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Thursday, April 12, 2012

glossary----->Suhaib Webb


Adhan (أذان)

The call to prayer.

Ahadith (أحاديث) [sing. Hadith (حديث)]

The sayings and traditions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Ahkam (أحكام)

Rulings and orders derived from the Qu’ran and Sunnah. Five kinds of orders: Wajib, Mustahab, Mubah, Makruh, and Haram.

Ahl al-Kitab (أهل الكتاب)

“People of the Scripture,” or followers of pre-Islamic monotheistic religions with some form of scripture believed to be of divine origin. It refers to Jews, Christians and Sabians.

Akhirah (آخرة)


`Alayhi As-Salaam (عليه السلام)

“Peace be upon him.” This expression follows after naming a prophet (other than Muhammad), or one of the noble Angels (i.e. Jibreel (Gabriel), Mikaeel (Michael), etc.)

AlhamdulilLah (الحمد لله)

“Praise be to God!”

Allah (الله)

God; the only deity worthy of worship. It derives from the word “Ilah” which means “the One deserving all worship,” the One to whom all hearts submit in love, fear, reverence, trust and sincerity.

Allahu Akbar (الله أكبر)

“God is the Greatest.”

`Alim (عالِم) [pl. `Ulama’ (علماء)]

A scholar in any field of knowledge. In the context of Islamic Discussions, it has the connotation of a religious scholar.

Ansar (أنصار)

Literally means “helpers.” In Islamic history, the Ansar were the supporters of the Prophet Muhammad who welcomed the Muslims in Madina.

`Aqeedah (عقيدة)

The Islamic creed, or the six article of faith, which consists of the belief in God, Angels, Prophets, Scriptures, the Day of Judgment, and Destiny.

As-Salamu `Alaykum (السلام عليكم)

The Islamic greeting, which translates “Peace be upon you.” In addition, wa RaḥmatulLahi wa BarakatuHu (ورحمة الله وبركاته) means “and the Mercy of God and His blessing.” The response to this greeting is wa ‘Alaykum as-Salam wa RahmatulLahi wa BarakatuHu (و عليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته), which means “And on you be the Peace and Mercy of God and His Blessing.”

AstaghfirAllah (أستغفر الله)

“I seek forgiveness from God.”

A`udhubilLah (أعوذ بالله)

“I seek refuge in God.”

Ayah (آية) [pl. Ayat(آيات)]

Literally means “a sign.” A verse of the Holy Quran

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