Hello there and Salaams! I thought it would be useful to have a glossary page for those of you who don’t understand the Arabic terms I seem to mention as I’m writing. I have thought of omitting these terms for ease of understanding but it’s too big a part of me to completely disregard. I hope the glossary is useful to you! If I’ve missed any out, please do let me know!
Bismillah: In the name of God (the Arabic calligraphy shown above says this)
Assalam alaikum or Salaams (shorthand): Peace be upon you! This is a universal greeting used by all muslims around the world,
AlhamduLillah: Praise the Lord
MashaAllah: God has willed
ﷺ: Peace be upon him, usually referring to the Messenger of God
JazkAllah, JazakIllah, Jazakamullah khairun: These words all mean thank you or literally- may God reward you with good. The differences are due to the grammatical differences in speaking to a man, woman or many people.Shukran: Thank you
Fi AmanAllah- Goodbye or literally- Be in the safety of God
Ma Salaam: Modern Arabic for Goodbye. It literally means peace be with you.