Third kalimah describes the glory of ALLAH. When a believer is reciting third kalimah, he/she testifies the greatness of Allah, all praised unto Him, and no other being worthy of worship except Him. Third kalmiah, also referred as Tamjeed is such a beautiful supplication that fills the heart of a believer with peace and contentment. It is a testified way of remembrance of ALLAH. The kalmia in Arabic is shared below:
سُبْحَان اللهِ وَالْحَمْدُلِلّهِ وَلا إِلهَ إِلّااللّهُ وَاللّهُ أكْبَرُ وَلا حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْم
“Glory be to Allah and all praise be to Allah, there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and Allah is the Greatest. There is no might or power except from Allah, the Exalted, the Great One. “
It is a magnificent word of glory attributed and belonging to Allah Almighty alone. It was narrated in Sunan An-Nasa’i 924 that Ibn Abi Awfa said: “A man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: I cannot learn anything of the Quran; teach me something that I can say instead of reciting the Quran.’ He said: ‘Say: SubhanAllah, wal-hamdulilah, wa la illaha ill-Allah, wa Allahu Akbar, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa Billahil-aliy al-azim (Glory be to Allah, praise be to Allah, there is none worthy of worship except Allah, Allah is Most Great, and there is no power and no strength except with Allah the Exalted and Magnificent ).’”
The third kalima is one of the perfect ways to exalt Allah and remember Him. Remembrance of ALLAH is one of the fundamental and mandatory act to be performed by all the Muslims. In Surah Baqarah, ayat 152-153, ALLAH Almighty said: “So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me. O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” Therefore, in order to receive the blessings of ALLAH through His remembrance, we should make third kalimah a part of daily azkaar.