Thursday

♥ Let's use them WISELY shall we..? ♥






This post started off by a dear sister of 
mine posting this on my Facebook wall

Maryam A


And so it made me think.
What is it that I might be able to offer or share with
my dear beloved readers out there that
might be useful to us all..?

& then suddenly it "hit" me :)



I recently found these beautiful phrases for us 
Muslims that would come in handy for us all. 
I do hope that from this moment onwards, 
we'd be able to use them Wisely & 
Accordingly to it's respective definition :)




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”
e.g.
Masculine: Jazak Allahu Khair
Feminine: Jazaki Allahu Khair
Plural: Jazakum Allahu Khair
It is fine to speak in the masculine tense when speaking to women formally.




Say/When/Translation




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
Jazak 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





Subhanallah 
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
Astaghfirullah 
Repenting for sins before Allah
Translation: I beg Allah for forgiveness
Masha Allah 
for expressing appreciation of something good
Translation: As Allah has willed/Praise be to Allah
Alhamdulillah 
for showing gratitude to Allah after success 
or even after completing anything
Translation: Thanks be to Allah







Ameen 
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 person
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
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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 solved

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


I hope we have learnt if not a lot, 
a bit would be more than enough dear ones :)

InsyaALLAH..? :)

Let us help spread the true meaning of
each of these beautiful phrases as each of one
them holds a meaning significantly different 
from one another~ So, shall we try to avoid
using them in the wrong context & start using
these soothing phrases more often in our daily life..?


I hope together we shall dear ones~ InsyaALLAH :)




You can find & learn more from
Source: Islamic Ink




here's something definitely worth listening to :)








take care,
Fi Amanillah



2 comments:

LynN LoLa~~ said...

masyaAllah. arabic is such a beautiful language ait:-)

anisumbrella said...

akak ~ Thank you for sharing this ~ really love to know this