There are many Arabic phrases used in Islam, many of which are used everyday. Please see below a selection of such phrases for your reference.

Arabic Phrase


When To Use

"Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem"

In the name of Allah (swt) the Beneficiemt the Merciful

Before starting any task

"Assalamun Alaikum"

Peace be upon you

When greeting someone

"Wa Alaykum Assalam"

And upon you be peace

When returning a greeting


If Allah (swt) Wills

When mentioning something that will be done in the future

"Ya Allah"

Oh Allah (swt)

In times of distress


Praise be to Allah (swt)

When happy (or sad) about something & on sneezing


Glory to Allah (swt)

When praising something


Allah(swt) forgive

When saying sorry to Allah(swt) for a sin


As Allah (swt) Willed

When appreciating something


May Allah(swt) reward you

When thanking someone


Allah(swt) protect us

When you see/hear something bad

"Allahu Akbar"

Allah (swt) is Greater

On hearing/seeing something


Allah (swt) have mercy upon you

When someone says 'Alhumdulillah' after sneezing

"Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon"

To Allah(swt) we belong and to Him we return

On hearing of a death or tragedy

"Fee sabi'lillah"

In Allah's(swt) faith

When giving to charity