What to Say and When to Say It…Easy ways to mention Allahs name part 2

As salam alaikum friends! Hope your day is well insha’Allah.

So today is part 2 of the series “Easy ways to mention Allah name and get rewards!” We know by now that just the mention of Allah’s name gets us rewards and rewards are good m’kay 😉  Here are some ways to fit them into your day and night easily. What to say and when to say it are just some common phrases or words Muslims use to express either gratitude or ask for forgiveness, etc. There are alot but I will name a few. The more you mention, the faster Allah runs to you! Remember dhikr is always good (remembrance for the sake of Allah).

1. Alhamdulilah: This word means “thanks God” or thank you God or thanks to God. This is said for many reasons. The obvious reason would be to thank Allah for something good that has happened to you. Your health, your children, a home, food, etc. This is also said after finishing a meal to thank Allah for the meal itself and for being able to even have food to eat. A funny one is after you burp lol. Yes, even then. Basically, we usually burp after we have eaten or drank something and of course those things come from Allah so we say it then. Funny I know but look how easy it is! Of course I usually add an excuse me after lol. After coming home from a trip, say Alhamdulilah that you made it safely, even if its just a short trip to the store. Or if someone else makes it safely. Many, many reasons to say this. Don’t forget, even when bad things happen you may say this because Allah knows whats best for us so we are to be thankful for what he has done or what has happened to us, good or not so good.

2. Allahu Akbar!: This means “God is great” or the greatest. This can be said at anytime for any reason or for no particular reason at all. Allah likes us to mention him and come to him and he will rush to us. This phrase is also said during every prayer.

3. Istaughfirallah: This is spelled many different ways so if you don’t recognize it I’m sorry. This means to ask Allah’s forgiveness. This should be done as often as possible every day and night. We never know if we have committed a sin that we are not aware of and of course there are those sins that we are aware of that need Allah’s mercy. If you have hurt someones feelings, cursed, argued, etc, this is what you may say. If you have done any bad deeds, just ask Allah’s forgiveness. His mercy is infinite.

4. Masha’Allah: This phrase that expresses appreciation, joy, praise or thankfulness for an event or person that was just mentioned.  Towards this, it is used as an expression of respect, while at the same time serving as a reminder that all accomplishments are so achieved by the will of God. The literal English translation is “God has willed it”. So for example, if someone says “I have become a new father” you may say Masha”Allah!

5. Subhan’Allah: This phrase means glory be to Allah. A phrase said to declare the magnificent power of God for his creation.This is often used when witnessing something wonderful or miraculous. For example, “God’s mercy is infinite, subhan’Allah”. For lack of a better example, “That sunset is golden subhan’Allah!”

These are just a couple of things Muslims say to praise Allah. Feel free to add your own in the comment section below and as always, May Allah keep you happy , healthy and safe Ameen.

 

 

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