basmala

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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic بَسْمَلَة(basmala)

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basmala (countable and uncountable, plural basmalas)

  1. (Islam, countable) The prepositional phrase 'بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم(bismi llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm, In the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate)'.
    • 2009, Juan Eduardo Campo, Encyclopedia of Islam, Infobase Publishing (→ISBN), page 94:
      The basmala, also known as the tasmiya, is an Arabic word for the phrase bi- smillah ir-rahman ir-rahim, “In the name of God most compassionate, most merciful.” This is the first verse of the Quran; it begins all of its chapters but one (Q9)...
    • 2006, Oliver Leaman, The Qur'an: An Encyclopedia, Taylor & Francis (→ISBN), page 116:
      But only Kufa and Mecca counted the basmala in al-Fatiha as verse 1, whereas the readers of Basra, Damascus and Medina did not count the basmala as a separate verse but achieved the number of seven verses by subdividing other...
  2. (Islam, uncountable) The act of uttering Bismillah.

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basmala

  1. occasions or gatherings governed by social rules

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basmala f (plural basmalas)

  1. basmala