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Hamd Definition

A Hamd is a type of poem created to praise Allah. It is an Arabic word used to refer to praise of God alone. Hamd was derived from the Quran, and it is the root word for AlhamdAllah which usually means praise to Allah. These types of poems are written in Persian, Arabic, Punjabi, Urdu or Turkish. They are also recited all over the Muslim world.

Hamd poems are included in the five pillars of Islam. The five pillars are the; Shamada, Salat, Zakat, Fasting {Ramadan} and the Hajj. Muslims prepare Hamd poems to thank God for the blessings of being born as Muslims. They also thank Him for the blessings of health and wealth. In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims have to fast from sunrise to sunset so that they can remember how blessed they are to have food.

In all aspects, Hamd poems are used by either actions or words. When the Muslims are thanking God for his blessings, they can recite the word “Hamd” or include it in their prayers. These songs are also sung to keep Allah in mind and to stay connected to Him. 


Hamd is a poem in praise of Allah. The word "hamd" is derived from the Qur'an, its English translation is "Praise".

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