Masha Allah | Islamic calligraphy Art | Muslim art
The literal meaning of “Mash’Allah” is “what Allah wishes.” However, being used so commonly in our daily conversations, it’s actual meaning has changed. As you must have observed, “MashAllah” is usually uttered when we are given some good news or we see something positive or nice.
It’s now become more or less the English equivalent of “oh my goodness” or “wow” which I agree is quite irrelevant because it’s not really said with the thought of Allah. But going back to the original, mentioning “MashAllah” with reference to its actual meaning of “what Allah wishes” is uttered at the receipt of good news as a gesture to counter the idea of envy that may arise in the hearts & minds of the envious ones. This does make a lot of sense.
It’s a gesture to promote contentment and reject envy at a time when a person might be prone to acquiring envy. Unfortunately, those who are jealous by nature continue being jealous.
This piece of Islamic Art is made on request only. Please message or call me before placing an order.