Arabic/Islamic Phrases


Assalamu alaykum.Peace be upon you.
Wa alaikumus salam.And peace be upon you. (reply to above)
Allahu akbar.Allah is greater. (takbir)
Al hamdu lilah wa shukru lillah.Praise belongs to Allah and all thanks to Allah.
Bismillah ar rahman ar rahim.In Allah’s name, most gracious, most merciful.
Insh’Allah.If Allah wills. (referring to a future action)
Mash’Allah.What Allah wishes. (indicates good omen)


  1. I got these from an actual speaker but I know that it can sometimes be difficult to make an exact translation between languages due to the discrepancies between exact transliterations (what is technically being said) and implied translations (what is actually being said). If you think you have better translations please post them. Thank you.


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