July 5, 2008

Phrases for Muslim Travellers

Filed under: Phrases for Muslim Travellers — abuaisha @ 11:10 am

As part of my book collection, I have about 15 of Lonely Planet’s ever so useful phrasebooks. For anybody travelling to another country, these books are very useful. Of course all phrasebooks are relatively useful you might wonder, but the Lonely Planet books really are something amazing due to the fact that they actually contain phrases that you are likely to find yourself using, not just the standard phrases found in most phrasebooks. Whilst some of the books have phrases such as ‘Do you serve Halal food here?’, for the most part a Muslim will struggle in being understood when wanting to ask ‘Islamic’ questions such as ‘If we travel to this village will I be able to join my prayers according to the Shafi’i madh-hab?’.
Now as a Muslim traveller you can have the chance to learn some phrases to use on your travels. Inshaa’Allaah I will continue to update this section and improve the pages on each country/language in time.

If you have any suggestions or would like to help in adding a new language feel free to contact me at abuaisha [at]

Languages available:


Shāmi Arabic (Lebanese)

Tagalog (Filipino)

Tausug (spoken in southern Philippines) 



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