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*charisma*
05-09-2005, 01:13 AM
Asalamu Alaikum

Every Muslim should remember these essential expressions.
Note: Spellings may vary when translated to English
These expressions are mostly singular. For example to say Allah baraka fiki to more than one person you would say Allah baraka fikum and as sister tathbeet noted to say Jazak Allah khieran for more than one person would be Jazakahu Allah khieran and so on. It is fine to speak in the masculine tense when speaking to women formally.

Say When

As salamu aleiykum
when you meet a muslim
Translation: Peace be upon you

Waleiykum assalam
a Muslim greets you
Translation: And peace be upon you

As salamu aleiykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
formal and great greeting to a Muslim
Translation: Peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you

Waleiykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
a Muslim greets you
Translation: And peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you

Hiyyak Allah
When greeting someone after Salaams
Translation: May Allah greet you

Bismillah arRahman arRahim
before making a beginning
Translation: In the name of Allah most Gracious most Merciful

Jazak Allah Khieran
for expression of thanks
Translation: May Allah reward you with blessings

BarakAllahu feekum or Allah baraka fiki
responding to someone’s thanks
Translation: May Allah bless you

Fi Amanullah
by way of saying good-bye
Translation: May Allah protect you

Subhaanallah
for praising something
Translation: Glory be to Allah

Insha Allah
for expressing a desire to do something
Translation: If Allah wills

Astaghfirullah
repenting for sins before Allah
I beg Allah for forgiveness

Masha Allah
for expressing appreciation of something good
As Allah has willed

Alhamdulillah
for showing gratitude to Allah after success or even after completing anything
Praise be to Allah

Ameen
the end of a Dua or prayer
Translation: May it be so

Sal allahu aleihi wasallam
whenever say the name of Prophet Muhammad
Translation: Peace be upon him (S.A.W.)

Alaihi salaam
whenever say the name of a prophet
Translation: 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 Prophet
Translation: May Allah be pleased with her (R.A.)

Radi Allah Anhum
Plural form of saying companions of the Prophet
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 death
Translation: To Allah we belong and to Him is our return

aathama allaho ajrakom
uttered to family of deceased
Translation: may Allah make your ajer "reward" great

Shukr Allaho sayikum
uttered to people who attend aaza - when friends go to send condolences upon death of a person
Translation: May Allah accept that your effort

La hawla wala quwata illah billah
during the time of troubles
Translation: There is no strength nor power except Allah
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A few more:

Tawakkal-tu-Allah- rely on Allah solving a problem

Tawkkalna-Alai-Allah - we have put our trust in Allah - waiting for a problem to be solved

Rahmah Allah - Allah have Mercy on him - you see someone in distress

Na'uzhu-bi-Allah - we seek refuge in Allah - showing your dislike

Fe Sabeel Allah - in/for Allah's cause/way - you give charity/help people

Atqaa Allah 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 with cheerful countenance



A

AL-HAMDU LILLAHI RABBIL 'ALAMIN
This is a verse from the Qur'an that Muslims recite and say many times per day. Other than being recited daily during prayers, a Muslim reads this expression in every activity of his daily life. The meaning of it is: "Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds."

A Muslim invokes the praises of Allah before he does his daily work; and when he finishes, he thanks Allah for His favors. A Muslim is grateful to Allah for all His blessings. It is a statement of thanks, appreciation, and gratitude from the creature to his Creator.

ALLAHU AKBAR
This statement is said by Muslims numerous times. During the call for prayer, during prayer, when they are happy, and wish to express their approval of what they hear, when they slaughter an animal, and when they want to praise a speaker, Muslims do say this expression of Allahu Akbar. Actually it is most said expression in the world. It’s meaning: "Allah is the Greatest." Muslims praise Allah in every aspect of life; and as such they say Allahu Akbar.

ASSALAMU ALAIKUM
This is an expression Muslims say whenever they meet one another. It is a statement of greeting with peace. The meaning of it is: "Peace be upon you."

Muslims try to establish peace on earth even through the friendly relation of greeting and meeting one another.

The other forms are: "Assalamu 'Alalikum Wa Rahmatullah," which means:"May the peace and the Mercy of Allah be upon you," and "Assalamu Alalikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh," which means:"May the peace, the mercy, and the blessings of Allah be upon you."

ASTAGHFIRULLAH
This is an expression used by a Muslim when he wants to ask Allah forgiveness. The meaning of it is: "I ask Allah forgiveness." A Muslim says this phrase many times, even when he is talking to another person. When a Muslim abstains from doing wrong, or even when he wants to prove that he is innocent of an incident he uses this expression. After every Salah (payer), a Muslim says this statement three times.

A'UZU BILLAHI MINASHAITANIR RAJIM
This is an expression and a statement that Muslims have to recite before reading to Qur'an, before speaking, before doing any work, before making a supplication, before taking ablution, before entering the wash room, and before doing many other daily activities. The meaning of this phrase is: "I seek refuge from Allah from the outcast Satan." Allah is the Arabic name of God.

Satan is the source of evil and he always tries to misguide and mislead people. The Qur'an states that Satan is not an angel but a member of the Jinn, which are spiritual beings created by Allah. So the belief that Satan is a fallen angel is rejected in Islam.

B

BARAKALLAH
This is an expression, which means: "May the blessings of Allah (be upon you)." When a Muslim wants to thank to another person, he uses different statements to express his thanks, appreciation, and gratitude. One of them is to say "Baraka Allah."
BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHIM
This is a phrase from the Qur'an that is recited before reading the Qur'an. It is to be read immediately after one reads the phrase: "A'uzu Billahi Minashaitanir Rajim."

This phrase is also recited before doing any daily activity. The meaning of it is: "In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful."

I

IN SHA' ALLAH
When a person wishes to plan for the future, when he promises, when he makes resolutions, and when he makes a pledge, he makes them with permission and the will of Allah. For this reason, a Muslim uses the Qur'anic instructions by saying "In Sha ' Allah." The meaning of this statement is: "If Allah wills." Muslims are to strive hard and to put their trusts with Allah. They leave the results in the hands of Allah.

INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAHI RAJI'UN
When a Muslim is struck with a calamity, when he loses one of his loved ones, or when he has gone bankrupt, he should be patient and say this statement, the meaning of which is: "We are from Allah and to whom we are returning."

Muslims believe that Allah is the One who gives and it is He takes away. He is testing us. Hence, a Muslim submits himself to Allah. He is grateful and thankful to Allah for whatever he gets. On the other hand, he is patient and says this expression in times of turmoil and calamity.

J

JAZAKALLAHU KHAYRAN
This is a statement of thanks and appreciation to be said to the person who does a favor. Instead of saying "thanks" (Shukran), the Islamic statement of thanks is to say this phrase. It’s meaning is: " May Allah reward you for the good."

It is understood that human beings can't repay one another enough. Hence, it is better to request Almighty Allah to reward the person who did a favor and to give him the best.

K

KALAM
Talk or speech as in "kalamu Allah"; has also been used through the ages to mean logic or philosophy.

L

LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH
The meaning of this expression is: " There is no power and no strength save in Allah." This expression is read by a Muslim when he is struck by a calamity, or is taken over by a situation beyond his control. A Muslim puts his trust in the hands of Allah, and submits himself to Allah.

LA ILAHA ILLALLAH
This expression is the most important one in Islam. It is the creed that every person has to say to be considered a Muslim. It is part of the first pillar of Islam. The meaning of which is: " There is no lord worthy of worship except Allah."

The second part of this first pillar is to say: "Mohammedan Rasul Allah," which means:"Muhammad is the messenger of Allah."

M

MA SHA' ALLAH
This is an expression that Muslims say whenever they are excited and surprised. When they wish to express their happiness, they use such an expression. The meaning of "Ma sha' Allah" is: "Whatever Allah wants." or "Whatever Allah wants to give, He gives." This means that whenever Allah gives something good to someone, blesses him, honors him, and opens the door of success in business, a Muslim says this statement of "Ma Sha' Allah."

It has become a tradition that whenever a person constructs a building, a house, or an office, he puts a plaque on the wall or the entrance with this statement. It is a sign of thanks and appreciation from the person to Almighty Allah for whatever he was blessed with.

MUHAMMADUN RASULULLAH
This statement is the second part of the first pillar of Islam. The meaning of this part is that Prophet Muhammad is the last and final prophet and messenger of Allah to mankind. He is the culmination, summation, purification of the previous prophets of Allah to humanity.

P

P.B.U.H.
These letters are abbreviations for the words Peace Be Upon Him which are the meaning of the Arabic expression " 'Alaihis Salam", which is an expression that is said when the name of a prophet is mentioned.

This expression is widely used by English speaking Muslims. It is to be noticed here that this expression does not give the full meaning of "Salla Allahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam". Therefore it is recommended that people do not use (p.b.u.h.) after the name of prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.); they should use "Salla Allahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam" instead, or they may use the abbreviated form of (s.a.w) in writing.

R

RADHIALLAHU 'ANHU
This is an expression to be used by Muslims whenever a name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) is mentioned or used in writing. The meaning of this statement is: "May Allah be pleased with him."

Muslims are taught to be respectful to the elderly and to those who contributed to the spread and success in Islam. They are to be grateful to the companions of the prophet (s.a.w.) for their sacrifices, their leadership, and their contributions. Muslims are advised to use this phrase when such names are mentioned or written.

S

SADAQALLAHUL 'AZIM
This is a statement of truth that a Muslim says after reading any amount of verses from the Qur'an. The meaning of it is: "Allah says the truth."

The Qur'an is the exact words of Allah in verbatim. When Allah speaks, He says the truth; and when the Qur'an is being recited, a Muslim is reciting the words of truth of Allah. Hence, he says: "Sadaqallahul 'Azim."

SALLALLAHU 'ALAIHI WA SALLAM
When the name of Prophet Muhammad (saw) is mentioned or written, a Muslim is to respect him and invoke this statement of peace upon him. The meaning of it is: "May the blessings and the peace of Allah be upon him (Muhammad).

Another expression that is alternatively used is: "Alaihissalatu Wassalam." This expression means: "On Him (Muhammad) are the blessings and the peace of Allah."

Allah has ordered Muslims, in the Qur'an, to say such an expression. Muslims are informed that if they proclaim such a statement once, Allah will reward them ten times.

S.A.W. These letters are abbreviations for the words "Salla Allahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam".

SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALA
This is an expression that Muslims use whenever the name of Allah is pronounced or written. The meaning of this expression is: "Allah is pure of having partners and He is exalted from having a son."

Muslims believe that Allah is the only God, the Creator of the Universe. He does not have partners or children. Sometimes Muslims use other expressions when the name of Allah is written or pronounced. Some of which are: "'Azza Wa Jall": He is the Mighty and the Majestic; "Jalla Jalaluh": He is the exalted Majestic.

S.W.T. These letters are abbreviations for the words of "Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala".

W

WA 'ALAIKUM ASSALAM
This is an expression that a Muslim is to say as an answer for the greeting. When a person greets another with a salutation of peace, the answer for the greeting is an answer of peace. The meaning of this statement is: "And upon you is the peace." The other expressions are: " Wa Alaikums Salam Wa Rahmatullah." and "Wa 'Alaikums Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh."

See also this thread, which expands a bit more on some of the terms:

http://www.islamicboard.com/general/...ictionary.html
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Far7an
05-09-2005, 01:32 AM
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Barakallah feeki for that, it is interesting many of us use these terms in our daily lives but do we know the meanings?
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Ibn Syed
05-09-2005, 02:01 AM
Jazakallah for the great post.
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Rafay
05-09-2005, 02:58 AM
nice post, “When one of you sneezes, let him say, ‘Al-hamdu-Lillaah (Praise be to Allaah),’ and let his brother or companion say to him. ‘Yarhamuk Allaah (May Allaah have mercy on you).’ If he says, ‘Yarhamuk-Allaah,’ then let (the sneezer) say, ‘Yahdeekum Allaah wa yuslihu baalakum (May Allaah guide you and rectify your condition).’”
these 3 terms will also fit in well :).
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Uthman
05-09-2005, 04:20 PM
:sl:

Jazak'Allahu Khayran for that! :) It's really helpful!

Originally Posted by farhan247
it is interesting many of us use these terms in our daily lives but do we know the meanings?
You can say that again! :)

:w:
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Usayd
05-11-2005, 04:53 PM
Jazakallah that will be very useful - may i have permission to put it on my website?
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*charisma*
05-12-2005, 02:20 AM
Asalamu Alaikum

well ofcoarse ekhi!!
no need to ask at all :D

we need to help educate those that need knowledge
mashallah
thanx for asking anywayz

take care
fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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sardab
05-24-2005, 11:33 AM
:sl:

Actually, this is not for fun, but it is still interesting. These phrases are in common use in Turkish daily life.

If one hopes.....................INSHALLAH
If one starts.........................BISMILLAH(IRRAHMANI RRAHIM)
If one is puzzled.......................ALLAH ALLAH
If one trusts himself...................EVVELALLAH
If one is determined......................ALIMALLAH
If one is on action.........................YA ALLAH
If one ceases or bids farewell.........EYVALLAH
If one is disturbed.........................FESUBHANALLAH
If one is even more disturbed........HASBINALLAH or LA ILAHE ILLALLAH
If one is irked.............................ILLALLAH
If one is successful................ALHAMDULILLAH
If one enjoys........................MASHALLAH
If one fails..........................HAYY ALLAH

Are these in use in this way in your countries too? And any more to add? :)

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zAk
05-24-2005, 11:43 AM
:sl:
just some :(

If one enjoys........................MASHALLAH
Masha Allah ! :)
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MetSudaisTwice
05-24-2005, 11:46 AM
mashallah
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S_87
05-24-2005, 11:48 AM
:sl:
JazakAllah

fo us anything like if u fail somethin..if you lost something quite a lot of things is

inna lillahi wa inna ilai hi rajioun

sometimes thats said totally randomly...if u get me?
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zAk
05-24-2005, 11:53 AM
n something bad[undesirable] u see - Astaghfirullah
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sardab
05-24-2005, 12:11 PM
:sl:

Thank you for additions. :)

JazakAllah is new for me. It is actually not used in Turkish. "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun" is used in case of bad news, like death.

Astaghfirullah is used when one praises you, as a sign of humbleness. And I guess it is used in the way brother Zak points too.

:w:
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S_87
05-24-2005, 12:14 PM
:sl:
and when one is sweraing by something its either

wallahi or Qassam

i think people use this too much though..
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sardab
05-24-2005, 12:20 PM
:sl:

yes sister, wallahi is used in the same way and I think it is used too much too...

:w:
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zAk
05-24-2005, 12:34 PM
Btw MODs, [Ansar]

cud u plz move this thread to the General Sec ??
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zAk
05-24-2005, 12:52 PM
If one ceases or bids farewell.........EYVALLAH
v use FI AMANILLAH for tht :brother:
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sardab
05-24-2005, 01:22 PM
:sl:

I heard "fi amanillah" before, and you give the usage but I still dont know the meaning...also I dont know the meaning for JazakAllah khairun? (No Arabic :( )

Can you give more info on these...

:w:
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zAk
05-24-2005, 01:37 PM
Jazakallah Khair means “May Allah grant you good” or “May Allah reward you for
the good"
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sardab
05-24-2005, 01:55 PM
:sl:

Thank you brother...
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Khaldun
05-24-2005, 07:16 PM
:sl:

loqq i think you mean JazzakAllah Khair brother ;)
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zAk
05-25-2005, 05:13 AM
^^
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Far7an
05-27-2005, 12:54 AM
Threads merged
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Ansar Al-'Adl
05-27-2005, 01:04 AM
Originally Posted by zAk
Btw MODs, [Ansar]

cud u plz move this thread to the General Sec ??
:sl: Why? Its more relevant here.

In any event, I left a redirect in the general section, just for you. :D

:w:
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Khayal
05-27-2005, 02:18 AM
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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Jazak'Allahu Khayran it is very useful. May i have your permission to share it with the other Furum.

:w:
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sardab
05-27-2005, 06:08 AM
The topic was on journey.. It seems it has found its resting place finally... :D

And I thank charisma for the great outline of the basic terms. :applaud:
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zAk
05-27-2005, 06:29 AM
:sl:
Why? Its more relevant here.

In any event, I left a redirect in the general section, just for you.
ah tht's kind Ansar :D
btw tht thread was started in HALAL FUN Section n was named exclamations,
so i thought its better to hv tht in General Sec,
i saw u online n so mentioned ur name then :)

but u left :( n had to ask IK to do tht :)
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zAk
05-27-2005, 06:37 AM

**trying to use those basic Islamic terms** :)

Alhamdulillah !!!!!!!!!!
to see the old name bak :)
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*charisma*
05-27-2005, 07:10 PM
Asalamu Alaikum

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Jazak'Allahu Khayran it is very useful. May i have your permission to share it with the other Furum.
wa inty eb khair okhti :) lol ofcoarse u can use it :p spread the knowledge inshallah :D

The topic was on journey.. It seems it has found its resting place finally...

And I thank charisma for the great outline of the basic terms
lol ur very welcome ekhi :)

erm...can we have this thread as a sticky so that ppl can refer to it whenever they want? :)


fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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sardab
05-28-2005, 11:03 PM
Originally Posted by *charisma*
erm...can we have this thread as a sticky so that ppl can refer to it whenever they want? :)
:sl:

Yes, that will be just fine sister... :)

:w:
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Halima
05-31-2005, 03:51 AM
Jazakhallah for that. As you requested thread made as a sticky.
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Palestine81
07-09-2005, 08:00 AM
Originally Posted by Rafay
nice post, “When one of you sneezes, let him say, ‘Al-hamdu-Lillaah (Praise be to Allaah),’ and let his brother or companion say to him. ‘Yarhamuk Allaah (May Allaah have mercy on you).’ If he says, ‘Yarhamuk-Allaah,’ then let (the sneezer) say, ‘Yahdeekum Allaah wa yuslihu baalakum (May Allaah guide you and rectify your condition).’”
these 3 terms will also fit in well :).

i learned that when a companion tells the sneezer who says Al-hamdulillah, Yarhamuk-Allah, that the sneezer should say...athabana wa athabakum Allah...is this not correct?
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zAk
07-09-2005, 09:29 AM
athabana wa athabakum Allah
wat does tht mean ???
:confused:
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Palestine81
07-09-2005, 10:16 AM
that is what i was taught to say...i do not know what it means...sorry
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kadafi
07-09-2005, 07:12 PM
Glossary of Islamic Terms
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Preacher
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
:sl:

An explanation of two words: Din دين and Islaam اسلام
http://www.islam-is-the-only-solution.com/2words.htm


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Preacher
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SolaceinIslam
09-02-2005, 11:39 AM
:sl:

Can anyone tell me what would be the Arabic equivalent of english words such as sweetie, cutie, dear, love, sweetheart, darling, etc suitable for one's husband and children?

:w:
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zAk
09-02-2005, 12:38 PM
http://www.islamicboard.com/showthread.php?t=2119
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Muhammad
09-02-2005, 12:56 PM
:sl:

Threads merged.

I think spouses tend to call each other 'Habeebee' (for the husband) and 'Habeebatee' (for the wife) which means 'my love'.

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sis_in_islam
09-20-2005, 08:51 PM
interesting!! Iv enver com across that before!
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sherbie cola
09-21-2005, 10:23 AM
Charisma A very good mail coz i leart new meanings which i didnt know

I didnt know all the meanings and will try to learn them
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rayhana
09-28-2005, 06:09 AM
assalaamu'alaykum

dear sister charisma

jazzakallahu khairan for the excellent information!

i know a few, but don't know a few, so masya Allah :)

wassalamu'alaykum
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Jameel Bismilla
10-18-2005, 05:16 AM
Brothers ...

I am a buddy of our Bro Malcom X and please listen to my experience with ISLAM ...

Now, we should know and be very careful cause we are being penetrated by radicals ... as what happened to us before our Bro Malcom X was assassinated.

The basic Islam now are :
(a.) We the true Islam who believe in morality and pacifism;
(b.) And radicals who tend to propagate terrorism and killings.

Now, we have to stand up with courage and dignity. Either to follow (a.) or (b.) category for Islam is solely for peace and nothing else to be an Islam.
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Pk_#2
12-21-2005, 06:22 PM
Asalamualykum sister charisma

jazakhala'khairun tis a very interesting and useful post
mashaAllah
may Allah reward you

BarakAllah fik

Fi Amaan Allah

w/salaamz :)
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Rabi'ya
01-03-2006, 09:14 PM
Can someone explain to me the difference between "Hazrat" and "Nabi"??

I dont understand the difference between the two and their meanings..please

JazakAllah khair

:w:

Rabi'ya:rose:
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Pk_#2
01-04-2006, 09:07 PM
salaamz ukhti,

The word nabi-means prophet
The word rasul-means messenger or sometimes apostle

sorry ukhti i'm not sure about hazrat

Fi Amaan Allah

w/salaamz
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faisal86
01-04-2006, 09:14 PM
:sl: mashallah may allah be pleased with you
:brother:
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Pk_#2
01-04-2006, 09:24 PM
Salaamz Akhee,

May Allah be pleased with you too :)

Fi Amaan Allah

w/salaamz
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shudnt_have
01-04-2006, 10:37 PM
Originally Posted by sardab
:sl:

If one fails..........................HAYY ALLAH

:w:
:sl:
Interesting..would you care to tell me the meaning of that word?

sister charisma, Jazaks for this informative post.

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zAk
01-05-2006, 10:15 AM
Can someone explain to me the difference between "Hazrat" and "Nabi"??
as they said Nabi is prophet.....but hazrat is an urdu word used for.... showing respect....esp to some pious person/scholar....

not necessarily any prophet.

hope i am clear :brother:
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Rabi'ya
01-05-2006, 12:37 PM
:sl: zAk

jazakAllah khair for that :)

:w:

Rabi'ya:rose:
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alitheislamian
01-12-2006, 12:47 PM
Nabi means Prophet without or without a significant Book, Hazrat means Moth Mr. or Mrs.
While Rasool means a Prophet with a Significant Book.

hazrat is an Arabic word actually. Urdu is a combination of many languages like hindi ,farsi,arabic,turkish ,english and many more languages .Hazrat has been taken from arabic and now it is also an urdu word. As Arabs inwaded Iran , persian was very much affected by arabic and hazrat is also used in farsi(persian now).
Hazrat in Arabic means Mr./Mrs.which is used for an honourable person.
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Pk_#2
01-13-2006, 05:34 PM
ahh seen
sfe jakhala for that :)
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alitheislamian
01-14-2006, 02:10 PM
:sl:
that was my duty as a muslim.
:brother:
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james
01-20-2006, 03:06 PM
i hope inshallah i can remember all the words listed above..it will take time but god willing i will be able to.....is there a specific way of memorizing them or should i go to a course........? (im new to Islam)
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*charisma*
01-20-2006, 09:51 PM
Assalamu Alaikum

I was just about to give u this link in ur welcome thread lol...but look u already found it mashallah.

One way that will help is if you type these words with ur replies. take it slow too, dont rush into memorizing these unless u are able to and have a great memory.

When you praise something you can say Mashallah or Subhanallah
when you say something that can only happen with Allah's will say Inshallah
And always you should say your salaams: Assalamu Alaikum and Walaikum Assalam.

Inshallah this will help
If you have any other questions plz do ask inshallah (god willing)

fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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Pk_#2
01-20-2006, 10:02 PM
AsalamuAlaykum

Alhamdhulillah great news

I hope brother James will find this site benefcial inshaAllah

Allah Hafiz for now

WalaykumSalaam (peace be with you)
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khaledmm123
03-25-2006, 11:33 AM
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mashallah and jazakallahukhairan fiddarain for sharing this:w:
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Ahmad
03-27-2006, 01:36 AM
Bismillah

BarakAllah for the post.
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"..MariAm.."
04-12-2006, 02:16 AM
:sl:
Mashallah..!! good post sister..barakallahu feeki..:)
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Dartmoor
04-19-2006, 08:50 AM
Many thanks, the phrases will help me greatly
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A7med
04-27-2006, 01:53 PM
Originally Posted by metsudaistwice
mashallah
zAk says its seems like MASH ALLAH :rollseyes that why he uses Masha'allah

Great post ;)
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FatimaAsSideqah
04-27-2006, 02:17 PM
As salamu aleiykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Dear Sister of Islam Charisma..Subhan'Allah! I just know some of them but some of them i didn't know about..

BarakAllahu feekum!
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syilla
04-28-2006, 03:23 AM
how about english islamic terms...

for example in malay we call haji but in english they hajj... sometimes i do get confused when i read articles
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A.P
05-01-2006, 05:33 AM
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Barakallah feeki for that
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*charisma*
05-28-2006, 07:01 AM
Assalamu alaikum

zAk says its seems like MASH ALLAH that why he uses Masha'allah
Actually, I believe it can be pronounced both ways, mashallah would be combining the middle 'a' with the second word (kind of like a conjunction), and masha'allah is seperating them, but either way they would be noted as the same meaning, just with slightly different pronounciations.

fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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genevoise
06-06-2006, 10:52 PM
Charisma, that is a very helpful list. Thank you.
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DAWUD_adnan
06-16-2006, 07:16 PM
This is GREAT
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x Maz x
07-08-2006, 04:39 PM
AssalaamuAlaykum,
Hope your all in the highest state of health and Iman,
Well well, we meet again lol..I want to enquire about the pronounciation of the world "BarakAllah Feekhi", Is that valid? Or should it be pronounced "BarakAllahu Feek? :S, Someone care to shed some light inshAllah I will be grateful, JazakAllahu Khair akhi zAK who as always corrected my spelling, but I've heard most people pronouce/write it as BarakAllah feekhi?? so anyone? Hmm hope this is an appropriate thread to post ma question*eyes rolly*
Wa'AlaykumAsalaam Fi amanAllah x
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umm-sulaim
07-08-2006, 04:50 PM
ok akhee you say baarakaAllahu feek if you're gonna stop at that, if you were adressing a male or female.
If you wanna continue and you're adressing a female you'd say baarakaAllahu feeki ukhti (mathalan, for example)
If you were adressing a brother you'd say baarakaAllahu feeka akhee...
As fo baraakaAllahu feekh? i've nevr heard of it, so you'd say the kh, for instance the same way you say khayr?
If thats the case, its incorrect, if its the classical arabic you seek.
unless its a way some arab countries speak? Allah knows best.
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InToTheRain
08-28-2006, 11:22 AM
:sl:

Jazakallah Khair for the clarification on words we use.

Heres one that a brother has taught me:

Taqabbul Salah (May Allah accept your prayer)
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ilm.seeker
02-05-2007, 07:56 AM
slamic Phrases for Daily Use

The following are some of the phrases that are in everyday usage
When used
Arabic Term
English Translation
When starting to do something Bis-Millah In the name of Allah When greeting someone Assalamu-.Alaikum Peace be unto you When replying to a greeting Wa alaikum mus Salaam And unto you be peace When intending to do something Insha-Allah If Allah wills When something is being praised Subhaan-Allah Glory be to Allah When in pain and distress Ya-Allah O Allah! When expressing appreciation Masha -Allah Whatever Allah wills When thanking someone Jazak-Allah May Allah reward you When awakening from sleep La-Ilaha-Illallah There is no God but Allah When taking an oath Wallah or Bellah By Allah When sneezing Alhamdo-Lillah All praise is due to Allah When someone else sneezes Yar-Hamok-Allah Allah have Mercy on you When repenting of a sin Astagh-Ferulah I seek Allah’s forgiveness When giving to charity Fi-Sabi-Lillah In the path of Allah When having love for someone Lihub-Allah For the love of Allah When getting married Aman-To_Billah I believe in Allah When parting from someone Fi-Amaan-Allah In the trust of Allah When a problem appears Tawak-Kalto-Al-Allah Trust in Allah When unpleasantness occurs Na- Uzo-Billah We seek refuge in Allah When pleasantness appears Fata-Barak-Allah May Allah bless you When participating in prayer Ameen Let it be so When news of a death is received Inna-Lillahi Wa-Inna Ilahi Raji-un From Allah we came and to Him is our eventual return geovisit();
source: http://abdurrahman.org/zikr/islamicphrases.html
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ilm.seeker
02-27-2007, 03:47 AM
Related Articles:

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yigiter187
04-20-2007, 08:07 AM
tahnks for postıng...they will be very useful ın my career.....
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FatimaAsSideqah
04-26-2007, 11:40 PM
:sl:

Some people in here are need to know some of words of Islamic words means..to English meanings..

Abrâr - Pious and righteous
Adab-Manners
'Adn-Paradise

Anyone can do put some words that you know of..

:w:
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syilla
05-06-2007, 12:31 PM
is qana'ah (feeling contented) is arabic word?
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amirah_87
05-06-2007, 03:31 PM
Originally Posted by syilla
is qana'ah (feeling contented) is arabic word?
:sl:

Na'am Syilla, that's an arabic word.

It's derived from Qana'ah which means: To feel content.

Qanaa'ah; means contentment.
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noodles
05-07-2007, 08:14 PM
I've posted this before but I guess I'll post it again since it seems some members are asking once again.

http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/reference/glossary.html

The link is pretty useful for most basic terns
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teen-omar
05-04-2008, 03:09 PM
mashallah
barakallahu feek for the basic islamic terms
will help us a lot in remembering allah during the day insha'allah
wassalam
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truthforpeace
05-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Jazak Allah Khieran:D
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medlink student
05-29-2008, 06:49 PM

Islamic Expressions

taken from: http://www.geocities.com/mutmainaa/expressions.html

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There are a number of different collections of Islamic terms and common expressions. Here is a collection that I have found to be most useful to explain common expressions and terminology used by Muslims.


ALAYHIS SALAM-
'Peace be upon him', a formula used after the name of a prophet:saw:


AMEEN-
The Arabic expression meaning 'Please accept.' Used at the end of prayers and supplictions.


ASSALAMU ALAYKUM
'Peace be upon you' the greeting of the muslim
[the reply is 'wa alaikumus salam' which means 'and peace be upon you. The fuller version reads, 'assalam u alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa baakatuhu' which means 'peace be upon you and the blessings and mercy of Alllah' the reply is 'wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatulahi wa baakatuhu']


ALLAHU AKBAR-
The Arabic expression meaning 'Allah is greater.' Also called the takbir


ALLAHU ALAM-
An Arabic expression meaning 'Allah knows best'


AL HAMDU LILAH WA SHUKRU LILLAH-
The Arabic expression meaning which means 'Praise belongs to Allah and all thanks to Allah'


AMMA BAAD-
An expression used for separating an introductory from the main topics in a speech; the introductory being usually concerned with Allahs praises and glorification. Literally it means 'whatever comes after'


ASTAGFURALLAH-
The Arabic expression meaning 'I ask forgiveness of Allah'


AUDHU BILLAHI MIN ASH SHAYTAN AR RAJIM-

The Arabic expression meaning 'I seek protection in Allah from the accursed satan.'


AZZA WA JAL-
A formula used after the mentioning the name of Allah meaning 'Mighty and Majestic is He'


BARAKALLAH FIK-
An expression which means 'May the blessings of Allah be upon you.' When a muslims wants to thank another person, he uses different statements to express his thanks, appreciation and gratitude. One of them is BarakAllah


BISMILLAH AR RAHMAN AR RAHIM-

The basmala. 'In the name of Allah, the all Merciful the all Compassionate.'
[this is also translated as in the name of Allah most gracious most merciful]


FI AMANALLAH-
Valedictory phrase meaning 'In Allahs protection'


FI SABILILLAH-
The Arabic expression meaning 'In the way of Allah', 'For the cause of Allah' [also used to mean 'for the love of Allah']


HADHRAT/HAZRAT-
Literally 'Presence'; a term of address roughly equivalent to 'Your Honour'


HASBALA-

The Arabic expression, 'Hasbunallah wa nimalwakil' meaning 'Allah is enough for us and an excellent guardian'. Usually known as 'Hasbi Allah'


HAWQALA-
The Arabic expression, 'la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah' which means 'There is no power nor strength save (expect) by Allah'


INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJIUN-
This is something which a muslim expresses when he is afflicted by a misfortune, the meaning of which is 'We are from Allah and to Him are we returning.' It is taken from an ayat (verse) from the Quran (ch 2 vs 156).
[this is usually said upon hearing of the death of an individual]


INSHALLAH-
The Arabic expression meaning 'If Allah wills'
[this is usually said when referring to a situation in the future e.g. inshAllah I will go to the grocery shop tomorrow etc]


ISTIGHFAR-

To ask the forgiveness of Allah, especially by saying, Astagfuralah, 'I seek the forgiveness of Allah'


ISTITHNA-

Exception, saying 'InshAllah', 'If Allah wills'


ITAQILLAH-
The Arabic expression meaning 'Fear Allah' - i.e. To fear to do something (i.e. a bad action), knowing that Allah is always watching.

JALLA JALALUH-

The formula said after the name of Allah meaning 'Great is His Majesty'


JAZAKALLAHU KHAIRAN-
This is a statement of thanks and appreciation to be said to a person who does a favour. Instead of saying 'shukran' (thanks), this phrase is used. It means 'May Allah reward you with good.


KARAM ALLAHU WAJHAHU-
'May Allah honour him', a formula used when Ali ibn Abi Talib (RadiAllahu Ta'ala anhu) is mentioned


LABBAYK-

'At your service', the talbiya or call of the pilgrim to his Lord in the hajj.

[the full talbiya is 'LabbaykAllah huma Labbayk, LabbaykAllah sharee kalala Labbayk, innal hamda, wa naimata lakawulmulk la shareekala' which means "Here I am O Lord, here I am, Oh Allah, here I am. Here I am. You have no partner. Here I am. Surely all praise, grace and dominion is yours, and you have no partner."]


LA HAWLA WALA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH-
The meaning of this expression is 'There is no power nor strength save in Allah'. This is said by a muslim when he is struck with calamity, or is taken over by a situation beyond his control.


LI WAJHILLAH-
Literally, 'For the face of Allah', meaning in order to obtain the pleasure of Allah, purely for Allah himself.


MA SALAMA-

'With peace', a formula for ending letters


MASHALLAH-
A phrase literally meaning 'What Allah wishes', and it indicates a good omen
[example of usage, I get an A in a test, my mother would say MashAllah]


MALWANA
'Our master', a term of respect
[usually used in the context of referring to the Prophet :saw:, also however used in the context of referring to a learned individual e.g. scholar or imam, a concept I am not too keen on supporting and Allah knows best]


RABBANA WA LAKAL_HAMD-

'Our Lord, Praise if yours', said after rising from ruku after saying 'sami Allahuliman hamidah'
[which means 'Allah listens to the one who praises him']


RADIYALLAHU ANHA-

The formula 'May Allah be pleased with her' used after a female companion
[usually abbreviated as RA or RAA]


RADIYALLAHU ANHU-
This is an expression to be used by muslims whenever a name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammed is mentioned or used in writing. IT means 'May Allah be pleased with him'
[usually abbreviated as RA or RAA]


RADIYALLAHU ANHUM-

The formula, 'May Allah be pleased with them', used after a group of companions
[usually abbreviated as RA or RAA]


RAHIMAHULLAH-

The formula, 'May Allah have mercy on him'


SALLAHU ALAYHI WA SALLAM-
'May Allah bless him and grant him peace', the formula spoken after the mentioning of the Prophet Muhammed:saw:
[usually the following two sets of abbreviations are used for this phrase (pbuh) which means 'peace be upon him' and is the technical reply for all Prophets or (saws) the correct suffix when referring to the Prophet Muhammed:saw: ]


SAMI ALLAHU LIMAN HAMIDAH-
'Allah heard him who send praise to Him', said by someone praying when he rises from ruku (unless he is following an imam in prayer)
[if he is following an imam in prayer he says 'Rabana wala kalhamd' only]


SAYYIDUNA-
'Our Master', a term of respect. Literally means 'Lord' or 'Master, or 'Leader'
[usually used to refer to the Prophet Muhammed :saw:, however many people use it to refer to learned man / scholar, a practise I am not keen on - and Allah knows best]. It is also frequently used to denote a descendant of the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)


SHUYUKH -

Magestic plural of Shaykh, literally meaning 'Old man' - an honorific title widely used to denote scholars, as well as tribal chieftians and notables.

SIDI-
Colloquial for 'Sayyidi' or 'Sayyiduna' - My 'Lord/Master/Leader' - an honorific term - especially popular in North Africa.


SUBHANALLAH-
'Glorified is Allah.' To honour Allah andmake Him free from all (unsuitable evil things) that are ascribed to Him, (or 'Glorified be Allah')


SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALA-
'Glorified is He and exalted,' an expression that muslims use when the name of Allah is pronounced or written
[this us usually abbreviated as (swt)]


TA'ALA-
'Exalted is He', an expression used after the name of Allah is mentioned
[i.e. Allah Ta'ala meaning, Allah, exalted be He]


TAAWWUDH-
Saying, 'I seek refuge in Allah...' (audhu billahi minash shaitan nirajeem)


TABARAKALLAH-
The formula 'Blessed is Allah' [usually used in the context of when one hears good news]


TAHMID-
Saying the expression 'alhamdulillah', which means 'Praise belongs to Allah'


TAKBIR-

Saying 'Allahu akbar', which means 'Allah is Great'


TALBIYA-
Saying 'Labbayk', which means 'At your service' during the hajj


TAMJID-
Glorifying Allah


TARDIYA-
Saying one of the expressions which begin with 'radiyallahu....'


TASBIH-
Glorification, saying 'SubhanAllah', which means 'Glory be to Allah'


TASHMIT -

Uttering a prayer for the sneezer which thes the form, 'yarhamuk Allah' which means 'may Allah have mercy on you'
[when a person sneezes he says, Ahamdulillah (Praise be to Allah), a person who hears the sneeze says 'yarhamuk Allah' and the sneezer replies 'Yahdikumul-lah wa Yuslih balakum' which means 'May Allah give you guidance and improve your condition.']


ULAMA -
Scholars, or learned men. Especially applied to religious scholars, but often used also for those learned in other branches of knowledge.


WAJHULLAH -

'The face of Allah', meaning for the sake of Allah, irrespective of any reward in this life, purely for Allah'


ZAWIYA -
Lodge of religious order or fraternity

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medlink student
05-29-2008, 06:50 PM
:sl:

Here are some links for glossaries of islamic terms:

http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/reference/glossary.html#A

http://all-for-allah.tripod.com/id13.html
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medlink student
05-29-2008, 06:50 PM
A

Adhan - Call to prayer.
Ahlul-Kitaab - "People of the Book". A qur'anic term for Jews and Christians.
Akhirah - The day of judgment.
Al-Fatiha - The first Surah in the Qura'an.
Al-Jannah - "The Garden"; paradise.
Allah - God.
Al-Quds - "The Holy"; Jerusalem.
Al-Saum - The fast.
Arafat - A famous place of pilgrimage, south-east of Makkah.
'Asr - Afternoon prayer.
Ayat - Verses, proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, revelations.

B

Baitullah - "House of Allah"; mosque.
bismillah -in the name of Allah
C

Caliph - Imam or muslim ruler.
Caliphate - Muslim state.

D


Dawah - Dissemination of the message of Islam; invitation to become a muslim.
Deen - Faith.
dua' -suplication
E

Eid Al-Adha
- The four day celebration starting on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijja (the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar.
Eid Al-Fitr - The three day celebration breaking the fast of Ramadan.

F

Fajr - Dawn (before sunrise) prayer.
Fatwa - Islamic ruling.

H

Hadith - Report of a statement or action of the Prophet
Hady - Animal sacrificed by the pilgrim during Hajj.
Hajj - (Major) pilgrimage. One of the five pillars of Islam. The pilgrimage to Makkah is required of every able Muslim at least once in a lifetime.
Halal - Lawful or permissible.
Haram - Unlawful or forbidden.
Hijab - "Covering".
Hijra - To leave one area and move to another, to emigrate.

I

Iftaar - The light meal eaten by Muslims breaking their fast after sunset.
Imam - Leader of prayer, muslim caliph.
Iman - Faith, belief.
Iqamat Al-Salat - The offering of prayers perfectly.
'Isha' - Late evening prayer.
Islam - Submission, surrender and obedience (to God)
Isa -jesus
J

Jama'at - A group of people, a party with a common manifesto.
Jannah - Heaven, paradise
Jihad - :quot;Struggle"; defense of Islam.

K

Ka'ba - The house built by Abraham with the help of his son Ishmael. The holy Qur'an says that this was the first house built for mankind, located in Makkah, where muslims go for the Hajj.
Kafir - Concealer (disbeliever).
Kufr - To conceal (disbelief).

M

Maghrib -
Sunset (evening) prayer.
Makrouh - Though not haram (forbidden), this is something that is disliked or offensive.
Malak - Literally means &message-bearer& and in Islamic texts to refer to Angels.
Marwah - A small hill, which protects the Ka'ba from the north.
Masajid - Plural of Masjid.
Masjid - Mosque; the place where salat or prayer is offered, also serves as the center of all activities of the muslim ummah.
Muhrim - One who assumes the state of Ihram for the purpose of performing the Hajj or 'Umra.
Muhrima - A female in the state of Ihram.
Muhsar - A Muhrim who intends to perform the Hajj or 'Umra but cannot because of some obstacle.
Mujahid - A Muslim warrior in Jihad.
Mu'min - Faithful.
Muslim - Obedient servant of God.
Muttaqun - Pious and righteous persons who fear and love Allah.

Q

Qiblah - The direction in which all Muslims turn their faces in prayers — towards the Ka'ba in Makkah.

R

Ramadan - The month of fasting; the ninth month of the Hijri calendar.
Riba' - Usury (forbidden).
Risalah - Prophethood.

S


Saheeh - "Sound" or "correct", referring to authentic hadith.
Salat - Prayer. One of the five pillars of Islam.
Shari'ah - Divine law.
Sawm - Fasting. One of the five pillars of Islam.
Shari'ah - Divine law.
Shaita'n/satan -devil
Suhoor - The meal eaten by fasting muslims just before dawn.
Sunnah - "Way", "manner" or "method" (of the Prophet).

T

Takfeer - To declare kufr (disbelief) about someone or denounce them as a disbeliever.
Tawhid - Monotheism.

U

Ummah - Nation or community.
'Umrah - (Minor) pilgrimage.

Y

Yehoodi
- Jew.

Z

Zamzam - The sacred well inside the Haram (grand mosque) at Makkah.
Zanadiqa - Athiests.
Zakat - Poor's due. One of the five pillars of Islam.
Zuhr - Noon, mid-day prayer.

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kwolney01
10-07-2008, 02:58 AM
Sense I am a new convert and I know how hard it is to try to learn as much as possible and such a short time. It seems like once you convert you have so much to learn. When I first started learning about Islam and reading Islamic material I would come across words/phrases that I didn't know. I would have to go online to find what the word meant, ask somebody if they knew, or just assume what it meant.

So I'am posting some basic Islamic Sayings for new converts and people of other faiths/backgrounds to learn. I hope this helps you all. If I have made any mistakes please be kind enough to correct me! Thank you all!

Bismillah- In the Name of Allah (Say this before you start something)

Assalaam Alaikum -Peace be up on you. (Muslims say this every time they greet someone who is also Muslim)

Wa Alaikum assalaam -And peace be upon you (What you say after someone greets you saying Assalaam Alaikum)

Inshallah -If Allah wishes or If Allah wills (You say this every time you say something that will be done in the future)

Mashallah-What Allah wishes (This is usually said when you are complimenting something or you see/hear something that pleases you)

Alhamdulillah-All Praise be to Allah (Say this after you sneeze)

Yarhamukallah-May Allah bestow His mercy on you. (say this when somebody sneezes after they say Alhamdulillah)

Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam-May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him. (Say this when the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is mentioned)

Allah Alum- Allah knows best


Other Common Sayings/Dua's

La ilaha illallahu Muhammadur-Rasulullah- None has the right to be worshipped except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

Bismillahi tawakkaltu alal-lahi wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah-In the Name of Allah, I trust in Allah and there is no strength nor power except with Allah. (Say this when you leave your house)

Bismillahi walajna wa bismillahi kharajna wa ala Rabbina tawakkalna-In the Name of Allah we enter, and in the Name of Allah we leave, and we trust in Our Lord. (Say this when you enter your house)

Jasakallahu Khayra-May Allah give you a better reward. (say this when someone does something good for you.)

Bismika Allahumma amutu wa ahya-By your Name, O Allah, I die and live. (Say this before you intend to sleep)

Alhamdu lilahil-ladhi ahyana ba da ma amatana wa ilayhin-nushur-All praise be to Allah who revived us to life after giving us death and to Him we shall return. (Say when you wake up from sleep)
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BNDGR
10-07-2008, 05:19 AM
Asalam alaikum sister,
Great post!!!! I am a new revert too and this is soooo helpful.
JazakAllah.

Is there a word for something like saying please?
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noorseeker
10-07-2008, 06:03 AM
Im born muslim, and it was very helpful
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zAk
10-07-2008, 07:29 AM
:sl:

Threads Merged :playing:
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love_quran
07-29-2009, 03:46 PM
Wow talk about information overload...I just became Muslim ..can someone give a list of those that every Muslim is _required to know_ I have a piece of paper i want to write the ones i _need_ on ( i use a Library computer) so when i go home i can memorize these.
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Muhseen
08-19-2009, 12:41 PM
:sl:

I am requesting permission to copy and paste the OP and some of the replies submitted above. Wanna use them on one of my discussion boards for the use of our Muslim brothers and sisters.

Thanks.
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Elizabeth
11-02-2009, 10:47 PM
This was so helpful to me! Thank you!
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MIL0
06-26-2010, 04:05 AM
:sl:

what does zina mean?
thanks in advance


:wa:
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souhaib
07-24-2010, 10:26 PM
i thing it means beautiful girl it came from zin which means the beauty and god know better
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Rabi'ya
07-24-2010, 10:32 PM
:sl:

zina = can be translated to mean, extramarital sex, adultery, fornication having sex without being married
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souhaib
07-24-2010, 10:36 PM
congratulation brother what you have to do after reading the holy quran is to know hot to do el salat properly ask for the book of Naser El Din El Albany "the prophet pray describe", and you should ask also for the most important book in Islam after the coran which is " SAHIH BUKHARI BOOK" and my Allah help you for everything
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ilm.seeker
06-11-2011, 03:00 PM
AsSalam Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu.

I have added a long list here
Glossary of Terms for the non-Muslim and the new Muslim


This is an effort to bring the English meanings of some of the commonly used terms in the books of Islaam. It is hoped that this can become a reference for non-Muslims all around the world and for the new Muslims, those who have just reverted to Islaam, when it comes to basic Islaamic terminology.
Sources Used: “The Evil of Craving For Wealth and Status” by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee. Pgs. 56-58
“Beneficial Answers to Questions on Innovated Methodologies” by Shaykh Saleh al-Fawzaan
“Explanation of the Creed” by Imaam al-Barbahaaree
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Marina-Aisha
11-05-2011, 07:51 PM
thank you now i know wot they mean thank you everyone
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Marina-Aisha
11-06-2011, 02:39 PM
wot does Mubarak mean?
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Fakrun
11-06-2011, 10:16 PM
Originally Posted by *charisma*
Waleiykum assalam
a Muslim greets you
Translation: And peace be upon you
Asalaamu alaikum,

To be more accurate, it is permissible to return the greeting of a non-Muslim who greets you with "Asalaamu alaikum" with Wa alaikum. If you look for fatwah number 4975 on Islamqa's site, you'll find the ruling. Since I'm a non-Muslim who was greeting Muslims, I had to look into it extensively.

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Insaanah
11-06-2011, 11:04 PM
Originally Posted by marina28
wot does Mubarak mean?
It means blessed.
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Marina-Aisha
11-07-2011, 02:43 PM
thank you, but people were takin long to answer md so i googled it lol thanx anyways
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Huzzy_786
11-07-2011, 03:36 PM
:sl:

Very surprised, as I wanted to suggest someone to make this kind of topic but suddenly when I clicked here I saw these.. Outstanding effort put in, we really appreciate it sister, jazakallah . :)
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Sumaiya54
03-19-2012, 07:18 PM
:) Great post! This was very helpful to me as I had heard these words before but didnt know what they meant!

Salaam
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Silent Peace
05-11-2012, 10:57 AM
Jazak'Allahu Khair for this informative thread sis. May Allah bless you.
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Yuki Nomose
09-14-2012, 10:24 AM
i can say okagesama ( that mean thanx to God ) in same meaning of alhamdulillah ? :nervous:
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tranquility
09-14-2012, 12:20 PM
Informative thread.
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fiqhenglish
01-27-2013, 06:58 AM
thank you for your efforts
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Student1996
03-18-2013, 08:26 PM
I need to remember these I only know th basic ones like mashala
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rahmanansari12
06-27-2013, 01:12 PM
Great Post MashAllah
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*charisma*
06-15-2016, 08:31 PM
*bump*
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darullemon
06-15-2016, 08:38 PM
Originally Posted by sardab
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If one fails..........................HAYY ALLAH

Are these in use in this way in your countries too? And any more to add? :)

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Is Hayy Allah for real? I thought this is something girls say when they are being swooned or when they are shy?
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'abd al-hakeem
06-16-2016, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by *charisma*
Asalamu Alaikum

Every Muslim should remember these essential expressions.
Note: Spellings may vary when translated to English
These expressions are mostly singular. For example to say Allah baraka fiki to more than one person you would say Allah baraka fikum and as sister tathbeet noted to say Jazak Allah khieran for more than one person would be Jazakahu Allah khieran and so on. It is fine to speak in the masculine tense when speaking to women formally.

Say When

As salamu aleiykum
when you meet a muslim
Translation: Peace be upon you

Waleiykum assalam
a Muslim greets you
Translation: And peace be upon you

As salamu aleiykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
formal and great greeting to a Muslim
Translation: Peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you

Waleiykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
a Muslim greets you
Translation: And peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you

Hiyyak Allah
When greeting someone after Salaams
Translation: May Allah greet you

Bismillah arRahman arRahim
before making a beginning
Translation: In the name of Allah most Gracious most Merciful

Jazak Allah Khieran
for expression of thanks
Translation: May Allah reward you with blessings

BarakAllahu feekum or Allah baraka fiki
responding to someone’s thanks
Translation: May Allah bless you

Fi Amanullah
by way of saying good-bye
Translation: May Allah protect you

Subhaanallah
for praising something
Translation: Glory be to Allah

Insha Allah
for expressing a desire to do something
Translation: If Allah wills

Astaghfirullah
repenting for sins before Allah
I beg Allah for forgiveness

Masha Allah
for expressing appreciation of something good
As Allah has willed

Alhamdulillah
for showing gratitude to Allah after success or even after completing anything
Praise be to Allah

Ameen
the end of a Dua or prayer
Translation: May it be so

Sal allahu aleihi wasallam
whenever say the name of Prophet Muhammad
Translation: Peace be upon him (S.A.W.)

Alaihi salaam
whenever say the name of a prophet
Translation: 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 Prophet
Translation: May Allah be pleased with her (R.A.)

Radi Allah Anhum
Plural form of saying companions of the Prophet
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 death
Translation: To Allah we belong and to Him is our return

aathama allaho ajrakom
uttered to family of deceased
Translation: may Allah make your ajer "reward" great

Shukr Allaho sayikum
uttered to people who attend aaza - when friends go to send condolences upon death of a person
Translation: May Allah accept that your effort

La hawla wala quwata illah billah
during the time of troubles
Translation: There is no strength nor power except Allah
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A few more:

Tawakkal-tu-Allah- rely on Allah solving a problem

Tawkkalna-Alai-Allah - we have put our trust in Allah - waiting for a problem to be solved

Rahmah Allah - Allah have Mercy on him - you see someone in distress

Na'uzhu-bi-Allah - we seek refuge in Allah - showing your dislike

Fe Sabeel Allah - in/for Allah's cause/way - you give charity/help people

Atqaa Allah 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 with cheerful countenance



A

AL-HAMDU LILLAHI RABBIL 'ALAMIN
This is a verse from the Qur'an that Muslims recite and say many times per day. Other than being recited daily during prayers, a Muslim reads this expression in every activity of his daily life. The meaning of it is: "Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds."

A Muslim invokes the praises of Allah before he does his daily work; and when he finishes, he thanks Allah for His favors. A Muslim is grateful to Allah for all His blessings. It is a statement of thanks, appreciation, and gratitude from the creature to his Creator.

ALLAHU AKBAR
This statement is said by Muslims numerous times. During the call for prayer, during prayer, when they are happy, and wish to express their approval of what they hear, when they slaughter an animal, and when they want to praise a speaker, Muslims do say this expression of Allahu Akbar. Actually it is most said expression in the world. It’s meaning: "Allah is the Greatest." Muslims praise Allah in every aspect of life; and as such they say Allahu Akbar.

ASSALAMU ALAIKUM
This is an expression Muslims say whenever they meet one another. It is a statement of greeting with peace. The meaning of it is: "Peace be upon you."

Muslims try to establish peace on earth even through the friendly relation of greeting and meeting one another.

The other forms are: "Assalamu 'Alalikum Wa Rahmatullah," which means:"May the peace and the Mercy of Allah be upon you," and "Assalamu Alalikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh," which means:"May the peace, the mercy, and the blessings of Allah be upon you."

ASTAGHFIRULLAH
This is an expression used by a Muslim when he wants to ask Allah forgiveness. The meaning of it is: "I ask Allah forgiveness." A Muslim says this phrase many times, even when he is talking to another person. When a Muslim abstains from doing wrong, or even when he wants to prove that he is innocent of an incident he uses this expression. After every Salah (payer), a Muslim says this statement three times.

A'UZU BILLAHI MINASHAITANIR RAJIM
This is an expression and a statement that Muslims have to recite before reading to Qur'an, before speaking, before doing any work, before making a supplication, before taking ablution, before entering the wash room, and before doing many other daily activities. The meaning of this phrase is: "I seek refuge from Allah from the outcast Satan." Allah is the Arabic name of God.

Satan is the source of evil and he always tries to misguide and mislead people. The Qur'an states that Satan is not an angel but a member of the Jinn, which are spiritual beings created by Allah. So the belief that Satan is a fallen angel is rejected in Islam.

B

BARAKALLAH
This is an expression, which means: "May the blessings of Allah (be upon you)." When a Muslim wants to thank to another person, he uses different statements to express his thanks, appreciation, and gratitude. One of them is to say "Baraka Allah."
BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHIM
This is a phrase from the Qur'an that is recited before reading the Qur'an. It is to be read immediately after one reads the phrase: "A'uzu Billahi Minashaitanir Rajim."

This phrase is also recited before doing any daily activity. The meaning of it is: "In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful."

I

IN SHA' ALLAH
When a person wishes to plan for the future, when he promises, when he makes resolutions, and when he makes a pledge, he makes them with permission and the will of Allah. For this reason, a Muslim uses the Qur'anic instructions by saying "In Sha ' Allah." The meaning of this statement is: "If Allah wills." Muslims are to strive hard and to put their trusts with Allah. They leave the results in the hands of Allah.

INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAHI RAJI'UN
When a Muslim is struck with a calamity, when he loses one of his loved ones, or when he has gone bankrupt, he should be patient and say this statement, the meaning of which is: "We are from Allah and to whom we are returning."

Muslims believe that Allah is the One who gives and it is He takes away. He is testing us. Hence, a Muslim submits himself to Allah. He is grateful and thankful to Allah for whatever he gets. On the other hand, he is patient and says this expression in times of turmoil and calamity.

J

JAZAKALLAHU KHAYRAN
This is a statement of thanks and appreciation to be said to the person who does a favor. Instead of saying "thanks" (Shukran), the Islamic statement of thanks is to say this phrase. It’s meaning is: " May Allah reward you for the good."

It is understood that human beings can't repay one another enough. Hence, it is better to request Almighty Allah to reward the person who did a favor and to give him the best.

K

KALAM
Talk or speech as in "kalamu Allah"; has also been used through the ages to mean logic or philosophy.

L

LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH
The meaning of this expression is: " There is no power and no strength save in Allah." This expression is read by a Muslim when he is struck by a calamity, or is taken over by a situation beyond his control. A Muslim puts his trust in the hands of Allah, and submits himself to Allah.

LA ILAHA ILLALLAH
This expression is the most important one in Islam. It is the creed that every person has to say to be considered a Muslim. It is part of the first pillar of Islam. The meaning of which is: " There is no lord worthy of worship except Allah."

The second part of this first pillar is to say: "Mohammedan Rasul Allah," which means:"Muhammad is the messenger of Allah."

M

MA SHA' ALLAH
This is an expression that Muslims say whenever they are excited and surprised. When they wish to express their happiness, they use such an expression. The meaning of "Ma sha' Allah" is: "Whatever Allah wants." or "Whatever Allah wants to give, He gives." This means that whenever Allah gives something good to someone, blesses him, honors him, and opens the door of success in business, a Muslim says this statement of "Ma Sha' Allah."

It has become a tradition that whenever a person constructs a building, a house, or an office, he puts a plaque on the wall or the entrance with this statement. It is a sign of thanks and appreciation from the person to Almighty Allah for whatever he was blessed with.

MUHAMMADUN RASULULLAH
This statement is the second part of the first pillar of Islam. The meaning of this part is that Prophet Muhammad is the last and final prophet and messenger of Allah to mankind. He is the culmination, summation, purification of the previous prophets of Allah to humanity.

P

P.B.U.H.
These letters are abbreviations for the words Peace Be Upon Him which are the meaning of the Arabic expression " 'Alaihis Salam", which is an expression that is said when the name of a prophet is mentioned.

This expression is widely used by English speaking Muslims. It is to be noticed here that this expression does not give the full meaning of "Salla Allahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam". Therefore it is recommended that people do not use (p.b.u.h.) after the name of prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.); they should use "Salla Allahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam" instead, or they may use the abbreviated form of (s.a.w) in writing.

R

RADHIALLAHU 'ANHU
This is an expression to be used by Muslims whenever a name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) is mentioned or used in writing. The meaning of this statement is: "May Allah be pleased with him."

Muslims are taught to be respectful to the elderly and to those who contributed to the spread and success in Islam. They are to be grateful to the companions of the prophet (s.a.w.) for their sacrifices, their leadership, and their contributions. Muslims are advised to use this phrase when such names are mentioned or written.

S

SADAQALLAHUL 'AZIM
This is a statement of truth that a Muslim says after reading any amount of verses from the Qur'an. The meaning of it is: "Allah says the truth."

The Qur'an is the exact words of Allah in verbatim. When Allah speaks, He says the truth; and when the Qur'an is being recited, a Muslim is reciting the words of truth of Allah. Hence, he says: "Sadaqallahul 'Azim."

SALLALLAHU 'ALAIHI WA SALLAM
When the name of Prophet Muhammad (saw) is mentioned or written, a Muslim is to respect him and invoke this statement of peace upon him. The meaning of it is: "May the blessings and the peace of Allah be upon him (Muhammad).

Another expression that is alternatively used is: "Alaihissalatu Wassalam." This expression means: "On Him (Muhammad) are the blessings and the peace of Allah."

Allah has ordered Muslims, in the Qur'an, to say such an expression. Muslims are informed that if they proclaim such a statement once, Allah will reward them ten times.

S.A.W. These letters are abbreviations for the words "Salla Allahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam".

SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALA
This is an expression that Muslims use whenever the name of Allah is pronounced or written. The meaning of this expression is: "Allah is pure of having partners and He is exalted from having a son."

Muslims believe that Allah is the only God, the Creator of the Universe. He does not have partners or children. Sometimes Muslims use other expressions when the name of Allah is written or pronounced. Some of which are: "'Azza Wa Jall": He is the Mighty and the Majestic; "Jalla Jalaluh": He is the exalted Majestic.

S.W.T. These letters are abbreviations for the words of "Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala".

W

WA 'ALAIKUM ASSALAM
This is an expression that a Muslim is to say as an answer for the greeting. When a person greets another with a salutation of peace, the answer for the greeting is an answer of peace. The meaning of this statement is: "And upon you is the peace." The other expressions are: " Wa Alaikums Salam Wa Rahmatullah." and "Wa 'Alaikums Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh."

See also this thread, which expands a bit more on some of the terms:

http://www.islamicboard.com/general/...ictionary.html
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Marina-Aisha
06-16-2016, 10:10 PM
i say oh my god alot can i say Subhaanallah instead?
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*charisma*
06-16-2016, 11:47 PM
Originally Posted by Marina-Aisha
i say oh my god alot can i say Subhaanallah instead?
You can. YOu can also say Ya rabb, or ya ilahi both which mean Oh my God.
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LAMH
07-11-2016, 02:23 PM
I am learning Arabic but I don't know the meaning of certain words. My teacher is going to test me on the Al-FAATIHAH. I was trying to find the meaning of MA assalamat and what is the response
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Huzaifah ibn Adam
07-11-2016, 04:07 PM
The term مَعَ السَّلامَة is used in MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) to mean "Goodbye", but it literally means "With Peace" (i.e. go with peace).
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*charisma*
07-11-2016, 04:28 PM
Originally Posted by LAMH
I am learning Arabic but I don't know the meaning of certain words. My teacher is going to test me on the Al-FAATIHAH. I was trying to find the meaning of MA assalamat and what is the response
The typical response is:

Allah yisalmik (for female)
Allah yisalmak (for male)
Allah yisalimkom (for group)

It means "May Allah grant you peace"

you can also just say ma'asalaama back to them.
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LAMH
07-11-2016, 04:45 PM
Thank you Mashallah
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