Remember the Reminders

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم)

I have wanted to start a new aspect to my blog for a while now, introducing what is a major part of my life and delivering it to people who do follow my posts, or to the strangers who stumble across it.

This new section will be about Islam and the teachings of Islam delivered to us by the Quran, the word of Allah سبحانه و تعالى and through Muhammad’s صلى الله عليه و سلم teachings (hadith). I am not a scholar and I won’t be talking about anything which isn’t clear already, it will simply be a place where people, both Muslim and non-Muslim, can come and read if they want to learn more or access some of this information. My main focus is going to be on the basics-greetings, respect, manners to name a few- simply because there are so many little things we can do to improve our lives, not only as people of religion but as humans to one another. Countless little things that we can implement and gain so much from. To anyone who is new to Islam, or is recently finding their steps back to Islam, or who knows nothing about this religion- the small changes lead to the big ones. These are the ones which show you the character of an individual and the beauty of Islam. It is with this belief that I take this small step on my part in the hope that I can help someone out there, and it is with that intention that I wish to begin this process. So, with the blessings of Allah, I would like to introduce “Remember the Reminders” which will commence this coming Friday and every Friday onwards إن شاء الله.


Below is a list of terms that will regularly appear throughout the posts, so I’ll leave them here for reference:


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Bismillah ar-rahman ar-rahim In the name of Allah, the most Gracious the most Merciful The opening statement in the Quran
الله Allah The Arabic word for God
سبحانه و تعالى Subhana’wa’ta’aala The most glorified the most high Seen written after “Allah”
صلى الله عليه و سلم Sallalahu alaihi wasalam Peace and blessings be upon him Written after Muhammad’s name (the final Messenger and the seal of the Prophethood)
عليه السلام Alayhi salam Peace be upon him Usually written after the names of Prophets who came before Muhammad
رضي الله عنه Radhi’Allah anhu May God be pleased with him
رضي الله عنها Radhi’Allah anha May God be pleased with her
سبحان الله Subhan’Allah Glory to God
ما شاء الله Mashaa’Allah God has willed it Usually used in times of praise and appreciation
إن شاء الله Inshaa’Allah God willing
الحمد لله Alhumdulillah Praise God Commonly used to show thanks and appreciation
السلام عليكم Aslaamu Alaikum Peace be unto you To greet fellow Muslims
وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَامُ Wa alaikum as-salam …And upon you peace Response to the above greeting

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