Tuesday, January 22, 2013

iOS shortcuts for Islamic expressions

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Here's how you can set these up. 

On iPhone and/or iPad, go into Settings, then General, then Keyboard, then Shortcuts. Click the + button on the top right. 

You will see this screen:

For Phrase, put in the arabic phrase. For example: 

For shortcut, put in the string you would like to have replaced, for example: pbuh (which stands for "Peace be upon him"). 

Hit save, and you will be back to your list of shortcuts. Here is my list of shortcuts: 

So that you could copy/paste into your own list, here they are in text:

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

وَعَلَيْكُمْا لسَّلاَمُ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ


جزاك الله خير

سبحان الله

ما شاء الله


and, of course, everybody's favorite phrase that they use for procrastination: 
ان شاء الله 

Please don't abuse that last one. When you say it, you have to have 100% intention to actually do the thing you are promising, and when you say it, you really are saying "I will absolutely do this, and nothing will stop me, if Allah is willing". It's an aqeedah thing, not a back out strategy for the insincere. 

As for ﷺ , it is worth noting that it is a special case in that it is actually a unicode character built into the arabic character set. More info on that: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_Unicode 

Now remember me and my family in your duas when you use this :-)


At 10:25 PM, Blogger yusufyacoob chauke said...

assalam wailekum waragmatulahi wabarakatuhu,brother amir,how do i subscribe to your blog so that i get all the latest updates.i only read one article so far and i am satisfied that there is a lot to learn from you.



At 11:15 AM, Blogger Amir Memon said...

I don't post blog posts very often anymore, most of my activity nowadays is on Quora. My Islamic stuff tends to be dawah oriented, so not sure how much you'd learn. This is a great resource btw if you understand urdu: bayaans.org


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