islamic learning

May Allaah bless you -  بارك الله فيك (Baarak Allaahu Feek)

  • To Group: Baarak’Allaahu feekum (reply to group: wa feekum Baarak’Allaah)
  • To Female: Baarak’Allaahu feeki (replying to female: wa feeki Baarak’Allaah)
  • To Male: Baarak’Allaahu feek (replying to male: wa feek Baarak’Allaah)

Assalaamu ‘Alaykum (السلام عليكم)

  • A greeting/supplication said upon meeting a Muslim.

Assalaamu ‘Alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh (السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته)

  • A greeting to a Muslim with additional supplications.
  • Translation: May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allaah be upon you.

Lately there have been a lot of anons asking about memorizing surahs for salah (prayer). A sister (may Allah reward her) sent me these links as a recommendation of how to learn to memorize prayer and surahs.


O God, anyone who has not yet been killed by selflessness is a corpse. When someone’s portion of friendship is talk, he has been defrauded. When someone’s religion is not the road of spirit and heart, what business has he with the Friend?
—  Rashid al-Din Maybudi in Kashf Al Asrar (The Unveiling of the Mysteries and the Provision of the Pious)