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Short Du'a for all occasions

"In the name of Allah"

We say this when we begin something, such as reciting the Qur'an, eating, getting into a vehicle, ect. It is also found at the beginning of almost all the surahs in the Qur'an.

"Praise be to Allah"

We say this to show our gratefulness to Allah. We also say it when we sneeze, in order to thank Allah for relieving us from our discomfort.

"May Allah have mercy on you"

When one Muslim sneezes and says al-hamdulillah, the other Muslims present ask Allah to be merciful to him, by saying yarhamuka-Allah, or yarhamukum-Allah

As-salamu Alaykum
"May peace be with you"

This is the greeting we give when we meet other Muslims.

Wa'Alaykum as-Salam
"And may peace also be with you"

This is the reply to the greetings of peace, showing our brotherly and sisterly love and also our best wishes. We can also return a longer greeting...saying Wa'Alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

Fi Amanillah
"Go with Allah's protection"

We use this when we say farewell or (goodbye) to someone.

"Allah has willed it"

We say this on happy occasions, when hearing good news or when complementing someone.

"If Allah wills"

Whenever we make a promise or an intention to do something in the future, we add Insha'Allah, remembering that we can only do so with Allah's help.

"I seek Allah's forgiveness"

This is what we say when we say when we feel sorry for something we thought, said or done.

"May Allah reward you"

When we thank a fellow muslim for something he has done, we can say Jazak-Allah, asking Allah to reward hime.

"I seek refuge in Allah"

Whether we are afraid, angry or wish to ward off an evil thought, we can seek Allah's help and protection by saying A'udhubillah.