When Should You Say Mashallah? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “when should you say Mashallah?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are four important things about “when should you say Mashallah?” which I will explain in this article. The four important things I mean are as follows:

  1. What Is Mashallah?
  2. Is It Important to Say Mashallah?
  3. When Should You Say Mashallah?
  4. Is It a Sin If You Don’t Say Mashallah?

What Is Mashallah?

The first important thing about “when should you say Mashallah?” what I will explain now is “what is Mashallah?”. I want you to understand that first before you read more explanations in this article because it is a basic question about Mashallah that must be well understood.

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What Does Mashallah Mean?

Mash Allah Meaning in Arabic, English and Islam

In several previous articles, I have explained that Mashallah is one of the sentences in the Arabic-Islamic language. The writing is مَا شَاءَ اللهُ.

Linguistically, the meaning of Mashallah (مَا شَاءَ اللهُ) is “something that Allah wills”. While the meaning of Mashallah (مَا شَاءَ اللهُ) in Islam is as follows:

One: that God willed all things to have happened.

Two: that it is God who wills everything that is happening.

Three: that it is Allah who wills all things to be
occur.

That’s a brief explanation of “what is Mashallah?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Is It Important to Say Mashallah?

The second important thing about “when should you say Mashallah?” what I will explain now is “is it important to say Mashallah?”. I want you to understand that now because it is one of the important questions in this discussion that must be well understood.

Before I explain the answer to that question (is it important to say Mashallah?), there is one important question that we must understand the answer to first. The question I mean is “is it obligatory to say Mashallah?”.

I say this question as an important question for us to understand first because the question is very closely related to the main question that we are discussing.

If we read some Islamic literature about Mashallah, we will not find an explanation that saying Mashallah is obligatory. One thing we can conclude about that is that saying Mashallah is a sunnah or recommendation.

Now, if you ask me, “is it important to say Mashallah?”, the answer is “yes, saying Mashallah is important but it is a recommendation or sunnah, not an obligation.” That’s the answer.

That’s a brief explanation of “is it important to say Mashallah?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

When Should You Say Mashallah?

The third important thing about “when should you say Mashallah?” what I will explain now is a specific explanation. So, I really hope you guys read the explanation below well.

To be honest, if we read some Islamic literature about Mashallah (مَا شَاءَ اللهُ), we will not find a specific explanation about when you should say Mashallah (مَا شَاءَ اللهُ).

But if we understand the meaning of Mashallah in Islam, as I have explained in the previous few paragraphs, we can conclude that you are encouraged to say this sentence when:

One: when you hear a story about something that has happened, be it something good or something bad. For example, when you hear the stories of the Prophets, when you hear the stories of those who opposed the Prophets, when you hear stories about the history of struggle in Islam, and so on.

Two: when you are looking at something surprising, be it something good or something bad. For example, when you see something good that makes you wonder, when you see something bad that makes you wonder, and so on.

Three: when you hear a story about something that is about to happen, be it something good or something bad. An example is when you hear stories about Heaven, pleasures in Heaven, Hell, torments in Hell, and so on.

That’s a brief explanation of “when should you say Mashallah?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

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