** Islamic Keywords Explained In English **(eg. MASHALLAH, HAMDULELAH...etc...) (2022)


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** Islamic Keywords Explained In English **(eg. MASHALLAH, HAMDULELAH...etc...) (1)

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 ** Islamic Keywords Explained In English **(eg. MASHALLAH, HAMDULELAH...etc...) (2), 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** Islamic Keywords Explained In English **(eg. MASHALLAH, HAMDULELAH...etc...) (3)
[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** Islamic Keywords Explained In English **(eg. MASHALLAH, HAMDULELAH...etc...) (4) ]

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 ** Islamic Keywords Explained In English **(eg. MASHALLAH, HAMDULELAH...etc...) (5), 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.

:salam2:

FAQs

What does Mashallah mean in Islam? ›

(Islam) Expressing the speaker's gratitude for a blessing or their recognition of divine intervention in its occurrence. God willed it. quotations ▼ (Islam) Expressing the speaker's wish for a fortune to be maintained, especially against the evil eye; used in congratulation.

What does Mashallah mean in English? ›

The literal meaning of Mashallah is "what God has willed", in the sense of "what God has willed has happened"; it is used to say something good has happened, used in the past tense. Inshallah, literally "if God has willed", is used similarly but to refer to a future event.

What are the 5 pillars of faith in Islam? ›

The five pillars – the declaration of faith (shahada), prayer (salah), alms-giving (zakat), fasting (sawm) and pilgrimage (hajj) – constitute the basic norms of Islamic practice.

What means Alhamdulillah? ›

Praise be to God; thank God.

What is the most powerful word in the Quran? ›

Ayat al-Kursi is regarded as the greatest verse of Quran according to hadith. The verse is regarded as one of the most powerful in the Quran because when it is recited, the greatness of God is believed to be confirmed.

How do Muslims say God willing? ›

For Muslims, the term — which translates to “If God wills” — is auspicious: If you want something to happen, you should say inshallah before you say anything else about it.

What is the reply to Alhamdulillah? ›

When any one of you sneezes and says 'alhamdulillah [praise be to Allah]', it becomes obligatory upon every Muslim who hears him to respond with: “Yarhamuk Allah [may Allah have mercy on you]'.

How do you reply to Masha Allah? ›

Mashallah used in a sentence and reply:

There is no one right response to someone who says Mashallah to you. But if they are saying it an a way to share in your joy, accomplishment, or achievement then you can respond by saying Jazak Allahu Khayran which means “may Allah reward you”.

What does Khair inshallah mean? ›

Arabic term or phrase: khier inshallah. English translation: Rest your (weary) head, God will protect (save) you!/everything will be alright, God willing!

What does subhanallah mean in English? ›

While there is no exact definition or translation in English, the term Subhanallah—also known as Subhan Allah—can be translated to mean, among other things, both "God is perfect" and "Glory to God." It is often used when praising God or exclaiming in awe at His attributes, bounties, or creation.

What does bukra inshallah mean? ›

The term 'BUKRA INSHALLAH' means forget it in English. #

What are the 6 main beliefs of Islam? ›

Muslims have six main beliefs.
  • Belief in Allah as the one and only God.
  • Belief in angels.
  • Belief in the holy books.
  • Belief in the Prophets... e.g. Adam, Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Dawud (David), Isa (Jesus). ...
  • Belief in the Day of Judgement... ...
  • Belief in Predestination...
Jul 19, 2011

What are the 10 obligatory acts? ›

  • Sawm. Fasting during Ramadan. Hajj. Pilgrimage to Makkah.
  • Zakah. Giving 2.5% to charity. Khums. 20% tax given to Shi'a leaders.
  • Jihad. Striving for Allah. Amr bil. ma'roof.
  • Encouraging good actions. Nahi anil. Munkar. Discouraging bad actions.
  • Tawalla. Association with good people. Tabarra. Dissociation with bad people.
Oct 20, 2020

What are the basic principles of Islam? ›

Thus the basic articles of Islamic faith are: (a) belief in the oneness of Allah, (b) belief in the prophets and in the guidance that they bequeathed, (c) belief in the angels, (d) belief in the books, (e) belief in the Day of Judgment, and (f) belief in fate.

What is the meaning of Ameen? ›

Meaning:Honest, faithful, and trustworthy. Ameen is a charming boy's name of Arabic origins. Not only does this name have a particularly endearing sound to it, but it also means “honest,” “faithful,” and “trustworthy.” All of these are things that baby can aspire to embody in their life.

How do you say hello in Islam? ›

How to say “hello”
  1. As-salaam 'alykum – This is arguably the most common greeting. It means, “peace be upon you”. ...
  2. Ahlan (hello). This can be used for anyone at any time of the day. ...
  3. Marhaba (Welcome) It comes from the word “rahhaba” which means “to welcome”.

Do Muslims say thank God? ›

Alhamdulillah (Arabic: ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ, al-Ḥamdu lillāh) is an Arabic phrase meaning "praise be to God", sometimes translated as "thank God". This phrase is called Tahmid (Arabic: تَحْمِيد, lit.

What are the 11 Arabic words for love? ›

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  • Al-Sabwa (Amusement) ...
  • Al-Shaghaf (Passion) ...
  • Al-Wajd (Preoccupation) ...
  • Al-Kalaf (Infatuation) ...
  • Al-'Oshok (Adulation) ...
  • Al-Najwa (Heartburn) ...
  • Al-Shawq (Longing)
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What is the most beautiful Arabic word? ›

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  1. Firdaus (فردوس) Meaning: paradise.
  2. Al-fana' (الفناء) Meaning: demise.
  3. Shawq (شوق) Meaning: longing.
  4. Shafii (شفيعي) Meaning: my patron.
  5. Moutala'li'a (متلألئة) Meaning: sparkling.
  6. Tamayol (تمايل) Meaning: swaying.
  7. Eftinan (افتنان) Meaning: adoration.
  8. Azhar (أزهر)
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What are some cool Arabic words? ›

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  • Firdaus (فردوس) Meaning: Paradise. ...
  • Al naaem(النعيم) Meaning: Bliss. ...
  • Ishq (عشق) Meaning: A never ending love. ...
  • Amal (أمل‎) ...
  • Noor (نور‎) ...
  • Ya Rouhi (يا روحي‎) ...
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What can I say instead of inshallah? ›

What is another word for inshallah?
God willingby God's will
by the grace of GodDeo volente
gods willingLord willing
Lord willing and the creek don't risethrough the grace of God

How do you say God bless in Islam? ›

barak allah fik god bless you, God bless you!

Why do Muslims say inshallah so much? ›

The expression inshallah means "if God wills" and is used by Muslims whenever they express their hopes for the future. It serves as a reminder of God's control over the future, as well as mankind's inability to change what is destined.

What do Muslims say before they eat? ›

When meal is ready: "Allahumma barik lana fima razaqtana waqina athaban-nar. " (Translation: O God! Bless the food You have provided us and save us from the punishment of the hellfire.) While starting to eat: bismillah ("In the name of God")

What do Muslims say when you sneeze? ›

This supplication for sneezing was pulled from Hadith Al Bukhari #6224: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (pbuh) said, ” If anyone of you sneezes, he should say 'Al-Hamduli l-lah' (Praise be to Allah). His (Muslim) brother or companion should say to him, 'Yar-hamuka-l-lah' (May Allah bestow his Mercy on you).

What does Yarhamukallah mean? ›

Person #2: Yarhamukallah (Arabic: يَرْحَمُكَ اللَّهُ) Translation: May Allah have mercy upon you .

Where is wallahi from? ›

The expression “Wallahi” originates from the religion of Islam. It translates to “I swear to God,” and there are several uses for the term in modern language. Language experts are unsure when it entered the Arabic language, but some think it originates from the Northern African region of Egypt and Somalia.

What to say when someone compliments you in Islam? ›

How should I respond when someone praises me? - YouTube

What language is the word Bismillah? ›

shortened from Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, from Arabic, literally: in the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.

What is Bismillah in Islam? ›

Bismillah (Arabic: بسم الله) is a phrase in Arabic meaning "in the name of Allah". It is also the first word in the Qur'an, and refers to the Qur'an's opening phrase, the Basmala.

What does Khair Mubarak mean? ›

If someone says Eid Mubarak to you, it is polite to respond by saying 'Khair Mubarak', which wishes goodwill on the person who greeted you. You could also say 'JazakAllah Khair' which means thank you, but literally translates as 'May Allah reward you with goodness'.

Why do we say Alhamdulillah when sneezing? ›

A good sneeze gets rid of germs and brings immense relief. In the act of sneezing, we say Alhamdulillah to give thanks to Allah (SWT) for the blessing that he has enabled the immune system in the human body to react and expel irritants and germs. Sneezing is a sign of good health and functionality.

How do you say wow in Islam? ›

we use wow in Arabic but in standarad Arabic you can say يا للروعة
  1. Arabic.
  2. English (US)
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Can I do Zikr anytime? ›

It is easy to practice and can be done anywhere, at anytime. Regardless of its ease in performance, Dhikr plays a fundamental role in the life of a believer. While it serves as a reminder and a source of worship, it brings peace and tranquility in our lives.

What does Subhana Rabbiyal Azeem mean? ›

In Arabic text subhana rabbiyal azeem is written as: سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الْعَظِيمِ Translation of subhana rabbi al azim is “Glory be to my Lord Almighty”.

What does Malish mean in Arabic? ›

The origins of the term are too complex to explain here, but the basic meaning is: "There's nothing to it"; in English, it is widely translated as "never mind." In my native Egypt, we often use it sympathetically, in the sense of "that's tough," or "never you mind," or "there, there." But it also frequently serves as a ...

What does Khali Wali mean? ›

khali wali

Translation: let it be/ forget about it/ whatever.

What is Mafi in Arabic? ›

Mafi” – None/No/Not.

What are the 4 types of Islam? ›

These schools, referred to respectively as the Hanbali, Hanafi, Maliki, and Shafei, are followed by different Muslim states either entirely or in part.

What are the 3 basic beliefs of Islam? ›

The religious obligations of all Muslims are summed up in the Five Pillars of Islam, which include belief in God and his Prophet and obligations of prayer, charity, pilgrimage, and fasting. The fundamental concept of Islam is the Sharīʿāh—its law, which embraces the total way of life commanded by God.

What are the 5 roots of Islam? ›

Usul ad-Din, the five roots of religion, can also be referred to as the 'foundation of faith'. They are: Oneness of God (Tawid) Justice of God (Adl or Adalah) Prophethood (Nubuwwah) Leadership (Imamat) Resurrection (Qayamat).

What are the 10 pillars of Islam? ›

Contents
  • 1 Salat (Prayer)
  • 2 Sawm (Fast)
  • 3 Hajj (Pilgrimage)
  • 4 Zakah (Charity)
  • 5 Khums (One-fifth)
  • 6 Jihad (Struggle)
  • 7 Enjoining good and forbidding wrong.
  • 8 Tawalli.

What are the 7 pillars of Iman? ›

Our Relationship with Allah: Understanding the 7 Pillars of Iman (Faith)
  • Belief in Allah.
  • Belief in His Prophets.
  • Belief in His Books.
  • Belief in His Angels.
  • Belief in the Unseen.
  • Belief in the Resurrection.
  • Belief in the Qadar (Divine Decree)

What are the 5 daily prayers in Islam? ›

Muslims pray five times a day, with their prayers being known as Fajr (dawn), Dhuhr (after midday), Asr (afternoon), Maghrib (after sunset), and Isha (nighttime), always facing towards Mecca.

What is Islam in simple words? ›

The word “Islam” means “submission to the will of God.” Followers of Islam are called Muslims. Muslims are monotheistic and worship one, all-knowing God, who in Arabic is known as Allah. Followers of Islam aim to live a life of complete submission to Allah.

What are Islamic values? ›

Collective morality is expressed in the Qur'an in such terms as equality, justice, fairness, brotherhood, mercy, compassion, solidarity, and freedom of choice. Leaders are responsible for the application of these principles and are accountable to God and man for their administration.

Why are the 5 pillars of Islam important? ›

The five pillars of Islam define the basic identity of Muslims - their faith, beliefs and practices - and bind together a worldwide community of believers into a fellowship of shared values and concerns.

How do you say my love in Islam? ›

Habibi or Habibti

Habibi (to a male) and Habibti (to a female) means “my love” or in Arabic. It is the most common expression of love in the Arabic language said to friends, children, and even strangers. Mama and baba always use this at the end of each sentence.

What do Muslims say when someone dies? ›

Those present when the person passes should continue tradition by saying “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un”. This means “Verily we belong to Allah, and truly to Him shall we return” and is a must for all Muslims who have since passed from this world.

How do Muslims say hello? ›

How to say “hello”
  1. As-salaam 'alykum – This is arguably the most common greeting. It means, “peace be upon you”. ...
  2. Ahlan (hello). This can be used for anyone at any time of the day. ...
  3. Marhaba (Welcome) It comes from the word “rahhaba” which means “to welcome”.

How do you spell wallahi? ›

wallahi
  1. (Islam) Alternative form of wallah.
  2. (MTE, slang) I swear to God; used to add emphasis.

What are the 11 Arabic words for love? ›

Here they are in increasing order of intensity:
  • Al-Hawa (Attraction) Love begins with attraction and lust, which is described in Arabic as "al-hawa". ...
  • Al-Sabwa (Amusement) ...
  • Al-Shaghaf (Passion) ...
  • Al-Wajd (Preoccupation) ...
  • Al-Kalaf (Infatuation) ...
  • Al-'Oshok (Adulation) ...
  • Al-Najwa (Heartburn) ...
  • Al-Shawq (Longing)
Feb 10, 2017

What is the meaning of Hayat? ›

Hayat or Hayet is an Arabic word which means "life".

How can I call my husband sweet name in Islam? ›

Arabic Terms of Endearment
  1. حبيب/حبيبة قلبي (habib albi) - “love of my heart” This term of affection means “love of my heart” and it can be used by either a male or female to refer to a male or female partner.
  2. يا حياتي (ya hayati) - “my life” ...
  3. يا قمر (ya amar) - “my moon” ...
  4. يا حلو/حلوة (ya helo) - “my beautiful”
Aug 5, 2019

What do Muslims say when they sneeze? ›

Dear LB: In Islam it is believed that Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, said: “Allah likes sneezing and dislikes yawning. When any one of you sneezes and says 'alhamdulillah [praise be to Allah]', it becomes obligatory upon every Muslim who hears him to respond with: “Yarhamuk Allah [may Allah have mercy on you]'.

What do Muslims say before they eat? ›

When meal is ready: "Allahumma barik lana fima razaqtana waqina athaban-nar. " (Translation: O God! Bless the food You have provided us and save us from the punishment of the hellfire.) While starting to eat: bismillah ("In the name of God")

Can a woman go to a funeral in Islam? ›

Can a woman attend a Muslim funeral? Traditionally, only men are allowed to attend the burial, however, some Muslim communities permit women to attend.

How do Muslims say bye? ›

مع السلامة Ma'a salama

It's the most common way of saying goodbye in Arabic. The phrase ma'a salama is recognized in most Arab-speaking countries. It is also very versatile and you can use it in most situations, formal and informal.

How do Muslims say thank you? ›

Shukran (شكراً)

Shukran is used in all Arabic-speaking countries, in both formal and informal settings, and is understood widely among speakers of all dialects of Arabic. It comes from the root verb shakara (شكر) meaning “to thank”.

Can we say namaste in Islam? ›

नमस्ते (namaste) is a secular greeting but it can also be seen by some as a Hindu greeting. Sikh speakers in formal situations may prefer to use सत श्री अकाल (sat śrī akāl) when greeting other Sikhs, and Muslim speakers employ सलाम अलैकुम (salām alaikum) when greeting other Muslims.

What is Astaghfirullah? ›

(Islam, literally) In the literal sense, "I seek forgiveness from Allah"; a short prayer of redemption. (Islam) An expression of guilt or shame. I should not have done that, astaghfirullah.

What is subhanallah? ›

While there is no exact definition or translation in English, the term Subhanallah—also known as Subhan Allah—can be translated to mean, among other things, both "God is perfect" and "Glory to God." It is often used when praising God or exclaiming in awe at His attributes, bounties, or creation.

What language do Muslims speak? ›

A: Arabic is the language of the holy Qur'an. Muslims and non-Muslims alike in Arab lands speak Arabic. However, not all Muslims speak this language on a daily basis. Muslims in non-Arab regions, where the vast majority of Muslims live today, use Arabic for prayer and religious purposes only.

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