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Phrases and Expressions for Muslims

Phrases and Expressions for Muslims

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11/03/2012

 
Phrases for muslims:
Every Muslim should remember these essential expressions. Note: Spellings may vary when translated to EnglishThese expressions are mostly singular. For example to say ‘Jazak(i) Allahu Khair” tomore than one person you would ‘Jazakum Allahu Khairan’ and to say ‘Barak Allahufeek(i)” to more than one person is “Barak Allahu Feekum”e.g.Masculine: Jazak Allahu Khair Feminine: Jazaki Allahu Khair Plural: Jazakum Allahu Khair 
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Assalamu ‘Alaikum
when you meet a muslimTranslation: Peace be upon you
Wa’alaikum Assalam
a Muslim greets youTranslation: And peace be upon you
Assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
formal and great greeting to a MuslimTranslation: May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you
Wa’alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
a Muslim greets youTranslation: And peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you
Hiyyak Allah
When greeting someone after SalaamsTranslation: May Allah greet you (lit. May Allah preserve your life)
Bismillah arRahman arRahim
 before making a beginningTranslation: In the name of Allah, most Gracious most Merciful
Jazakum Allah Khairan
for expression of thanksTranslation: May Allah reward you with blessings(Reply: Wa iyak(i), wa iyakum; Trans. And you)
 
BarakAllahu feekum or Allah baraka feek(i)
responding to someone’s thanks/ a way of expressing thanksTranslation: May Allah bless you(Reply: Wa feek(i), Wa feekum; Trans.: And you)
Fi Amanillah
 by way of saying good-byeTranslation: May Allah protect you
Subhanallah
for praising somethingTranslation: Glory be to Allah
Insha Allah
for expressing a desire to do somethingTranslation: If Allah wills/Through Allah’s will
Astaghfirullah
Repenting for sins before AllahI beg Allah for forgiveness
Masha Allah
for expressing appreciation of something goodTranslation: As Allah has willed/Praise be to Allah
Alhamdulillah
for showing gratitude to Allah after success or even after completing anythingTranslation: Thanks be to Allah
Ameen
the end of a Dua or prayer Translation: May it be so
Sallahu ‘alayhi wa salaam
whenever say the name of Prophet MuhammadTranslation: Peace be upon him (S.A.W.)
‘Alayhi salaam
whenever say the name of a prophetTranslation: Peace be upon him (A.S.)
Radi Allah ‘Anhu
whenever say name of male companion of the Prophet (Sahabi)Translation: May Allah be pleased with him (R.A.)
Radi Allah ‘Anha
 
whenever say name of female companion of the ProphetTranslation: May Allah be pleased with her (R.A.)
Radi Allah ‘Anhum
Plural form of saying companions of the ProphetTranslation: May Allah be pleased with them (R.A.)
Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon
this is uttered as an expression upon hearing the news of some loss or some one’s deathTranslation: To Allah we belong and to Him is our return
aathama allahu ajrakom
uttered to family of deceasedTranslation: may Allah make your ajer (reward) great
Shakar Allahu Sa’yikum
uttered to people who attend aaza - when friends go to send condolences upon death of a personTranslation: May Allah accept that your effort
La hawla wala quwata illah billah
during the time of troublesTranslation: There is no strength nor power except Allah _________________ 
A few more:Tawakkal-tu-’ala-Allah
- I have put my trust in Allah-rely on Allah solving a problem
Tawkkalna-’ala-Allah
- we have put our trust in Allah - waiting for a problem to besolved
Rahimahullah
- Allah have Mercy on him - you see someone in distress
Na’uzhu-bi-Allah
- we seek refuge in Allah - showing your dislike
Fi sabeel illah
- in/for Allah’s cause/way - you give charity/help people
Ittaqillah
-fear Allah- you see someone doing a bad deed
Hayyak Allah
- Allah maintain your life - you greet someone
Hasbi Allah
- Allah will suffice me - you are in a difficult situation
Azhak Allah sinnaka
- May Allah keep you cheerful - you seek another Muslim withcheerful countenance ____________________ 

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