﷽ Arabic Ligature Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
“Arabic Ligature Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem” description
The Basmala, also known by its incipit Bismillah, is the name of the Islamic phrase "bi-smi llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm": "In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful".
This is the phrase recited before each sura of the Qur'an – except for the ninth. It is used in various contexts (for instance, during daily prayer) and is used in over half of the constitutions of countries where Islam is the official religion or more than half of the population follows Islam, usually the first phrase in the preamble.
The Basmala is used extensively in everyday Muslim life, said as the opening of each action in order to receive blessing from God. Reciting the Basmala is a necessary requirement in the preparation of halal food.
In the Indian subcontinent, a Bismillah ceremony is held for a child's initiation into Islam.
The three definite nouns of the Basmala—Allah, ar-Rahman and ar-Rahim—correspond to the first three of the traditional 99 names of God in Islam. Both ar-Rahman and ar-Rahim are from the same triliteral root, "to feel sympathy, or pity".
The Basmala has a special significance for Muslims, who are to begin each task after reciting the verse. It is often preceded by Ta'awwudh.
“Arabic Ligature Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem” on various operating systems
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