There are several verses, words, and phrases in the beautiful book of Allah (SWT) that have been used extensively, all of which hold significant importance in terms of the message the Quran wishes to convey and in terms of the Holy Book’s importance in the lives of Muslims. It is important to understand that the repetitive use of such words is not coincidental; the book of Allah (SWT) is perfect in all shapes and forms, and so in the repetitive use of certain words and phrases, there lies a lesson or a teaching for Muslims. Here are some commonly used words and phrases in the Holy Quran and their translations:

الرَّحْمَنُ

Ar-Rahman: The Most Gracious

الرَّحِيمُ

Ar-Raheem: The Most Merciful

ٱلْحَمْدُ

Al-Hamdu: The all praises / All thanks

خَلَقَ

Khalq: Creation / Creature / People

ٱتَّبَعَ

Ittibah: To follow / to obey

ذَكَرَ

Zikr: To remember Allah / Remembrance / Recall

سَمِعَ

Samee: All-hearing / Listen

رَزَقَ

Rizq: Provision / Livelihood (Allah’s favor or gift)

صَبَرَ

Sabr: to have Patience

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا

Ya Ayuhal Lazeena Amanu: O you who believe

بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ

Qalb-e-Saleem: A pure / sound / tranquil heart

أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ

Wa Ati’i Allah Wa Ati’i Ur Rusool: Obey Allah and Obey His Messenger (PBUH)

لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

Lilmuttaqeen: Pious / Righteous / Allah-fearing

لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ

Lilmalaikati: The Angels

صِرَاطٍ

Siraat: The way / path

We hope these translations will benefit you and assist you in your journey towards understanding the Arabic language and the word of Allah (SWT) better.