Mashallah is a way of praise and saying gratitude in Islamic cultures, literally translating to “God willed it.”
It is related to the phrase “inshallah” which is the future form of the term, said to express hopes, it translates to “If god wills it”.
Origin of the term
Mashallah is a popular and widely spread term in Islamic culture, heard in all parts of the world, from the deserts of Morocco to the banks of the Nile and the Indus.
It is a way to express faith in the Islamic predestination.
Spread of the term
Thanks to Islam’s influence on the global culture, it is heard in all four corners of the world, though it is mostly utilized by the followers of Mohammad.
Mashallah is also encountered in Christian countries that were exposed to influence of the Near-East, including Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria, as well as Armenians and Pontian Greeks.
- Urban Dictionary – Mashallah