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What is Bismillah? | Noor Academy

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Muslims tend to say Bismillah before doing any action, the English translation of the word is “in the name of God”, also it is the opening word in the Quran.

What is bismillah meaning?

Bismillah
Bismillah

Bismillah in Arabic is written (بسم الله), bismillah in English means “in the name of Allah”. It is the opening word of the Quran. Before doing any action, Muslims tend to say bismillah to bring the blessings of Allah. The word refers to the opening phrase of the Quran, the Basmala.

Also, you will hear the full sentence “Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim/ Bismillah ar Rahman ar Rahim

” in English which means “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful”. It is the first verse of the first Surah in the Quran, surah Al-Fatihah.

How to pronounce bismillah?

how do you say bismillah?

You can divide it as follows: Bis-mil-lah and spell it slowly, with time it will be easy for you to pronounce it.

Which surah in Quran has 2 bismillah?

Every surah in the Quran starts with it, but there are two surahs that have it repeated twice. So, which surah of the Quran has Bismillah twice?

In surah ‘the Ants’, it was repeated twice, the first time is at the beginning of the surah and the second time is at the letter from Solomon to the Queen of Sheba

Surah ‘The Ants’

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

27:0 ‘In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

طس ۚ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْقُرْآنِ وَكِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ –

27:1 Ta, Seen. These are the verses of the Qur’an and a clear Book

هُدًى وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ –

27:2 As guidance and good tidings for the believers

قَالَتْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْمَلَأُ إِنِّي أُلْقِيَ إِلَيَّ كِتَابٌ كَرِيمٌ –

27:29 She (Queen Bilquīs of Sheba) said, “O eminent ones, indeed, to me has been delivered a noble letter.

إِنَّهُ مِن سُلَيْمَانَ وَإِنَّهُ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ –

27:30 Indeed, it is from Solomon, and indeed, it reads: ‘In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful,

أَلَّا تَعْلُوا عَلَيَّ وَأْتُونِي مُسْلِمِينَ –

27:31 Be not haughty with me but come to me in submission [as Muslims].’ “

Also, Bismillah is repeated twice in surah hud.

‎Chapter ‘Hud’

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

11:0 ‘In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

الر ۚ كِتَابٌ أُحْكِمَتْ آيَاتُهُ ثُمَّ فُصِّلَتْ مِن لَّدُنْ حَكِيمٍ خَبِيرٍ –

11:1 Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book whose verses are perfected and then presented in detail from [one who is] Wise and Acquainted.

أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا اللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّنِي لَكُم مِّنْهُ نَذِيرٌ وَبَشِيرٌ –

11:2 “Do not worship except Allah. Indeed, I am to you from Him a warner and a bringer of good tidings,”

حَتَّىٰ إِذَا جَاءَ أَمْرُنَا وَفَارَ التَّنُّورُ قُلْنَا احْمِلْ فِيهَا مِن كُلٍّ زَوْجَيْنِ اثْنَيْنِ وَأَهْلَكَ إِلَّا مَن سَبَقَ عَلَيْهِ الْقَوْلُ وَمَنْ آمَنَ ۚ وَمَا آمَنَ مَعَهُ إِلَّا قَلِيلٌ –

11:40 Until, when Our command came, the oven gushed forth, and We said, “Embark upon the ship of each [creature] two mates and your family, except those about whom the word has preceded, and whoever has believed.” But none had believed with him, except a few.

وَقَالَ ارْكَبُوا فِيهَا بِسْمِ اللَّهِ مَجْرَاهَا وَمُرْسَاهَا ۚ إِنَّ رَبِّي لَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ –

11:41 And [Noah] said, “Embark therein; in the name of Allah is its course and its anchorage. Indeed, my Lord is Forgiving and Merciful.”

What does bismillah mean in English?

Bismillah in English means “in the name of Allah”. Also, bismillah al Rahman al Rahim‘s meaning is “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful”.

How to use bismillah?

As Muslims we say bismillah before doing anything but here are some examples of when it is preferred to say it.

1- When Reading the Quran

When you start reading Quran you should first say isti’ādhah (seeking refuge from the Devil), then say ‘in the name of Allah’. And also, every time you move to a new surah.

2-When Eating or Drinking

Before eating or drinking to ask Allah for his blessings, the prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said:

يَا غُلامُ سَمِّ اللَّهَ، وَكُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ، وَكُلْ مِمَّا يَلِيكَ.

“Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah before starting eating), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you.”

3-When Entering the House

The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said:

إِذَا دَخَلَ الرَّجُلُ بَيْتَهُ فَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ عِنْدَ دُخُولِهِ، وَعِنْدَ طَعَامِهِ، قَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ: لا مَبِيتَ لَكُمْ وَلا عَشَاءَ، وَإِذَا دَخَلَ فَلَمْ يَذْكُرْ اللَّهَ عِنْدَ دُخُولِهِ، قَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ: أَدْرَكْتُمْ الْمَبِيتَ، وَإِذَا لَمْ يَذْكُرْ اللَّهَ عِنْدَ طَعَامِهِ، قَالَ: أَدْرَكْتُمْ الْمَبِيتَ وَالْعَشَاءَ.ـ

“When a man enters his house and mentions Allah’s name upon entering and on his food, the devil says: You have no place to spend the night and no evening meal; but when he enters without mentioning Allah’s name upon entering, the devil says: You have found a place to spend the night, and when he does not mention Allah’s name at his food, he says: You have found a place to spend the night and an evening meal.”

4-When Leaving the House

The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Whoever says the following du’a when he goes out of his house it will be said to him: ‘You have been sufficed and protected,’ and Satan will become distant from him.” And the du’a is:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ، لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِاللَّهِ.

“In the Name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, there is no might or power except by Allah.”

There is also another narration that when the prophet peace and blessing be upon him leaves the house he would say:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ أَنْ نَزِلَّ أَوْ نَضِلَّ أَوْ نَظْلِمَ أَوْ نُظْلَمَ أَوْ نَجْهَلَ أَوْ يُجْهَلَ عَلَيْنَا.ـ

“In the Name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah. O, Allah! We seek refuge in You from slipping unintentionally or becoming misguided, or committing oppression or being oppressed, or acting ignorantly or being treated ignorantly.”

5-When Closing Doors and Covers

The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said:

إِذَا كَانَ جُنْحُ اللَّيْلِ أَوْ أَمْسَيْتُمْ فَكُفُّوا صِبْيَانَكُمْ فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَنْتَشِرُ حِينَئِذٍ فَإِذَا ذَهَبَ سَاعَةٌ مِنْ اللَّيْلِ فَخَلُّوهُمْ، وَأَغْلِقُوا الأَبْوَابَ وَاذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لا يَفْتَحُ بَابًا مُغْلَقًا، وَأَوْكُوا قِرَبَكُمْ وَاذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ، وَخَمِّرُوا آنِيَتَكُمْ وَاذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ وَلَوْ أَنْ تَعْرُضُوا عَلَيْهَا شَيْئًا، وَأَطْفِئُوا مَصَابِيحَكُمْ.ـ

“When night falls, restrain your children (from going out) because at such time the devils spread about. After a period of time has passed, let them be. Shut your doors and mention Allah’s name, for verily the devil does not open a shut door, tie up your water-skins and mention Allah’s name, cover your vessels with anything and mention Allah’s name and put out your lamps.”

6-When Switching Off a Light/Lamp

Also, when turning on or off the light it is better to say in the name of Allah.

7-When making wudu

The prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said:

لا صَلاةَ لِمَنْ لا وُضُوءَ لَهُ، وَلا وُضُوءَ لِمَنْ لَمْ يَذْكُرْ اسْمَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ.

“The prayer of a person who does not perform ablution is not valid, and the ablution of a person who does not mention the name of Allah (in the beginning) is not valid.”

8-When Entering or Exiting the Mosque

Imām Ibn Mājah reports from the narration of Sayyidatunā Fāṭimah raḍiya Allāhu ‘anhā, “Whenever the Prophet ṣallā Allāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam entered the mosque he would say” the following dua

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَالسَّلامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي وَافْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ.

“In the Name of Allah and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, forgive me my sins and open for me the gates of Your mercy.”

“And when he exited from it, he would say:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَالسَّلامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي وَافْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ فَضْلِكَ.

“In the Name of Allah and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, forgive me my sins and open for me the gates of Your bounty.”

9-When Taking off your Clothes

When you are changing your clothes say bismillah.

10-When going to sleep

The prophet peace and blessing be upon him said: “when any one of you goes to bed, he should take hold of the hem of his lower garment and use it to clean (his bed) and then mention the name of Allah Bismillah! For he does not know what he left behind him on his bed. And when he intends to lie in bed, he should lie on his right side and recite” the following dua:

سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ رَبِّي بِكَ وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ إِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَاغْفِرْ لَهَا وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ.ـ

“Exalted are You, O Allah, my Lord. It is with You that I place my side (upon the bed) and it is with You that I take it up (after sleep), and in case You withhold my soul, then grant pardon to my soul, and if You keep release it, then protect it with that with which You protect Your pious servants.”

11-In the Morning and In the Evening

The prophet peace and blessing be upon him said: “there is one who says, [the following dua] three times in the morning of every day, and three times in the evening of every night, except that nothing shall harm him.” The dua is:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ.ـ

“In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name, nothing in the earth or the heavens can cause harm, and He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.”

What does bismillah al rahman al rahim mean?

bismillah al rahman al rahim in Arabic is written as (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم) and it means “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful”.

Which surah has no bismillah?

The only surah that has no bismillah is surah Al- Tawbah.

Which sahabi wrote bismillah first?

Ali ibn Abu Talib. Was the first sahabi to right bismillah al Rahman al Rahim “In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful”.

Why do we say bismillah?

What happens when you say Bismillah?

The word Bismillah simply means in the name of Allah, the prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said:

“Any important work that does not begin with Bismillah is imperfect”. Another version says: “Any important work that does not begin with Bismillah is devoid of Barakah”. So, we recite bismillah before we do anything to ask Allah for his blessings.

How many times has bismillah repeated in Quran?

It is mentioned in the Quran 114 times. At the beginning of each surah except Surah Al-Tawbah. And was repeated twice in surah Al-Naml.

 

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