Top 11 Muslim Terms You Should Know

Ramadan Mubarak, everyone!

Here are 11 Muslim terms you should know. I would like to thank the couple who made this video. They are very cute together.

  • “Subhan Allah” – Glory to God. So for example, when you see something beautiful that Allah has created, you can say this term.
  • “Alhamdulillah” – All praises are due to God. When you get happy about something, you can praise Allah (Allah just means ‘God’ in Arabic).
  • “Allahu Akbar” – God is the greatest. You can use this term any time you are happy about God or you want to remind yourself that God is the best and is in control of your life and all your affairs.
  • “Jazak Allah Khair” – May Allah reward you with goodness. If someone does something good for you, you should be grateful to them and say, “Jazak Allah Khair.”
  • “Wa iyyakum” – And to you. For example, if someone says “Jazak Allah Khair” to you, you can say “Wa iyyakum” in return.
  • “In sha Allah” – If God wills. When you talk about the future, you should say, “in sha Allah,” because no one knows what will happen tomorrow except for God.
  • “Ma sha Allah” – God has willed it. When someone gives a compliment, Muslims will say “Ma sha Allah.” It’s also a phrase used to communicate joy and to protect one from jealousy.
  • “Bi-idniLah” – By the permission of God. Similar to in sha Allah.
  • “Assalamualaikum” – Peace be upon you. Used as a greeting between fellow believers.
  • “Walaikumaslam” – And upon you. Used in response to Assalamualaikum.
  • “WarahmatuLah wabarakathu” – And the mercy of Allah and the blessings of Allah upon you. Something you can add onto a greeting to make it extra special.

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