Religions in Arabic Vocabulary

Learn vocabulary related to religions in Arabic. Today you are going to learn Arabic names of religions and other vocabulary useful while discussing this topic.

The vocabulary lists include pronunciation of each word and plural if any.

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religions in arabic

How to say religion in Arabic

The word religion in Arabic is دين  [diin] and plural for diin is أدْيان [adyaan].

Names of common religions in Arabic

Learn how to say Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Atheism and more in Arabic:

EnglishArabicPronunciation
Islamالإسْلامal-islaam
Christianityالمَسيحِيَّةal-masiiHiyya
Judaismاليَهودِيَّةal-yahuudiyya
Hinduismالهِنْدوسِيَّةal-hinduusiyya
Buddhismالبوذِيَّة al-buudhiyya
Sikhismالسّيخِيَّةas-sikhiyya
TaoismالطَّاوِيَّةaT-Taawiyya
Secularismالعَلمانِيَّةal3almaaniyya
Atheismالإِلحادal-ilHaad

Religion vocabulary in Arabic – followers

Learn Arabic words for the followers of different religions:

EnglishArabic Pronunciation
Muslimمُسْلِمmuslim
ChristianمَسيحِيّmasiiHiy
Jewيَهودِيّyahuudiy
Hindusهِنْدوسيّhinduusiy
Buddhistبوذِيّbuudhiy
Sikhسيخِيّsiikhiy
TaoistطاوِيّTaawiy
AtheistمُلْحِدmulHid
Catholicكاثوليكِيّkaathuuliikiy
Orthodoxأُرْثُوذُكْسِيّurthuudhuksiy
Protestantبْروتُسْتانْتِيّbruutustaantiy

Common Religion vocabulary in Arabic

Learn common words related to religion such as: church, prayer, pious etc.

EnglishArabicArabic plural
Prophetنَبِيّ
nabiyy
أَنْبِياء
anbiyaa’
Mosqueمَسْجِد
masjid
مَساجِد
masaajid
Church/
synagogue
كَنِيسَة
kaniisa
كَنائِس
kanaa’is
Imamإِمام
imaam
أَئِمّة 
a’imma
Priestكاهِن
kaahin
كُهَّان 
kuhhaan
Nunراهِبَة
raahiba
راهِبات
raahibaat
Sectطائِفة 
Taa’ifa
طَوائِف
Tawaa’if
Massقُدّاس 
quddaas
قَداديس
qadaadiis
Monkراهِب
raahib
رُهْبان
ruhbaan
Rabbiحاخام
Haakhaam
حاخامات
Haakhaamaat
Popeالبابا
al-baabaa
Bishopأُسْقُف
asquf
أَساقِف
asaaqif
Fastصَوْم
Sawm
Prayerصَلاة 
Salaa
صَلَوات
Salawaat
Repentanceتَوْبة
tawba
Holy/ sacredمُقَدَّس
muqaddas
Christian saintقِدّيس
qiddiis
قِدّيسون
qiddiisuun
Piousمُتَدَيِّن
mutadayyin
Islamic call
to prayer
أَذان
adhaan
The Qur’anالقُرْآن
al-Quraan
The Bibleالكِتَاب
al-kitaab
Gospel
(also used as bible)
إِنْـجِيل
injiil
أَناجِيل
The Torahالتَوْرَاة
at-tawra
Mercyرَحْمَة
raHma
Fateقَدَر
qadar
Soulروح
ruuH
أَرْواح
arwaaH
Judgement Dayيَوْم القِيامة
yawm alqiyaama
Monotheismتَوْحِيْد
tawhiid

Important verbs

Learn few basic religion verbs in Arabic:

EnglishArabic
to prayصَلَّى
Sallaa
to fastَصام 
Saama
to worshipعَبَدَ
3abada
to blessبارَكَ
baaraka
to ask/seek
forgiveness
اِسْتَغْفَرَ
istaghfara
to sacrificeضَحَّى
DaHHaa

Religions in Arabic Quiz

Religions in Arabic Quiz

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