Frequently Asked Questions
What is Muslimas’ Oasis?
First please read our About page which describes our purpose and the people behind Muslimas’ Oasis. In short, we are a network of brands and a collaborative blog by and for Muslim (and non muslim) Women. Our blog includes articles about the things that are important to us, interviews with people who inspire us and reviews of products we love.
How can I help?
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters, visitors and not least the Authors who devoted their time and talent to making Muslimas’ Oasis what it is. Support our authors and our efforts by getting involved yourself!
Join the community by:
- Becoming a Fan of Muslimas’ Oasis on Facebook. You can also support the projects in our network.
- Commenting on and Sharing our posts.
- Tweeting about Muslimas’ Oasis (@muslimasoasis)
Spread the word by:
- Linking to our website from yours.
- Sharing our content on Social Media.
- Talking about Muslimas’ Oasis on your Blog, Group or Website.
- Using our Resources in your Local Community.
Make dua that Allah will accept our efforts and make this project successful and beneficial.
What does this word mean?
Islam – The name of the religion followed by 1.5billion people worldwide. Islam means submission to the will of God and comes from the same root word as Salam or Peace.
Muslim/Muslima – A (male/female) believer in the religion of Islam.
Allah – This is the Arabic word for God however unlike the English word it does not have a plural and is neither masculine nor feminine.
Qur’an (Koran) – The book of divine revelation sent from Allah, through the Angel Gabriel to Muhammad. Islam’s holy book.
Alhamdolillah – Literally “The praise is for Allah”. This phrase is used by Muslims to express thanks and gratitude to Allah.
As-Salamu Alaykom – This is a greeting used among Muslims which means “Peace be upon you” the response to this is Wa Alekom As-Salam (And on you be peace). It has a wide variety of spellings.
InshaAllah – God Willing.
MashaAllah – By Gods Will. Muslims say this when they see something they like, it is used much like a prayer for protection against envy.
Jazak Allahu Khairun – May Allah reward you with good.
AstaghferAllah – May Allah forgive me.
Salah/Salat – Prayer/Prayers.
Hijab – Muslim Women’s dress. Hijab is commonly used to refer to the head covering many Muslim women wear, however the term more correctly refers to the entire dress and code of conduct required of Muslim women in public.
Shariah – The code of law derived from Qur’anic and Prophetic teachings.
Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Salam – “May the Peace and Blessings of God be upon him.” A prayer said by Muslims when mentioning the name of Muhammad. Alayhi Salam (upon him be peace) is a simpler version used for Prophets and Angels.
Bismillah – With the name of God. Muslims try to begin everything with the name of God.
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