Muslims incorporate blessings into many simple daily activities.
Muslims incorporate blessings into many simple daily activities.

For Muslims, blessings are always made as an invocation to Allah to protect and bless the person in question. In Muslim tradition, asking Allah to bless those around you is common. It is incorporated in greeting, expressions of thanks and welcome, when talking about the Prophet and his companions, and even after someone sneezes. While these blessings may seem small, they are daily reminders for Muslims of their devotion to their faith.

Say "As salamu aleiykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh" when you meet a person of the Muslim faith. In English, this phrase means "Peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you," and it is a blessing for a safe and happy life. You may also say "As salamu aleiykum," or simply, "Peace be upon you."

Counter a Muslim greeting with "And peace be upon you."

Use the phrase "JazakAllahu khair," or "May Allah reward you for the good" for expressions of thanks. A shorter acceptable version of this blessing is "Jazakallah" or "May Allah reward you."

Say "BarakAllahu feekum," or "May Allah bless you," when someone offers you a blessing of thanks.

Say goodbye with the blessing "Fi Amanullah," which means "May Allah protect you."

Say "Yar hamukallah" after someone sneezes, or "May Allah have mercy on you."

Say "Sal allahu aleihi wasallam," or "Peace be upon Him," whenever you talk about the Prophet Muhammed. For other prophets and angels, say "Alaihi salaam," which also translates to "Peace be upon him."

Say "Radi Allah Anhu," when speaking about male companions of the Prophet. It means "May Allah be pleased with him." Similarly, for female companions say "Radi Allah Anha," or "May Allah be pleased with her." For groups, say "Radi Allah Anhum," or "May Allah be pleased with them."