upon which the Wrath and Punishment of Allah (subhana wa-ta-‘alaa) was descending, so he quietly walked past. When he passed the same place after some time, he noticed that the Mercy and Blessings of Allah (subhana wa-ta-‘alaa) was being showered on the same grave. He was surprised at this and asked Allah (subhana wa-ta-‘alaa) about what has happened and it was revealed to him that the man inside the grave was a sinner and was thus being punished for his sins. When he died, his wife was pregnant and soon gave birth to a son. When the boy grew older, his mother took him to a teacher who taught him to recite “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” and I felt that it would not be justice that this man’s son was calling My Name and I was punishing his father in the grave.

It is also mentioned that recitation of “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” with a loud voice is from the signs of a true believer.

May Allah make us all be among those who truly love Him. May He give us sincerity in both words and deeds Inshallah Ameen.

Source: Radio Islam


  • Ameen. Jazakumullah Khair for sharing.

  • Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim!

    May Allah SWT confer peace and bestow blessings upon the Prophet Muhammed, his family, and his companions. Ameen.

    This article the Benefits of Bismillah truly touched my heart. Masha’Allah, on every letter, email, or check that I write, I include the words, Bismillah. Alhamdullilah for the great blessings that Allah SWT give us for saying such a simply written, but powerful phrase. Alhamdullilah for His Mercy and Beneficent Manner of Being our Master. Highly Praised and Glorified is He SWT.

    Subhanallah, I am so glad to have taught these very special words to my children and grandchildren to begin each and every action with Bismillah! Our blessed lives bear witness to the benefits of honoring Allah SWT with constant use of this beautiful phrase. These letters are simple on the tongue, but great for the heart and soul. Alhamdullilah for the guidance of the Prophet Muhammed, sallah Allahu alaihe wa salaam.

    Our Lord, is the Great Master of All the Worlds. May we be the slaves that are dutiful to Our Lord and forever thank Him for being so Compassionate. Ameen. Insha’allah, we all will remember the great benefits in Bismillah. May Allah SWT bestow His Mercy on the writers of this beautiful Phrase. Ameen. We thank Allah SWT for sending the Prophet Muhammed, his family, and his Sahabas for teaching us this blessedly wonderful way to worship Our Lord.

    I am pleased with Muhammed as my Guide, I am pleased with Allah SWT as my Lord , and I am pleased with Islam as my Deen. All praise is due to the Lord of All the Worlds for such blessings as Bismillah! We thank Allah SWT for Everthing we have, especially for what Allah SWT has promised us to have. Ameen. May Allah SWT guide those who honor his Names to what pleases Him. Ameen.

    Thank you dear writer for the wonderful reminder Masha’Allah. Alhamdullilah. May Allah SWT bless you for what you write in this world and the next. Ameen.

    In Service To Allah SWT,
    Your Sister,
    Khadijah U. Bilal

  • rasheedat

    Adaman Lahu Ayatahu for the person that wrote this and posted it, infact i am so convinced about this statement “Bissmillahi Rahaman Raheem” Thanks alot more greaze to your elbow (Amen)

  • Fahmida Kausar

    subhan ALLAH…….<3<3<3

  • U.Abdul Hameed

    Insha allah we all have to began every good thing with bismillahirrahmanirraheem and gain more benefit from allah. may allah forgive us ameen

  • nuraan

    Subhaana-Allah this article touched my heart it just shows Allahs mercy Allahu akbat Allah is the most mercyful

  • Amina Mohamed muhiddin

    Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu
    Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Rahiim has never touched my heart so deeply more than today after reading the message above! As a quranic teacher to the elder women, i have gained a very useful, important and of great benefit, point to include in my trachings about the importance of prouncing Bismillahir Rahmaanir Rahiim correctly. Obviously we all need that house built with rubies and the like!! Thank you very much for the wonderful reminder! Only Allah sw can reward you for that! May the blessings of ALLAH sw be upon our beloved Prophet, teacher, and adviser wa Rasuulunaa wa alaa aalihi wa ashanihio ajmaiin! AMEEN

  • Amina Ibrahim N.

    I found this information very useful. May Allah (S.W.T) guide us to the right path, Ameen. Jazakallahu khairan

  • balogun sulaiman

    salam alalikum sadik sadat. pls be informed that basmala has 19 letters and not 18. ref Q74 v30. maasalam

  • shakir

    also you will get 700 years reward for each time you recite it
    But not the years of this life, 1 day and night in this life = 1000 years in the akhirah ,so that is 700 000 years, allahu akbar, also it could be much more maybe 1 year is 50, 000 years in the akirah this is mentioned in holy quran
    if you say 10 times will become 7000 000 years reward, 100 times = 70 000 000 years reward, and when you say it on laylatul qadr don’t ask it is a very big number,
    even if you say 10 times a day over the years is still going to be a big number.
    if you want an even hiigher reward then recite it with surah fatiha in one breath

  • Ma shaa Allah very simple and easy deed to do. Really nice post. May Allah grant us “ tawfeeq” to recite “ BISMILLAH” before starting any work.


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