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- interj. In the name of Allah! (a Muslim exclamation)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. An adjuration or exclamation common among the Mohammedans.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In God's name: an adjuration or exclamation common among Moslems. Sometimes written bizmellah.
(pictured, frontman Freddie Mercury), not too many songs use the word "bismillah" - and some are tricky (it helps to pick out words that rhyme or words from the title), but all achieve a wonderful new kind of free-verse poetry; it seems the best lyrics still manage to tell the same story even when the words are shuffled.
If you set out on a journey, you mutter "bismillah" as you start -- "in the name of Allah."
"bismillah" at the critical moment, which of course spoilt everything.
Instead of just saying a simple shukran, thank-you, Tayeb always had to say shukran jazeelan, and he never hesitated to add a rahmit Allah or a bismillah alrahman al-rahim when he could.
He opened his speeches with the customary blessing, “In the name of God, the most gracious and compassionate,” but instead of bismillah al rahman al rahim he would say bismillah al wahman al wahim, lending a childlike air to his syllables even when his speech thundered with hate or threats.
Ferocity was in his heart, a vitriolic note was in his voice as he said to David, "If this be true -- the army rotten, the officers disloyal, treachery under every tunic -- bismillah, speak!"
In obedience to his orders the headman brings out a carpet and spreads it beneath the shadow of the wall, and pointing to it, says, "Sahib, bismillah!"
In the _Lingua Franca_ we have sometimes "_Avete_ bismillah?" or "bismillah_ato_?" that is,
This was the standard translation of bismillah, a phrase that prefixes all 114 chapters of the Qur'an bar one, and by which Muslims start all kinds of daily activities, including work, eating, travelling and making love.
Terrorism Council gadafi starts with the name of allah by saying bismillah September 23 2009
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