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An instance or utterance of ‘Alhamdulillah’.
Among Muslims: ‘(all) praise be to God’. Also used as a general expression of thanks, praise, or relief: ‘thank God’, ‘thank goodness’.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Daniel Clarke (1769–1822), antiquary and mineralogist. From Arabic al-ḥamdu li-llāh, lit. ‘the praise is to God’ from al the + ḥamdu, definite nominative of ḥamd praise + li for, to + allāh.
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