ALAYHIS SALAM ~
'Peace be upon him', a formula used after the name of a prophet
The Arabic expression meaning 'Please accept.' Used at the
end of prayers and supplictions.
ASSALAMU ALEIKUM ~
'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 ~
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'
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
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 RAHEEM ~
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
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']
Literally 'Presence'; a term
of address roughly equivalent to 'Your Honour'
The Arabic expression, 'Hasbunallah
wa nimalwakil' meaning 'Allah is enough for us and an excellent guardian'. Usually known as 'Hasbi Allah'
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 ~
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]
The Arabic expression meaning 'If Allah
[this is usually said when referring to a situation in the future e.g. inshAllah I will go to the grocery shop tomorrow
To ask the forgiveness of Allah, especially by saying, Astagfuralah,
'I seek the forgiveness of Allah'
Exception, saying 'InshaAllah', 'If
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 ~
formula said after the name of Allah meaning 'Great is His Majesty'
JAZAKALLAHU KHAIRAN ~
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 ~
Allah honour him', a formula used when Ali ibn Abi Talib (RadiAllahu Ta'ala anhu) is mentioned
'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 ~
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 ~
the face of Allah', meaning in order to obtain the pleasure of Allah, purely for Allah himself.
'With peace', a formula for ending letters
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]
'Our master', a term of respect
in the context of referring to the Prophet (PBUH), 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]
'Our Lord, Praise if yours', said after rising from ruku after saying 'sami Allahuliman hamidah'
means 'Allah listens to the one who praises him']
RADIYALLAHU ANHA ~
'May Allah be pleased with her' used after a female companion
[usually abbreviated as RA or RAA]
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]
The formula, 'May Allah be pleased with them', used after a group of companions
as RA or RAA]
The formula, 'May Allah have mercy on him'
SALLAHU ALAYHI WA~ALEHI WA SALLAM ~
'May Allah bless him and grant him peace', the formula spoken
after the mentioning of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) (SAWW)
[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 (PBUH) (SAWW)
SAMI ALLAHU LIMAN HAMIDAH ~
heard him who send praise to Him', said by someone praying when he rises from ruku (unless he is following an imam in prayer)
he is following an imam in prayer he says 'Rabana wala kalhamd' only]
Master', a term of respect. Literally means 'Lord' or 'Master, or 'Leader'
[usually used to refer to the Prophet Muhammed
(PBUH) (SAWW), 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)
Magestic plural of Shaykh, literally meaning 'Old man' - an honorific title widely used to denote scholars, as
well as tribal chieftians and notables.
Colloquial for 'Sayyidi' or 'Sayyiduna' - My 'Lord/Master/Leader' - an honorific
term - especially popular in North Africa.
'Glorified is Allah.' To honour Allah andmake Him free from
all (unsuitable evil things) that are ascribed to Him, (or 'Glorified be Allah')
WA TA'ALA ~
'Glorified is He and exalted,' an expression that muslims use when the name of Allah is pronounced or
[this us usually abbreviated as (swt)]
'Exalted is He', an expression
used after the name of Allah is mentioned
[i.e. Allah Ta'ala meaning, Allah, exalted be He]
Saying, 'I seek refuge in Allah...' (audhu billahi minash shaitan nirajeem)
The formula 'Blessed is Allah' [usually used in the context of when one hears good news]
Saying the expression
'alhamdulillah', which means 'Praise belongs to Allah'
Saying 'Allahu akbar',
which means 'Allah is Great'
Saying 'Labbayk', which means 'At your service'
during the hajj
Saying one of the expressions
which begin with 'radiyallahu....'
Glorification, saying 'SubhanAllah',
which means 'Glory be to Allah'
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.']
Scholars, or learned men. Especially
applied to religious scholars, but often used also for those learned in other branches of knowledge.
'The face of Allah', meaning for the sake of Allah,
irrespective of any reward in this life, purely for Allah'
Lodge of religious order or fraternity.