Most people read this dua when something tragic happens. The Prophet (pbuh) told one of the companions that this dua is one the treasures of paradise. When we are facing challenges, when we are feeling vulnerable and weak, we recognise the full capacity of Allah. When something happens and it reminds us of the might and power of Allah – these are all situations where we reflect on Allah.
When we read this dua as we leave the house the angels surround us, protect us and accompany us throughout our day!
As the angels are being brought into existence, they come reciting “la howla wa la quwwta illah billah”
Every time we recite it, Allah responds to us!