In Islam we have many complimentary phrases that are recited after saying a name to show respect or praise. Also known as Islamic honorifics, saying Azzawajal or Azza wa after Allah’s name is an example of this.

What is the exact meaning?

#1 Mighty and the Majestic; or: Glorified and Sublime be He.
#2 Allah, the Mighty, the Venerable.

Other spellings:

  • Allah Azawajal
  • Allah Azzawajal

Allah Azzawajal in Arabic Text

Allah azzawajal is the english transliteration of the Arabic word. In Arabic text this would be:

أَللّٰه عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ

What is the abbreviation for Azzawajal?

The shorthand abbreviation for Allah azzawajal is AWJ.

When To Say Allah Azzawajal?

An appropriate time to use the phrase would be anytime after saying Allah’s name. Another common honorific used is Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala (SWT for short).

Here are real life world examples from Twitter and Facebook of Muslims using Allah Azzawajal in regular conversation.

Example #1:
Karma? No, in islam we have kaffarah. What you give, you’ll get it back. Either it is in a good way or vice versa. Allah azzawajal is fair, you know?

Example #2:
We shall always be tested Q29 ayaat 2-3, May Allah azza wa jalla make our imaan firm in the time of trial.

Example #3:
Prophet Mohammad (ﷺ) said: Whomsoever begins his day by carrying out a good deed, and ends his day by carrying out a good deed, Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla says to the angels, ‘Do not record any of his evil deeds between these times

Example #4:
This reminds me of an ayah where Allah azzawajal said- “everything will perish”

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