Classical Arabic

Religious English

The language used by religious people can sometimes be difficult to relate to for secular people. Here is an attempt at translating religious concepts in simple English.

worship: to display humble love and respect for, especially through prayer and daily life fear: to respect the power of, to be mindful of the power of

apex
apostate
former Muslim
bless
to help and protect
fear (God), to
to feel respect and wonder for the power of (God)
fornication
premarital and extramarital sex
god
a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge, etc., and that can affect nature and the lives of people; one of various spirits or beings worshipped in some religion
God
the single, top-level force that created and regulates the universe and which Christians, Muslims and Jews show respect and love for
gracious
kind and forgiving; helpful and kind
heart
the place where emotions are felt
lord
one who has power and authority
miracle
unexplainable event
merciful
kind and forgiving
praise (God), to
to express thanks to or love and respect for (God)
pray, to
to communicate with God, especially to thank or to ask for help
sin
an action that is considered bad or wrong according to religious rules or moral values (being off course)
source
supreme
ultimate
worship, to
to show respect and love for (God or a god)

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