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The Lord's Prayer

أَبَانَا الذِي فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ،
لِيُقَدَّسَ اسْمُكَ.
لِيَأْتِ مَلَكُوتُكَ،
لِتَكُنْ مَشِيئَتُكَ فِي الأَرْضِ كَمَا السَّمَاءِ.
ارْزُقْنَا خُبْزَنَا كَفَافَ يَوْمِنَا،
وَ اعْفُ عَنْ خَطَايَانَا،
فَإِنَّنَا نَعْفُو عَمَّنْ يُخْطِئُونَ بِحَقِّنَا.
لاَ تُعَرِّضْنَا لِلغِوَايَةِ،
بَلْ نَجِّنَا مِنَ الشِّرِيرِ.
فَلَكَ المَلَكُوتُ وَ الجَبَرُوتُ وَ المَجْدُ أَبَداً.

The Lord's Prayer in Arabic

Abana alathie fi asamawat,
li yatakadas ismok,
li ya’atie malakotok,
litakon mashia tok,
kama fisama’
kathaleka ala al ard.
A’atinia khubzana
kafafa yawmina,
wa igfer lana khatayana,
kama nahnu naghfer la man akhta’a elayna,
wa la tudkhilna fit a jareeb;
laken najjina min ashireer.

Approx. Transliteration in English:-

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

in heaven

as well as on earth

give us bread

for our life today

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us

and do not lead us into temptation

but deliver us from the evil one.


The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.


Further links and resources:-

Useful forum discussion by Orthodox Christians on different forms of the Lord's Prayer in Arabic

Catholic oriented site, with the Lord's Prayer in the original Arabic text

The Lord's Prayer

A short inspiring reading of this famous prayer:-

Explore the Lord's Prayer through the writings of three famous biblical theologians (Matthew Henry, Adam Clarke and Albert Barnes).

The Lord's prayer opens with addressing God as "Father who art in Heaven". There are then seven petitions. The first requests are contected with the worship of God ("Hallowed be thy name") and His ways. The next four concern the needs of man - his physical ("Give us today our daily bread"), mental (with temptation) spiritual (against evil) and relational needs (forgiveness). The prayer then concludes with a doxology.