There is no
god but He, the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can
seize Him nor sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth.
Who is there that can intercede in his presence except As He
permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His Creatures As) before or
after Or behind them. Nor shall they compass Aught of His knowledge
Except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend Over the heavens And the
earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them For He
is the Most High, The supreme (in Glory). Al-Baqara (2):255
family of ‘Imran". ‘Imran
was the father of Mariam (Mary), the
mother of the Prophet Isa (Jesus), peace be upon them. Surah 3 of
the Holy Qur’an.
AL-TASDEEQ (KUFR AL): A Major disbelief. Refusing to bow to Allah
due to pride, even though acknowledging the Divine Truth. It is the
type of Kufr that Iblis committed. Those Muslims who do not pray are
committing this same sin. See Kufr.
This is Surah 80 of the Holy Qur'an. The one who
frowned is the Holy Prophet Muhammad salla Allaho alaihe wassallam. The
one who was frowned upon was the sahaabi Abdallah ibn Umm Maktoum
razi Allah anhu
slave, a slave of Allah.
ABU BAKR, MAY
PLEASED WITH HIM: Also spelled Abi Bakr. He was one of the greatest
companions of Muhammad, May Allah bless him and grant him peace. His
full name is Abu Bakr as-Siddiq. The Holy Prophet, may Allah bless him
and grant him peace, called him as-Siddiq because he always believed in
Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, without any
reservation. He was the first of the four rightly guided Khalifaas
(al-Khulafaa al-Rashideen) from 1113 AH. The other three, may Allah
bless them, were: 1). Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be
pleased with him 13-23 AH.2). Uthman ibn ‘Affan, may
Allah be pleased with him, 24-36 AH. 3). Ali ibn Abi Talib,
may Allah be pleased with him, 36-40 AH. See Khalifaa.
Fiercest enemy of Islam and paternal uncle of Muhammad, may Allah bless
him and grant him peace. Surah 111 of the Holy Qur’an. Known as
is the Kunya (see Kunya) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless
him and grant him peace. It is prohibited to have the Kunya of the Holy
Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. See Sahi Bukhari,
Hadith 205, Vol, 8. Sahi Muslim, Kitab-ul Adab.
tribe that lived after the Prophet Nooh (Noah), peace be on him, in the
village of Ahqaf in Yemen. It was a very prosperous tribe, but was
rebellious against Allah Subhana Ta’ala and their Prophet Houd, peace
be on him. So Allah wa Ta’ala destroyed it with a fatal westerly
windstorm (Ad-Dabour). See Holy Qur’an, Houd (11):50-60.
BE ON HIM:
The first man and a Prophet. He was created neither in paradise nor on
Earth, but in the realm of Allah’s mercy. From there he was sent to
Jannah (Paradise), from where later he was sent down to Earth. He had
many offsprings, the most famous ones are Habil (Abel ) and Qaabil
(Cain). See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqarah (2):30-39, al-Maidah (5) 30-34.
especially the punishment for failing to obey Allah Ta’ala. See Holy
Qur’an, Ale ‘Imran (3):106.
for calling Muslims to prayer. The Adhan that is announced today was
formulated and formalized in 1AH. See Sahi Bukhari, Hadith 583,
special type of good-scented grass found in the Hijaz area of Saudi
Arabia. Also known as Idhkhir.
coursers". "Coursers" refer to war horses when they charge, stamp
their hooves, breathe heavily and snort in the course of the confusion
of battle. Surah 100 of the Holy Qur’an.
jinns who are large, powerful and very crafty. Singular: Ifreet. See
Holy Qur’an, An-Naml (27):39.
person singular of Falaah. See Falaah.
forgiver or pardoner, in the sense obliterating the memory of
wrongdoings from one’s mind. One of the ninety-nine attributes of Allah
Hijra means emigration. The Islamic calendar starts from the day Holy
Prophet Muhammad, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, emigrated
from Makkah to Madinah, in 622 A.D.
The Incomparable. When referring to Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala,
this means: a. That He has no comparison in His Essence or in any of
His Attributes. b. that there is no deity (worthy of worship) but
and traditions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and
grant him peace, Singular: Hadith.
means "orders". In Islam, orders are subdivided into six
- 1). Compulsory, (Fard)
= severe punishment if disobeyed. This takes two forms:
- a). Fard'ain
= Compulsory on every person, e.g. Salat.
- b). Fard Kifaya
= Compulsory on at least one person in the community, e.g. Salat
- 2). Necessary but
not cumpulsory (Wajib), e,g. Salat al-Juma'.
- 3). Recommended
but not compulsory (Mustahab), e.g. Sunnah prayers, Sadaqa.
- 4). Legal and
allowed (Halal), e.g. eating good food, marriage.
- 5). Dissaproved
of, but not forbidden (Makrouh), e.g. smoking tobacco.
- 6). Forbidden (Muharram,
Haram), e.g. Zina (fornication and adultery).
means "the People of the House". A polite way of addressing the
wife and the members of the household. Sometimes used to refer to the
family of the Prophet Muhammad, may the blessings and peace of Allah be
upon him and on his family and on all his companions. The blessings
here are addressed to the entire household. See Holy Qur’an, Houd
AHLUL KITAB: Literally
means "the People of the Scripture". It refers to Yahoud
(Jews), Nasara (Christian) and Saabe-een (Sabians). Those who believe
in the trinity and that Jesus is God and or the Son of God are
considered as Kuffar (unbelievers), even though they are Ahlul Kitab.
See Maghdoub and Daaleen. See Holy Qur’an, Yusuf Ali, Al-Maida
(5):19, 75-76. See Holy Qur’an, M. Pickhall, Al-Maida (5):17, 72-73.
Literally means "The people of the Book (the Holy Qur’an) and the
sayings and traditions, (the Sunnah of Muhammad, may Allah bless him
and grant him peace)." This refers to the people who strive to follow
exactly the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Muhammad, may Allah bless
him and grant him peace, without any deviations.
name of Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Prophet Isa
(Jesus), peace be on him, prophesied his coming. See Muhammad, may
Allah bless him and grant him peace. See Holy Qur’an, As-Saff (61):6.
AHQAF (AL): Name
of Village in Yemen. Home of the people of ‘Ad. See "Ad. Surah 46 of
the Holy Qur’an.
Clans". A famous battle between the early Muslims and the
rejectors, in which the Muslims, under the directions of Salman
al-Farisi, dug a trench around the city of al-Madinah al-Munawarha to
thwart the advance of the unbelievers in 5AH. The battle is also known
as the Battle of the Khandaq(Battle of the Trench). See Holy
Qur’an, An-Nur (24):55, Al-Ahzab (33):920.Surah 33 of the Holy Qur’an.
PLEASED WITH HER): Daughter of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (may Allah be
pleased with him ) and wife of Muhammad, may Allah bless and grant him
AJAL: 1). Yes.
Appointed time. In Islamic terminology it refers to the (appointed)
time of death. Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Qur’an that He will not,
(and therefore no-one else can), alter the time of someone’s death.
Muslims reject such statements as "the doctor saved his life", or "he
would have lived longer if..." Such statements are made by those who do
not believe in Allah or do not have the understanding of the necessity
to believe in Allah, thus exposing themselves and saying that the power
over life and death is within human capability.
Gambling and intoxicants were prohibited by Allah in the strongest
terms possible, "Ajtanibou!". It is the highest level of
forbidding what is haram. Haram = not only haram, but also a
direct prohibition ordered by Allah Ta’ala. "Ajtanibou!" = not
only haram, but also a direct command not to approach or be near it for
any reason whatsoever. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqarah (2):219, Al-Maida
Holy Qur’an is divided into thirty parts. Singular: Juz.
means "ate". In Islamic theology, it usually means: 1).
devouring what is forbidden, whether it be mental, moral, social,
physical or spiritual. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Maida (5):69. 2).
Spiritual "eating" of the good things in the hereafter in Jannah
(Paradise). See Holy Qur’an, Ar-Ra’d (13):35.
Shirk. This is divided into four categories: 1). Shirk
Ad-Du’a. 2). Shirk al-Niyyah wal Iraada wal Qasd. 3).
Shirk-al-Ta’a. 4). Shirk al-Muhabbah. For full
explanation see Shirk.
Hereafter. Not the life in the Barzakh (the life of the grave),
but the life in Jannah (Paradise) or the Nar
High". Surah 87 of the Holy Qur’an.
Peace be on him. This is said whenever the name of a malak (an Angel),
a nabi (a Prophet) or a rasool (a Messenger) of Allah is mentioned,
except for the name or title of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu
‘aliehe wa sallam). See Sallahu ‘alaihe wa sallam.
Singular of ‘Alameen. See 'Alameen.
its root word from "Alam", meaning world. The Qur’anic meaning of
‘Alameen varies from verse to verse, depending on the context in which
it is placed. 1). In Surah 1:2, it means "of all the
worlds". 2). In Surah 3:42, it means "of all nations" 3).
In Surah 3:97, it means "of all created beings". "Wa ma
arsalna illa rahmatan lil ‘Alameen." (We have not sent you [O Muhammad]
but as a mercy to all creation.) Surah Al-Anbiya 21:107.
blood". Also called Surat Iqraa. Ayat (verse) 1-5 of this Surah
were the first five verses revealed to Muhammad, may Allah bless him
and grant him peace. They were revealed to him through the Holy Spirit,
the Angel Jibreel (Gabriel), peace be on him, in the Ghar Hiraa (cave
of Hiraa) in Jabal an-Nur. See Surah 96 of the holy Qur’an.
7km west of al-Madinah al-Munawarah.
of Allah al-Malik al-Qudus, al-Aziz al-Hakeem. See
Surah Taha (20):5
AL-MUHAJJALUN: A name that will be given to those Muslims who, on
the Day of Resurrection, will have parts of their bodies shining due to
their perfect ablution practices. Read Bukhari, Hadith 138, Vol. 1.
All praise (is to Allah). 2). Another name for Suratul-Fatiha. Surah
1 of the Holy Qur’an.
Praise be to Allah. Should be said on all occasions and especially
after sneezing. Abu Huraira related that the Prophet Muhammad, may
Allah bless him and grant him peace, said: ‘When any one of you
sneezes, then he should say "Al-Hamdulillah", and his brother
or friend (who listens) should respond by saying "Yarhamuk Allah",
(Allah have mercy upon you). and then the person sneezing should
reciprocate by saying "Yahdikumullah wa yuslahu balakum" ( may
Allah guide you and improve your condition). Sahi Bukhari.
ALI IBN ABI
ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH HIM: One of the greatest companions of the
Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. The last of
the four rightly guided Khalifs (al-Khulafaa al-Rashideen), may Allah
bless with him, he ruled from 36AH to 40AH. He was martyred while
praying in the Masjid (mosque). See Khalifaa
ALIF LAM MIM:
letters, called al-Muqtta’at, revealed at the start of certain Suwar of
the Holy Qur’an.
religious scholar. Plural: Ulamaa.
Cleaving". Surah 82 of the Holy Qur’an.
of the people of Shaam. See Miqat.
seat of Allah, Al-Hayyu al-Qayoum. The size of His seat extends
over all the heavens and earth. Even though it is such a huge creation,
it is still much smaller than the ‘Arsh (the Throne) of Allah
Ta’ala. Surah 2:225 is called Ayatul Kursi. See Surah al-Baqara
(2):255 see ‘Arsh.
of the Creator of the universe and all that it contains.It is derived
from the word "Ilah" which means "the One deserving all
worship", the One to whom all hearts submit in love, fear, reverence,
desire, trust and sincerity, and to whom all limbs submit in all forms
of worship such as prayers, supplications, sacrifices, invocations,
etc. Allah has decreed that His Holy name is "Allah"
and has ordained that all His creation call upon Him by the name of "Allah".
In the original Bible and Taurat (in the Hebrew text), the name "Allah"
In Islam, the
name God is
not used for fear of misunderstanding. To the Christians, it will give
them a mental image of a human being (the Prophet Jesus, son of Mary,
Peace be on him), to some Hindus it creates a mental picture of an
animal (a cow). To the Zoroastrians it creates a picture of a fire. Allah,
there is none but He, King of universe, the Creator and Originator of
all that there is, He has no beginning nor end. He was not begotten nor
did He beget. He is not like anything.
Allah". This is said when invoking Allah Ta’ala. For example, "Allah
humma atina fid dunya hasana wa fil akhirati hasana wa qin a ‘adhab
an-nar". "O Allah, give us the good of this world and the good
of the Hereafter and preserve us from the Hellfire."
the Exalted. See Subhana wa Ta’ala.
is the Greatest.
famous goddess in the Hijaz used to be worshipped by the pagan
Arabs in the pre-Islamic period of ignorance. See Holy Qur’an,
HIM: Elisha. A Prophet of Islam. See Holy Qur’an, Al-An’aam
(6):36 Saad (38):48.
trust or the moral reponsibility or honesty, and all the duties which
Allah has ordained.
accept our invocation.
AMMA BA'DU: An
expression used for separating an introductory main topic in a speech;
the introductory topic is usually concerned with Allah's Praises and
glorification. Literally it means, "whatever comes after." It is
generally translated as "then after" or "to proceed."
of the Faithful. Title of the leader in the Islamic nation after the
death of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
The first four faithful commanders of the new Islamic nation were
called Al-Khulafaa al-Rashideen, "the rightly-guided Khulafas"
(see Khalifaa). They were given this title because they carried out
their duties perfectly according to the Holy Qur’an and the practices
and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant
the good. The full version is "Amr bill Ma’roof wa nahi ‘anil
Munkar". (enjoining the good and forbidding the evil).
Cattle". Surah 6 of the Holy Qur’an.
with a spearhead. Read Sahi Bukhari, Hadith 583, Vol.1.
Prophets". Surah 21 of the Holy Qur’an.
ANFAAL (AL): "The
Spoils of War." Surah 8 of the Holy Qur’an.
Spider". The Spider who made its web over the Ghar Thaur (Cave
of Thaur) where Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and
Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, hid from the Quraish on his
way to Madinah. Surah 29 of the Holy Qur’an.
See Holy Qur’an, Al-baqara (2):219.
means "Helpers". 1). The Inhabitants of Madinah, the Aus and
the Khazraj tribes, who embraced Islam and supported the Muslim
emigrants against the pagan Quraish and other tribes who made war on
the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. See
Ansari. 2). Helpers of the Prophet Isa (the Prophet Jesus, son of
Mary), peace be on him. See Holy Qur’an, As-Saff (61):14 Singular:
inhabitant of Madina who embraced Islam and supported the Muslim
emigrants who had fled from persecution in Makkah and other places
during the time of greater repression against the Holy Prophet
Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and his companions,
may Allah be pleased with them all. See Holy Qur’an, Suwar Al-Hashr
(59):9, Al-Munafiqun (63):7.
means belief. In Islamic terminology, it means articles of faith. There
are six articles of faith. They are:
1. Belief in
1). He is
and Creator of all that there is. 2). He is the True God and
All other deities are false. 3). He is One,and has no
associates (son or otherwise). 4). He alone has the knowledge
of the Unseen and of the Hour. 5). In His Names and Attribute. 6).
He never came down to earth in any shape or form. 7). He is
Everlasting, He did not beget nor was He begotten and He is not like
(angels). We believe:
honored servants. 2). They act only by His command. 3).
They are made out of light. 4). They obey all of Allah’s
commands. 5). All angels are good and incapable of wrong doing
(We do not believe in the notion of a "Fallen angel".)6). They
may be seen by some men only by Allah’s consent. See Malaikah.
We believe He
sent down books with every messenger .The original books of Allah that
were sent to the Prophets Abraham, Moses and Jesus no longer exist in
their original form. We believe only in the original Taurat
(Torah), Zaboor (Psalms) and Ingeel (Gospel). The Holy
Qur’an that was revealed to the Seal of the Prophets, Mohammad, may
Allah bless him and grant him peace, is the only perfect book of Allah
that is free from corruption and is a true source of light for all
4. His Rusull
Messengers). We believe.
Ta’ala include Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
Abraham, Noah, Jesus , Moses, peace be upon them all. Allah's
Messengers are human beings. Muhammad’s message encompasses and
abrogates all the messages of all the other messengers, since Muhammad,
may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is the last Messenger and the
Holy Qur’an is the Last Message from Allah before the end of the world.
5. Belief in
of Judgment. We believe.
Day, which is the day of Judgment. 2). There will be no
intercessors except by Allah’s leave. 3). Muhammad, may Allah
bless him and grant Him peace,will be given permission to intercede on
behalf of all those who believed in Allah and the Last Day and who
submitted their will to Him, that is, those who are "Muslims"
(Muslim = One who submits his or her will to Almighty Allah). 4).
Heaven is for the believers and Hell is for the rejecters. 5).
In the fount (Kawthar) of Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him
peace. 6). Our book of deeds will be given to us in our right
or left hand (to the believers and unbelievers respectively).
6. Belief in
the Divine Decree. We believe:
whether good or bad, which Allah has measured and ordained for all his
creatures. 2). His decree cannot be changed except by his
leave. 3). Allah has granted man the free will to choose
between good and evil. Thus, there is no excuse for wrong action in the
sight of Allah Ta’ala.4). All that is to happen until the Day of
Judgment is already written down on the Lauh al-Mahfudh.
O Allah! Let
die except in Islam, and raise me on the Day of Judgment only as a
Muslim. Ameen! Singular: ‘Aqaaid.
AQIQ (AL): A valley
in Al-Madina about seven kilometers west of it
Sacrificing of one or two sheeps on the occasion of the birth of a
child, as a token of gratitude to Allah. See Sahi Al-Bukhari, The
Book of 'Aqiqah, Vol. 7, Page No. 272.
AQRA HALQA: It
just an exclamatory expression, the literal meaning of which is not
meant always. It expresses disapproval.
from Siwak is made. See Siwak.
ARAF (AL): "
Heights". Surah 7 of the Holy Qur’an.
pilgrimage site, about 25km east of Makkah al-Mukarramah. Standing on ‘Arafah
on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah and staying there from mid-day to sunset
is the essence of the Hajj (the Pilgrimage).
four compilers of - Abu Da'ud, Nasa'i, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah.
translated as dams or embankment. The ‘Areme (dam) that is
referred to in Surah 34:16 is the Maarib Dam whose
traces still exist in Yemen.
This refers to the indispensable pillars of Islam. There are five Arkan
bearing witness. All Muslims must believe in and utter the Shahadatain.
1). The first
Shahada is: Ashhadu an la illaha illal ‘lah. (I bear witness
that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah.)
2). The Second
Shahada: Ashhadu anna Muhammadar Rasoolullah. ( I bear witness
that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.) Singular: Shahada = bearing
witness, Dual: shahadatain = Bearing witness.
3. Seeam, fasting.
Also spelled as Saum. To fast in the month of Ramadan.
dues. To pay 2.5% of one’s yearly savings to the poor and needy
Muslims. The Zakat is compulsory on all Muslims who have saved
(at least) the equivalent of 85g of 24 carat gold at the time when the
annual Zakat payment is due. Zakat is also due on other things
such as silver, animals, crops, etc. For full explanation on Zakat
refer to the relevant books written on the subject.
pilgrimage. To perform the pilgrimage to the Holy City of Makkah at
least once in one’s lifetime (if one is able to afford it).
of Allah. The ‘Arsh is the immense starless heaven that encompasses the
visible Universe, which is referred to as the Kursi. Sayyidina ‘Ali,
may Allah be pleased with him, said that the relation of the Kursi
to the ‘Arsh is like that of a small ring lying in the middle
of a vast desert. This is why ‘Arsh is correctly translated as ‘Throne’
and Kursi as ‘Seat’ or Footstool’,. although sometimes
those who are unaware of the existence and nature of the ‘Arsh
translated Kursi as ‘Throne’.
AS: See ‘Alaihe
The specific reason and circumstances for the revelation of various
verses of the Holy Qur’an. For example: Surat at-Tauba, Ayat 79-80
(the story of Abu ‘Aqeel). In 9AH Muhammad, may Allah bless him and
grant him peace, asked for contributions to finance his Tabuk
expedition. Being very poor, but still yearning to contribute, Abu
‘Aqeel decided to offer his services, which lasted from dusk till dawn.
He received only two handfuls of barley in payment. He took the entire
payment and presented it to Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him
peace. A group of Munafiqeen (Hyprocrites) saw this and started
to deride Abu ‘Aqeel by saying. "Look at Abu ‘Aqeel, does he think that
Allah is in need of such a pathetic donation?" Allah Ta’ala become so
angry with them that He immediately sent down the Holy Spirit Jibreel
(The Angel Gabriel), peace be on him, to reveal Surah 9:79:80
to Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
male relatives of a deceased person from the father's side.
minor disbelief. Being unappreciative of what Allah Ta’ala has
provided. See Kufr:
A Minor Shirk:
ar-Rea’. It is carrying out a religious act for worldly gains and
not for the pleasure of Allah. For example, giving Zakat (charity) for
the sake of fame or praise. 2. Shirk At-Tasmee’: a).
Swearing by other than Allah. b). To say: "I depend on Allah
and you." c). To depend on any man. d). To say: "Oh
Allah, by the honour of Muhammad do such and such for me." e).
Any belief, saying or action that might lead to Al-Shirk al-Akbar
(Major Shirk). See Shirk.
Compilers of the Prophetic Ahadith on Islamic Jurisprudence.
means "companions of the Right", the righteous people. On the
Day of Resurrection, Allah Ta’ala will sort out the good and evil. They
will be divided into three groups: Muqarraboon - the exalted
class, those who are nearest to Allah Ta’ala. Ashab al-Maimana
- the righteous people, those who are destined to enter Jannah
(Paradise). Ashab al-Ma-Mash’ama - literally means "companions
of the left"; these people will be the inheritors of the Nar
(Hellfire). For full explanations of; Muqarraboon, see Surah
Al-Waqi’ah (56): 11-26; Ashab al-Maimana, see Surah 56:27-40. Ashab
al-Mash’ama see Surah Al-Waqi’ah (56):41-56.
Literally means "companions of the left", the evil-doers. These people
will be the companions of the Nar (Hellfire) on the Day of
Resurrection. For full explanation: See Ashab al-Maimana. See Holy
Qur’an, Al-Waqi’a (56):41-56.
of the wood. Another name for the Midianites. See Madyan. See Holy
Qur’an, Al-Hijr (15):78, Al-Shu’ara (26):176-191.
Most Honoured of all the Prophets. One of the titles of the Holy
Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
famous place between Madinah and Makkah.
day of Muharram (the first month of the lunar Islamic calendar). It is
a Sunnah to fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharram to commemorate the
freeing of the people of Prophet Musa (Moses), peace be on him, from
the Fir’aun (Pharoah) of Egypt. Read Sahi Bukhari, Hadith 222, Vol.
of Fir’aun (Pharoah). She is one of the four greatest created females,
the other three being;
may Allah be pleased with her, the mother of the Prophet Isa (Jesus),
peace be on him. 2). Khadija, may Allah be pleased with her,
the first wife of Muhammad, may Allah bless and grant him peace. 3).
Fatima, may Allah be pleased with her, the daughter of Muhammad,
may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
mended, corrected, improved ways of behavior. See Holy Qur’an,
(TAWHEED AL): Unity of Names and Attributes of Allah Ta’ala. To
believe that: 1). None can qualify or name Allah except as He
or Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, named or
qualified Him. 2). None can be named or qualified with Names of
the Attributes that belong only to Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala. For
example, none may be called ‘Al-Muhyee" (the Giver of Life)
except for Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala himself. 3). We must believe
in all the Ayat and Ahadeth (sahih) regarding the attributes of Allah
without altering their meaning in any way whatsoever.For full list of
the attributes of Allah Ta’ala: See Tawheed.
Ninety-nine Beautiful Names (Attributes) of Allah Ta’ala. It is haram
to add or to delete from the list of Attributes of Allah. It is also
haram to give such attributes to anyone else. For the full list of Al-Asmaul
Husna:See appendix 1
The third compulsory Salat (prayer) of the day. It can be prayed at any
time between mid-afternoon and a little before sunset. Surah 103 of
the Holy Qur’an.
"Peace be on you". Greeting of the Muslims. The response to this
greetings is "Wa ‘Alaikum Assalam wa Rahmatul-lahi wa Barakatuh",
And on you be the Peace and Mercy of Allah and His Blessing.
Truthful". This title was given to Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased
with him, by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant
him peace. When Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
related his experience of Al-Isra (his night journey to Masjidil
Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem) Wal Mi’raj (and his ascension through
the seven heavens) to Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, he
immediately and without any reservation replied "Sadaqt": "You
have spoken the truth". From that on Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased
with him, came to be known as Abu Bakr as-Siddiq.
seek forgiveness from Allah:
the Sahabah, the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and
blessing of Allah be on him and them.
The part of
the body that must always be concealed, except in front of spouses. 1).Man:
from his navel down to just below his knees. 2). Woman: her
whole body, except for her face, hands and her voice.
living in house.
Protectors, friends, supporters, helpers. Comes from the same root word
as Maula. Singular: Walee.
the Holy Qur’an. Literally means "a sign". Plural: Ayat.
means signs (of Allah Ta’ala). 1). Verses of the Holy Qur’an
are called Ayat because each one is a sign from Allah Ta’ala for those
who understand. 2). Within the Ayat (verse) themselves Allah
gives us numerous Ayat (signs), amongst which are: a) His power
b) His creation (earth, heavens, universe, etc..) c) What
is in store for those who reject Allah and His messengers and what is
in store for the righteous who accepted Allah and His messengers.
255th verse of Surah al-baqarah (2) in the Holy Qur’an. See the
beginning of Section (A) of this book.
HIM: Job. A Prophet of Islam. He was renowned for his patience,
hence the idiom "Sabr Ayoub" (the patience of Job), which means
complete patience and constancy.
is a term used for eleventh, twelfth and thirteen of Dhul-Hijjah.
who already has had a sexual experience, who maybe widowed or divorced.
"Al-’Aziz". The Almighty. One of the ninety-nine attributes of
Allah Ta’ala. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Hajj (22):40. 2).
Title of Egyptian nobleman during the time of the Pharaohs. Sulaikha
was the wife of Aziz who tried, but failed, to tempt the Prophet Yusuf
(Joseph), peace be on him, into seduction. See Holy Qur’an, Yusuf
means "arrows". It was used in divination to seek good fortune
in any decision taken by the pre-Islamic pagan Arabs. See Holy
Qur’an, al-Maida (5):90.
interruptus, i.e. pulling out the penis from the vagina at the time of
ejaculation of semen for the purpose of birth control,otherwise known
in Husband and wife.