Expressions: "Insha'Allah", "Masha'Allah" & "Alhamdulillah"

Q193 :When should the phrases "Insha'Allah", "Masha'Allah" and "Alhamdulillah" be used? It seems as if some people's conversation consists of virtually these words only. Please comment.


A193 : Insha'Allah means "Allah willing". Therefore it is said when someone expects to do something or promises to do it or when he hopes that something will be realized. It may be used when talking of the future as some may say "When we are in November, Allah willing, I hope to ...". Masha'Allah means "whatever Allah wills". It is chiefly used as an expression of admiration or glorifying Allah for anything with which one is pleased. It is also usable in conditional sense, meaning "whatever Allah wills, will be realized." Alhamdulillah means simply "praise be to Allah". It can be used in all situations to praise Allah for anything or any event. If some people use these phrases frequently, they should be commended for that. They simply relate anything in life to the will of Allah, which is perfectly acceptable.


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