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Ya (يا)

The word 'Ya' is often followed by another word like Allah, so 'Ya Allah' means 'O God'. Ya can also mean 'you'.

Ya Allah (يا الله)

O` Lord or O` God. This phraze is uttered when praying in supplication to Allah, amongst other things.

Yahudi (يهودي)

A Jew.

Yahya( یحیی )

Prophet Yahya (PBUH), or John the Baptist is one of the Prophets of Islam. He was the son of Prophet Zackariah (PBUH), maternal cousin to Mariam (PBUH), and cousin to Prophet Isa (PBUH). He paved the way for Prophet Isa (Jesus) and also baptized him.

Yameen (يمين)

Right - as in the direction.

Yantasiroon (ينتصرون)

Yantasiroon comes from the word nasr which means victory. Yantasiroon means 'They (shall) have victory (over)'. An example of its usage is 'Innal mu'mineena sawfa yantasiroona ala qawmi-dhalimeen' - The believers shall have victory over the oppressive nation.

Yaqeen (يقين)

Certainty or doubtless conviction.

Yaqin (يقين)

See Yaqeen.

Yaqoob (يعقوب)

Jacob (in English), son of Isaac (Ishaq), the Prophet, was also called Israel which means "Servant of Allah." His grandparents, Abraham and Sarah, were given the tidings of his piety and prophethood. Jacob was the father of Joseph (Yusuf). His 12 sons became the progenitors of the tribes of Israel.

Yarhamakallah (يرحمك الله)

Yarhamakallah is a phrase meaning '(may) Allah be gracious towards you'.

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