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Posted on Mon, Aug 21, 2006 06:31

For Muslim beginners ALAYHIS SALAM - 'Peace be upon him', a formula used after the name of a prophet . AMEEN - 'Please accept'. Used at the end of prayers and supplications (duas). ASSALAMU ALAYKUM - 'Peace be upon you' the greeting of the muslim. [The reply is 'wa alaikumu assalam' 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 alaikum assalam wa rahmatulahi wa baakatuhu']. ALLAHU AKBAR- 'Allah is greatest'. Also called the takbir. ALLAHU A'ALAM- 'Allah knows best'. AL HAMDU LILAH WA SHUKRU LILLAH - 'Praise belongs to Allah and all thanks to Allah'. ASTAGFIRULLAH- 'I ask forgiveness of Allah'. AUDHU BILLAHI MIN ASH SHAYTAN AR RAJIM - 'I seek protection in Allah from the accursed satan'. BARAKALLAH FIK - '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 Barak'Allah. BISMILLAH AR RAHMAN AR RAHIM - 'In the name of Allah, the extremely merciful, the especially merciful FI AMANILLAH - Valedictory (expressing or containing a farewell) phrase meaning 'In Allahs protection'. FI SABILILLAH- 'In the way of Allah', 'For the cause of Allah' [also used to mean 'for the love of Allah']. HASBALA - 'Hasbunallah wa nimalwakil' meaning 'Allah is enough for us and an excellent guardian'. Usually known as 'Hasbi Allah'. INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJIUN - This is 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.] INSHA ALLAH - 'If Allah wills' - 'God Willing'. [This is usually said when referring to a situation in the future e.g. 'inshAllah I will go to the grocery shop tomorrow etc.'] ISTIGHFAR - To ask the forgiveness of Allah, especially by saying, Astagfur'Allah, 'I seek the forgiveness of Allah'. JAZAKALLAHU KHAIRAN - This 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'. LA HAWLA WALA QUWWATA ILLABILLAH- '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. MA SALAMA - 'With peace', a formula for ending letters [ in reply, "Fi Aman'Allah" - In Allah's Protection]. MASHA ALLAH - 'What Allah wishes', and it indicates a good omen [example of usage, I get an A in a test, my mother would say MashAllah]. RABBANA WA LAKAL_HAMD - 'Our Lord, Praise is yours', said after rising from ruku after saying 'sami Allahuliman hamidah' [which means 'Allah listens to the one who praises him']. SUBHANALLAH - 'Glorified is Allah.' To honour Allah and make Him free from all (unsuitable evil things) that are ascribed to Him, (or 'Glorified be Allah'). SUBHANALLAH WA TA'ALA - 'Glorified is He and exalted', an __expression that Muslims use when the name of Allah is pronounced or written [this is often abbreviated as (swt)]. TABARAK'ALLAH - The formula 'Blessed is Allah' [usually used in the context of when one hears good news]. YA ALLAH - 'Oh God' often used as rememberance of Allah subhana wa ta'ala


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Posted on Thu, Sep 14, 2006 02:19

JAZAKALLAHU KHAIRAN sister JeNnaa. I believe this is also very helpful. As we recite the dhikir, it makes a constant reminder to control our feelings. I would also like to thank sister muslimahjkt. I have been reciting the dhikir she mentioned and it kept my thoughts from going astray. Ma'asalama... fatima


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Posted on Wed, Sep 13, 2006 09:59

Assalammualaikum sisters and brothers, Reading from Fatima22 question pertaining to dua/dhikir that could help to keep ourselves patience, you can do as per below and insyallah with full confidence and concentration, Allah will grants our wishes. Amin. Under Asma Ul Husna the 99 names of Allah, you can dhikir/recite Ya Sobur (The Patient One. He who is characterized by infinite patience.)- u can recite few times in a day, insyallah you will be a patience person. In the event, you are depressed or has give up with life-in order to remove this feeling- you can dhikir/recite Ya Sobur for 1021 times and blow it in a jar of honey, eat that honey or u can give other people who are also in depression; insyallah the matter will become a better situation. When you have the feeling of worriness, sadness, afraid - you can also dhikir/recite Ya Sobur 33times a day. You can also recite Ya Sobur 100 times a day before the sunrise and insyallah Allah will protect you from danger. Before you dhikir/recite any of the Asma Ul Husna (99 names of Allah), we have to selawat 1 time before and after we have finish dhikir/recite the Asma Ul Husna. This is because when we recite the Asma Ul Husna, Malaikat (Allah's angles) will come to us and forward our messages over to ALLAH and in the event if we forget to selawat; our messages will not be forwarded and it would hang around earth. From the Hadith, Prophet Muhamad said, "Whoever recite and knows the meaning of Asma Ul Husna will ended up in Heaven" Ya Sobur is one of the 99 names of ALLAH and the 99 names of ALLAH is HIS characteristics. There are alot of dhikir/recite that you can do from the other names specifically to what you are looking for and insyallah ALLAH will grants your wishes. Amin. ( it is actually very hard for me to translate all this because the book i have is not in english translation but i am trying my best to pass the message across. If i have made any mistakes, forgive me and i hope ALLAH forgives me and bless me. Amin) This is for now. Take care.


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Posted on Sat, Aug 26, 2006 17:58

Lam is an arabic word, in english lam means not. uw


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Posted on Tue, Aug 22, 2006 06:36

Waiyyaki (ur welcome) ukhtii (sister) Alhamdulillah... This article is useful for us. If u want to keep ur patience, u can read this dhikr below: "Subhanallah wal hamdulillah wa laa ilaaha ilallahu akbar." Insha Allah, u will get equanimity. Ma'asalama ur sister in islam


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Posted on Tue, Aug 22, 2006 06:11

Wa'alaykumus salaam wr wb. Ur welcome sister Julie I was happy too when i found this in my mail. I got this from that. So, i share in this blog. Alhamdulillah. Ma'asalama... Ur sis in Islam


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Posted on Tue, Aug 22, 2006 02:06

JAZAKALLAHU KHAIRAN sister! Am so happy to learn the phrases, meanings and when to say them. I have been searching for these info...i am so greatful for your thoughfulness to share we us. Often i have heard these phrases mentioned but do not know the real meaning. Do you know a dua/dhikir that could help to keep my patience, expecially when someone throws a sacarstic remark and i am tempted to indulge in anger and argue back?! I want to avoid this.....


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Posted on Mon, Aug 21, 2006 20:09

Salam sister I converted to Islam and I need to learn all that I can. Thank you for the information it's very helpful.


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