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bismillah

Line breaks: bis|mil¦lah
Pronunciation: /bɪsˈmɪlə
 
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Definition of bismillah in English:

exclamation

In the name of God (an invocation used by Muslims at the beginning of an undertaking).
Example sentences
  • It was only after he recited bismillah (Muslim phrase said prior to the commencement of any activity) that the lock turned.
  • ‘The first thing I learnt was ‘bismillah irrahman irrahim’.
  • Each threw seven times, chanting ‘bismillah’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’.

Origin

from Arabic bi-smi-llāh, the first words of the Koran.

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