Arabic Phrases

The following is a short list of everyday Arabic phrases.


La illahah illalah (there is not God but Allah) – renewal of faith- لا إله إلا الله

Assalaamu Alaykum (peace be upon you) – by way of greetings- السلام عليكم

Wa alaykumus salaam (peace be upon you) – in reply to the greetings – و عليكم السلام

Asalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you) – greeting that has 30 units of hasanat (rewards)! – السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Bismillah (in the name of Allah) – before making a beginning – بسم الله/بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

JazakAllahu khair (may Allah reward you for the good) -expression of thanks – جزاك الله خير

BarakAllahu feekum (may Allah bless you) – when responding to someone’s thanks – بارك الله فيك for single,,,,,, for plural بارك الله فيكم

Fi Amanullah (may Allah protect you) – by way of saying good-bye – في أمان الله

Subhanallah (glory be to Allah) – for praising something – سبحان الله

Insha Allah (if Allah wishes/God willing) – for expressing a desire to do something or for something to happen – إن شاء الله

Astaghfirullah (I seek refuge in Allah)- repenting for sins before Allah – استغفر الله

Maa shaa Allah (as Allah has willed) – for expressing appreciation for something good – ما شاء الله

Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah) – for showing gratitude to Allah after success or even after completing anything – الحمد لله

Ya Allah (Oh Allah) – when in pain or distress, calling upon Allah and no one else – يا الله

SubhanAllah (glory be to Allah) – say when dismayed or shocked by something; glorifying Allah when see His creations – سبحان الله

Aameen (may it be so) – the end of a prayer – آمين

Salla Allah Alaihi wa salaam (peace be upon him) – said after the name of the Prophet Muhammad – to make prayers for him because he taught us so much. – صلى الله عليه وسلم

Alaihi salaam (peace be upon him) – whenever say the name of a prophet – عليه السلام

RadiaAllahu Anh/Anha (may Allah be pleased with him/her) – whenever say name of sahabi (one of the companions of The Prophet) – رضي الله عنه/ رضي الله عنها

Rahimullah (may Allah have mercy on him/her) – رحمه الله / رحمها الله

Inna lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon (to Allah we belong and to Him is our return) – this is uttered as an expression of sympathy of the news ofsome loss or someone’s death – إنا لله و إنا إليه راجعون

La hawla wala quwata illa billah (there is no strength nor power except Allah) – لا حول و لا قوة إلا بالله

SubhanAllahi azim wa bihamdi (glory be to Allah most Great and Worthy of Praise) – whoever says this Allah will build a palace for them in jannah – سبحان الله العظيم و بحمده

When someone else sneezes say: YUR-HAMOK-ALLAH (May Allah have mercy on you) – يرحمك الله

When repenting a sin say: ASTUGH-FER-ALLAH (Allah forgive me)- أستغفر الله

When giving to charity say: FI-SUBI-LILLAH (For the sake of Allah) – في سبيل الله

When having love for someone say: OHEBOK- Fi -ALLAH (I love you for the sake of Allah) – أحبك في الله

When getting married (& whenever) say: UMMUN-TO-BILLAH (May Allah Bless you withgoodness)- أمنت بالله

When parting from someone say: FI-UMMAN-ALLAH (May Allah protect you) – في أمان الله

When a problem appears say: TAWAK-KALTO-UL-ALLAH (I put my trust in Allah) – توكلت على الله

When unpleasantness occurs say: NA-UZO-BILLAH (Allah protect us) – نعوذ بالله

When pleasantness occurs say: TA-BARRUK-ALLAH (May Allah bless you) – تبارك الله

When participating in prayer say: AMEEN (May it be so; May Allah accept the prayer) – آمين