Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

July 3, 2010

The Arabic phrase shown above is pronounced as Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim. It has often been said that it contains the true essence of the entire Qur’an, as well as the true essence of all religions.

Muslims often say this phrase when embarking on any significant endavor, and it is considered by some to be a major pillar of Islam. This expression is so magnificent and so concise that all but one chapter of the Qur’an begin with the words Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

The most common translation is: “In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate”.

Had you ever heard about this before? I hadn’t.

Thanks to Emine for this Turkish bookmark.

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3 Responses to “Bismillahirrahmanirrahim”

  1. Vaida Says:

    I like this bookmark, I’d like to be capable to read Arabic, but it seams so difficult…

  2. Shehla Says:

    Where there is a will, there is a way…..


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