12 Aug 22 — Da'wah

Islamic Expressions and Their English Meanings

In the Name of Allah,

Praise be to Allah,

This short article will include some commonly used Islamic expressions, their english meanings, and their responses:

Expression:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa BarakatuhMay the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you.

Response to Above Expression:

Walaikum Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa BarakatuhMay the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you too.

Expression:

AlhamdulillahPraise be to Allah.

Expression:

MashallahWhat Allah has willed.

Expression:

InshallahIf Allah wills.

Expression:

Barakallahu FeekumMay Allah bless you.

Response to Above Expression:

Wa Feekum BarakallahAnd May Allah bless you too.

Expression:

Jazakallahu KhairanMay Allah reward you with goodness.

Response to Above Expression:

Wa IyyakAnd to you too.

Expression:

SubhanallahFree is Allah from all deficiencies.

Expression:

Allahu AkbarAllah is The Greatest.

Expression:

AstaghfirullahI seek forgiveness from Allah.

Expression:

Sallallahu Alayhi wa SallamMay Allah's peace and blessings be upon him. (for when mentioning the Prophet ﷺ)

Expression:

Radi Allahu AnhuMay Allah be pleased with him. (for when mentioning male companions of the Prophet ﷺ)

Expression:

Radi Allahu AnhaMay Allah be pleased with her. (for when mentioning female companions of the Prophet ﷺ)

Expression:

RahimahullahMay Allah have mercy on him. (for when mentioning scholars or people of Islam who aren't currently alive)

Expression:

Alayhi SalamPeace be upon him. (for when mentioning the Prophets)

Conclusion

In conclusion, this article includes islamic expressions that may be used in various occasions, like saying Alhamdulillah for a blessing.

May Allah bless you, and shukran.

© Nasir ibn Saleem