I know that some of the other SE have some custom markdown formatting allowed. I am suggesting that if we do this for example:

Prophet Muhammad [:s]

It should be converted to:

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him

Except prettier with the correct size. We can also have similar images for the name of Allah (swt), and Sahaba and so on. Also, if we decide the image will have Arabic text, we can have alt-text that gives the translation ("peace be upon him").

How about it?

  • I like the idea, but that seems to colorful. :-)
    – Dynamic
    Jun 21, 2012 at 19:42
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    Right, that's just an example. We can decide on the actual icon later
    – Atif
    Jun 21, 2012 at 19:57
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    There are some really nice graphics suggested here. Maybe turn it into a wiki post and add more?
    – user123
    Dec 7, 2012 at 16:04

2 Answers 2


We should be able to use the common abbreviations directly in the markup; that way everyone would only need to know the syntax, but wouldn't have to worry about learning the markup commands themselves. For example:

  • [:saws] = صلى الله عليه وسلم
  • [:as] = عليه السلام
  • [:ra] = رضي الله عنه
  • [:swt] = سبحانه و تعالى
  • [:pbuh] (probably synonym of :saws, maybe :as)
  • [:azwjl] = عز وجل
  • [:rha] = رحمه الله
  • Why the Ruby-like notation?
    – ashes999
    Jul 8, 2012 at 21:36
  • @ashes999 the notation choice was arbitrary; i was just expanding on what was used in OP.
    – goldPseudo Mod
    Jul 8, 2012 at 21:40

I know that this is not the optimal solution but it works just fine.

I have created a really quick userscript that provides this functionality, the notation is based on goldPseudo's answer. When you hover over an image you will get a translation of what it means.

Here is a list of the abbreviations used:

  • [:ra]   ->   ra
  • [:raf]   ->   raf
  • [:rap]   ->   rap
  • [:as]   ->   as
  • [:asf]   ->   asf
  • [:asp]   ->   asp
  • [:rha]   ->   rhaf
  • [:saws] (or: pbuh)   ->   saws
  • [:swt] (or: swta)   ->   swt
  • [:azwjl]   ->   azwjl

Here adding "f" indicates feminism and "p" pluralism.

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