• - Phrases for muslims

    “As-salámu ‘alaikum wa rahmatul láhi wa barakátuh!”
    Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem

    Phrases for muslims:

    Every Muslim should remember these essential expressions.
    Note: Spellings may vary when translated to English

    These expressions are mostly singular. For example to say ‘Jazak(i) Allahu Khair” to
    more than one person you would ‘Jazakum Allahu Khairan’ and to say ‘Barak Allahu
    feek(i)” to more than one person is “Barak Allahu Feekum”
    Masculine: Jazak Allahu Khair
    Feminine: Jazaki Allahu Khair
    Plural: Jazakum Allahu Khair

    Colour Key: Say

    Assalamu ‘Alaikum
    when you meet a muslim
    Translation: Peace be upon you
    Wa’alaikum Assalam
    a Muslim greets you
    Translation: And peace be upon you

    Assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
    formal and great greeting to a Muslim
    Translation: May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you
    Wa’alaikum 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 (lit. May Allah preserve your life)

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

    Jazakum Allah Khairan
    for expression of thanks
    Translation: May Allah reward you with blessings
    (Reply: Wa iyak(i), wa iyakum; Trans. And you

    BarakAllahu feekum or Allah baraka feek(i)
    responding to someone’s thanks/ a way of expressing thanks
    Translation: May Allah bless you
    (Reply: Wa feek(i), Wa feekum; Trans.: And you)

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

    for praising something
    Translation: Glory be to Allah

    Insha Allah
    for expressing a desire to do something
    Translation: If Allah wills/Through Allah’s will

    Repenting for sins before Allah
    I beg Allah for forgiveness

    Masha Allah
    for expressing appreciation of something good
    Translation: As Allah has willed/Praise be to Allah

    for showing gratitude to Allah after success or even after completing anything
    Translation: Thanks be to Allah

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

    Sallahu ‘alayhi wa salaam
    whenever say the name of Prophet Muhammad
    Translation: Peace be upon him (S.A.W.)
    ‘Alayhi 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
    Translation: 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 allahu ajrakom
    uttered to family of deceased
    Translation: may Allah make your ajer (reward) great
    Shakar Allahu Sa’yikum
    uttered to people who attend aaza - when friends go to send condolences upon death of a
    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
    A few more:
    Tawakkal-tu-’ala-Allah- I have put my trust in Allah-rely on Allah solving a problem
    Tawkkalna-’ala-Allah - we have put our trust in Allah - waiting for a problem to be

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

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

    Fi sabeel illah - in/for Allah’s cause/way - you give charity/help people

    Ittaqillah-fear Allah- you see someone doing a bad deed

    Hayyak Allah - Allah maintain your life - you greet someone

    Hasbi Allah - Allah will suffice me - you are in a difficult situation

    Azhak Allah sinnaka - May Allah keep you cheerful - you seek another Muslim with
    cheerful countenance


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