Common Islamic Expressions

bismillah al rahman ir rahim

Islam has its own key phrases to use in daily  life. Some of these are listed below along with the times to use them. A wonderful hadith says, “The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.” (Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 74)

1. When starting to do something: “Bismillahir  Rahmanir Raheem.” (In the Name  of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.)”

2. When mentioning something that will be done  in the future. “Insha’llah.” (If Allah wills.)

3. When praising something say, “Subhanullah.” (Glory to Allah.)

4. When in pain or distress. “Ya Allah.” (O Allah.)

5. When appreciating something say, “Masha-Allah.” (As Allah willed.)

6. When thanking someone. “Jazakullah.” (Allah reward you.)

7. When you see something bad. “Nowthzubillah.” (Allah protect us.)

8. When saying  you’re sorry to Allah for a sin. “Astaghfirullah.” (Allah forgive.)

9. After sneezing or when  you’re happy about  something. “Alhumdulillah.” (Praise Allah.)

10. When meeting someone. “Assalamu ‘alaykum.” (Peace be upon you.)

11. Replying to the above greeting. “Wa ‘alaykum assalam.”  (And upon you be peace.)

12. When hearing about  a death or tragedy. “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun.” (To Allah we belong  and to Him we return.)

 13. When giving  in charity.  “Fee eemanullah.” (In Allah’s  faith.)

14. When taking an oath. “Wallah.” (I Swear to Allah.)

15. If someone sneezes  and they say, “alhumdulillah,” you reply  with, “Yarhamakullah.” (Allah have mercy upon you.)  The sneezer will reply  back, “Yehdikumullah” which means,  “Allah guide you.”

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