Allāh - (الله)
Mā šāʾ Allāh (ما شاء الله) is an Arabic phrase that expresses appreciation, joy, praise or thankfulness for an event or person that was just mentioned. Towards this, it is used as an expression of respect, while at the same time serving as a reminder that all accomplishments are so achieved by the will of Allah. It is generally said upon hearing good news. People may use this phrase to protect themselves from jealousy, catching the evil eye, or jinxing.
The triliteral of šāʾ is š-y-ʾ "to will", a doubly weak root. The literal English translation is "God has willed it", the present perfect of God's will accentuating the essential Islamic doctrine of belief in destiny, qadar.
Person A: I have just become a father!
Person B: Masha'Allah!
Among non-Arabic peoples 
The phrase has also found its way into the colloquial language of many non-Arabic peoples, such as Persians, Turks (who say "maşallah"), Kurds, Bosniaks, Albanians and Muslims and Urdu-speakers of South Asia (who say "Masha'allah"), and some of the peoples of the Balkans who once lived under Turkish rule, including some who are not of the Islamic faith (Serbians, who say "mašala"). Bulgarians, whose official religion is Christianity, often say "машала" to congratulate someone. In the vernacular form of Cypriot Greek speakers invoke Masha'Allah in a similar fashion to Turks.
See also 
- Assalamu Alaikum
- Deus Vult
- Fi Aman'illah
- Predestination in Islam
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