Here’s some vital words which pepper everyday conversation here –
Inshallah – means “God Willing,” – example: See you in the morning, Inshallah.
Alhamdilallah” – “thanks be to God” – example: How are you? I’m fine, Alhamdilallah!
Mashallah – “Allah has blessed you” – correct and frequent use of this word is very important. For instance, in the UAE if you compliment a neighbour on their beautiful home, a new car, or their lovely family, it is vital you follow the compliment up with “Mashallah”. If you don’t, they may think you are jealous and begrudge them their home/car/family!
Haram – “Forbidden” – usually means by the Quran.
Today’s mosque can be found in Sayq, Jebel Akhdar, Oman. It is either recently built or rebuilt and is a beautiful structure tucked away beside a minor road to the farms.