Islamic wall art with embossed Arabic calligraphy on a neat modern background featuring "Bismillah" (in the name of God). لوحة مودرن "باسم الله" ثلاثية الأبعاد من الخشب.
B-ismi-llāh means in the name of God. It is the opening phrase of all the chapters of the Qur'an—safe for the ninth. The piece reads "In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful" in Arabic.
Bismillah is extensively recited by most Muslims before any action that requires effort. It is done so with the belief that it will bless the action.