What is the definition of 'Basmalah'?

Hi there,

I am from United States studying about Islamic Culture and I really would need your help to define what exactly BASMALAH is. Thank you.


Hello to you too. 

The basmalah is the Arabic name for the phrase: bismillahi-rrahmaani-rraheem, which in Arabic is: , and this means: In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.  There are some phrases in Arabic that have special names, and the basmalah is one of them.

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