Some Islamic Expressions for greetings :

Arabic lesson 1 : Some Islamic Expressions

Fisrt Lesson in Arabic

Jazaak Allahu Khair

Masculine: Jazaak Allahu Khair
Feminine: Jazaki Allahu Khair (put -i at the end)
Plural: Jazakum Allahu Khair (put -um at the end its mean all)

But, it is fine to speak in the masculine tense when speaking to women formally.

Assalamu ‘Alaikum
when you meet a muslim
Translation: Peace be upon you

Wa’alaikum Assalam
a Muslim greets you
Translation: And peace be upon you

Assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
formal and great greeting to a Muslim
Translation: May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you

Wa’alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
a Muslim greets you
Translation: And peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you

Hiyyak Allah
When greeting someone after Salaams
Translation: May Allah greet you (lit. May Allah preserve your life)

Jazaak Allah Khairan
for expression of thanks
Translation: May Allah reward you with blessings
* You should reply with :
Masculine : Wa iyyaka
Feminime : Wa iyyaki
Plural : Wa iyyakum
(Translation : And you)

BaarakAllahu feekum or Allah baraka feek(i)
responding to someone’s thanks/ a way of expressing thanks
Translation: May Allah bless you
(Reply: Wa feek(i), Wa feekum; Trans.: And you)

Fi Amanillah
by way of saying good-bye
Translation: May Allah protect you

for praising something
Translation: Glory be to Allah

Insha Allah
for expressing a desire to do something
Translation: If Allah wills/Through Allah’s will

Repenting for sins before Allah
I beg Allah for forgiveness

Masha Allah
for expressing appreciation of something good
Translation: As Allah has willed/Praise be to Allah

for showing gratitude to Allah after success or even after completing anything
Translation: Thanks be to Allah

the end of a Dua or prayer
Translation: May it be so

Kaifa haluk (put -i (fem) and -um (plural))
when you ask someone about his/her condition
Translation : How are you? How are you doing? How do you do?
* Reply with Alhamdulillah innani bil khair (Alhamdulillah, im fine)

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