Arabic word for God
"Praise be to Allah"
Recited when praising Allah, said upon any occasion of joy, acceptance
of an occurrence good or bad. It's also a response to 'How are you?'. Its meaning is very broad and it denotes giving thanks
to Allah as well as reaffirming that He Alone is to be praised for all that occurs.
Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim
"In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful."
Recite before any activity
A'uzu Billahi Minashaitanir Rajim
"I seek refuge from Allah from the accursed devil."
Recite before doing anything [extended
version of above]
"Allah is the Greatest"
To praise Allah in every aspect of life
La Ilaha Illallah
"There is no God except Allah."
Part of the first pillar of Islam,
also one of the
best forms of dhikr [remembrance]
"Peace be upon you"
Universal greeting for the Muslims
Wa 'Alaikumus Salam
"And upon you is the peace"
Response to previous greeting
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi
"Peace and the Mercy and Blessings of God be upon
Extended form of assalamu alaikum
used when leaving/departing from someone
"Allah Knows (best)"
Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala (S.W.T)
Allah is free of any defects or shortcomings and is to be glorified and praised. The
second word is actually a verb that signifies that Allah is high above His creation in every aspect.
used when the name of Allah is written or pronounced [used only in reference to Allah]
La Hawla Wa La Quwwata Illa Billah
"There is no power and no strength save in Allah."
Putting all trust in Allah, even when
greatest distress has come onto you
P.B.U.H 'Alaihis Salam
"peace be upon him"
An invocation of security and sanctity said on behalf of the Prophets
and Messengers of Allah and the Angels that is said when hearing their names mentioned.
Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam (SAWS)
This is a supplication to Allah that He exalt the mention of Muhammad to the high angels
and that the angels in turn praise Muhammad before Allah. This is an invocation that should be said upon mentioning or hearing
the name of the Prophet Muhammad.
In Sha' Allah
"If Allah wills"
When planning or pledging for the future,
you are doing so with the
permission of Allah
"With Allah's Permission"
similar to previous
Ma Sha' Allah
"What Allah has willed!"
(Usually used to express admiration of Allah's creation)
"Glory be to Allah"
Allah is free of any type of defect, imperfection, or shortcoming.
"May the blessings of Allah (be upon you)."
Thanking one another
"I seek forgiveness from Allah"
say when repenting
"In the way of Allah"
Frequently used expression in the Qur'an, which
good acts should be done exclusively
to please Allah
"May you be in the protection of Allah"
When parting from someone
Jazak Allahu Khairan
"May Allah reward you with good"
One says this as a prayer to Allah when showing thanks to another Muslim after he performs a righteous or good
deed. (often used instead of "Thank you")
"And you too"
response to 'jazak Allahu khairan'
"Allah be pleased with him"
in deference to the companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam upon hearing their names mentioned in
recognition of the favor that Allah has bestowed upon them as the fore bearers of the Islamic message. Sometimes rendered
(ra) or (raa) pl. 'anhum , fem. 'anhaa , du. 'anhumaa
"Allah have mercy upon him"
Said when remembering a deceased Muslim.
rahimahallah also Allahu yarhamuhu or yarhamuhaa
"May Allah Accept"
When participating in prayer,
when someone supplicates
calling upon Allah
I seek refuge with Allah
When unpleasantness occurs
"Have trust in Allah"
When a problem appears
"Allah have mercy on you"
Say this when someone else sneezes, after
you hear them
"For the love of Allah"
When having love for someone
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilahi Raji'un
"We are from Allah and to whom we are returning."
When struck by distress or news of
for Islam, (NOT holy war!)