Common Arabic Islamic Phrases: We’ll mention traditional Islamic phrases for daily use in this post. Knowing the use of Lingo Muslims in daily language will help you escape those difficult times when you believe that you should know what is said but not. You’re reluctant to inquire.

We were all there, it wasn’t your own fault. The memo was not received sometimes. We are here that’s why.

We created this comprehensive list, which is intended to be your daily glossary of Muslim words.



Used to express satisfaction. Commonly used after having finished eating. Also, used frequently as a response to when some ask how your day was, “Alhamdulillah, it was good”


Supposed to be a reminder that all good things come from God and are blessings from Him. It is a good omen. Example, You’ve become a father. Mashallah! You passed aced your exams. Mashallah!


Da’wah is an Arabic word that has the literal meaning of “issuing a summons,” or “making an invitation.” This term is often used to describe how Muslims teach others about the beliefs and practices of their Islamic faith.


Is a declaration of affirmation. found in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. It is found in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worship as a concluding word or response to prayers. For example, May Allah guide us on the right path, Amen!


in Islamic theology denotes a believer’s faith in the metaphysical aspects of Islam. Its most simple definition is the belief in the six axioms of faith.


A fatwa is an Islamic religious ruling, a scholarly opinion on a matter of Islamic law. A fatwa is not necessarily “binding” on the believers. The people who pronounce these rulings are supposed to be knowledgeable, and base their rulings in knowledge and wisdom. As Muslims, we look at the opinion, the reputation of the person giving it, the evidence given to support it, and then decide whether to follow it.


Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holy city for Muslims. It can be undertaken at any time of the year, unlike Ḥajj which occurs on a specific date determined by Islamic Calendar.

Astaghfiru lillah

I seek forgiveness from Allah. Commonly used when you think you have sinned. It is a powerful form of Istighfar (asking for forgiveness). Read the hadith of Prophet Muhammad regarding Astaghfiru illah and asking forgiveness.
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Radeyallahu ′Anhu

Used after companions. Of the Islamic Prophet Muḥammad Radeyallāhu ′Anhu. Translation: “May Allāh be pleased with him.”

Jazaka Allahu Khairan

Sign of appreciation. When someone does something good to you (gives you something, helps you with something


Also known as Friday Prayer or Congregational Prayer, is a prayer that Muslims hold every Friday. Takes place just after noon and substitute for Zuhr prayer.


Also known as Friday Prayer or Congregational Prayer, is a prayer that Muslims hold every Friday. Takes place just after noon and substitute for Zuhr prayer.


If Allah wills. Usually used to refer to planning to do a future action, I will do this … if Allah wills it. Do not say of anything, ‘I shall do such and such tomorrow,’ without adding, ‘Insha’Allah.’ And call your Lord to mind when you forget… (18:23-24). For example, Inshallah tomorrow I will get the oil change done.


Jannah symbolically referring to paradise. However “Firdaus” also designates the highest layer of heaven.
A collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad which, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunnah),n constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Quran. For example, see hadith on what Prophet Muhammad said about learning the 99 Names of Allah.


The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. A holy city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime. That is if they are financially capable of doing so.

Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala (SWT)

It is an honorific followed after using one of Allah’s names. For example saying, “Allah (SWT)”. It means to “May He is praised and exalted.”

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Common phrase greeting a fellow Muslim. The meaning is, “Peace be upon you and God’s mercy and blessings.”

Fi Amanillah

“(be) with the safety of Allah” or “May Allah Protect You”. The general idea is a person recites it wishing for the safety of God (Allah) upon them.

Baraka Allahu fik (Barak Allahu Feekum)

The blessings of Allah (be upon you) (Arabic: Barak ‘Allah) is a phrase used by Muslims to express thanks, typically to another person. It is one of many phrases used by Muslims to express thanks. Used commonly in reply to a person that says jazakallah.
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Glory to Allah. Said whenever something good happens. Allah’s greatness is said and realized everytime something good happens to us. Example, A man overlooking the Grand-Canyon exclaims, Subhanllah!

Allahu Akbar

A phrase meaning ‘God is most great’, used by Muslims in prayers and as a general declaration of faith or thanksgiving. Used by Muslims to remind themselves of God’s vastness and power. Unfortunately, some Muslim extremists employ this phrase before performing acts of terror, leading many to associate “Allahu Akbar” with violence and destruction


Usage is same as Alhamdulillah, Means Thanks to Allah

La hawla wala quwwata illa billah

Saying is that man is weak by nature. He has no ability to move from a condition to another except with the help of Allah. Used in unfavorable situations beyond one’s control, also to express dissatisfaction.


Refers to the belief and practice of Islam; a way of life. For example. that brother’s or sister’s deen is strong.


In Islam refers to an afterlife place of punishment for evildoers. In Quran, Jahannam is also referred as an-Nar (“The Fire”), Jaheem (“Blazing Fire”), Hutamah (“That which Breaks to Pieces”, Haawiyah‬ (“The Abyss”), Ladthaa , Sa’eer (“The Blaze),


An expression meaning “in the cause of Allah” or more befittingly, “for the sake of Allah”. Doing anything for the sake of God and in the way of God to gain nearness to Him and gain His pleasure.”

Yarhamuka Allah

May Allah have mercy on you. When you sneeze, it is said after someone sneezes.

Salla llahu ʿalayhi wa-sallam (SAWS)

Muslims often follow it with the abbreviation “SAWS.” Example, Muslims believe that Muhammad (SAWS) was the last Prophet and Messenger of God.


Is an Arabic term meaning forbidden? This may refer to either something sacred to which access is forbidden to the people who are not in a state of purity; or to an evil thus “sinful action that is forbidden to be done
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