Abu Hurairah, may Allah be
pleased with him, related that Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant
him peace, said that a man said to the Holy Prophet: "O Messenger of
Allah, my relatives are such that I cooperate with them, but they cut
me off; I am kind to them, but they treat me ill; I forebear and they
are rude with me." The Holy Prophet said, "If you are as you say, you
are feeding them with hot ash; and so long as you continue as you are,
Allah will always help you and He will protect you against their
mischief." Saheeh Muslim
Abu sa’id, may Allah be pleased
with him, related that Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him
peace, said: "The world is green and sweet (full of riches and
temptations) and Allah will appoint you (as His) viceregent in it, and
will see how you behave. So beware of this world and of women (i.e.
avoid much indulgence in the world and sexual misbehavior)." Saheeh
Ibn mas’ud , May Allah be pleased
with him, related that the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and
grant him peace, said: "On the Day of Judgment, Hell will be dragged
forth and it will have 70,000 bridles, each bridle being pulled by
70,000 angels." Saheeh Muslim.
Karram Allah Wajhu.
cube-shaped stone building whose foundations were built by the angels
and completed by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son, the Prophet
Ismael, peace be on them, in Makkah.It was rebuilt with the help of
Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.It is the
focal point towards which all Muslims face when praying.
AL-YAMANIYAH: Also known as Dhi al-Khalasa. A place
where pagan idols used to be worshipped in Yemen in the pre-Islamic
time of ignorance.
complete. There is nothing perfectly complete except Allah Ta’ala.
Major sins. Such sins as Shirk (see Shirk), Qatl (Murder),
Zinah (fornication and adultery), the taking of Riba (usury),
Sirq (theft), etc.
An expiatory gift. The prescribed way of making amends for wrong
actions, particularly missed obligatory actions. For example, if a
person swears to do something in the name of Allah, but later finds out
that he is not in a position to keep that pledge, then he must pray a Kaffara.
Kaffara is paid in various ways, usually by freeing a salve,
feeding the hungry, or fasting for a specified number of days. Contrast
with Fidya (compensation). See Fidya.
KAFIR: Unbeliever. Someone who covers up the truth
and rejects Allah and His messengers, may Allah bless them and grant
them peace. There are many different ways in which a person becomes a
disbeliever in Allah. For full explanation see Kufr. Plural: Kuffar.
"The Unbelievers". Surah 109 of the Holy Qur’an.
Literally means camphor. It is a special
heavenly perfume that will be mixed with non-intoxicating, pure wine
and be given to the righteous in the Akhira (Hereafter). See Holy
Qur’an, Al-Insan (76):5.
"The Cave". Surah 18 of the Holy Qur’an.
TAYIBAH: "The Pure Word", i.e. the assertion that
there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah. "La illaha
KALIMATU’LLAH: Statements of Allah Ta’ala. Words of Allah.
WAJHU: "May Allah be graceful to him". This. is most
commonly used when referring to Ali ibn Talib, may Allah be pleased
with him, because he was the first man to embrace Islam, and after
Khadija, may Allah be pleased with her, the second of the earliest
Muslims, never having had any connection with other religions.
Literally means to earn. This does not only mean the earning of a
livelihood, but rather the spiritual reaping of the consequences of
one’s deeds, whether they be good or evil. See Holy Qur’an, Luqman
Means "Eclipsed" in regard to the sun.
Lie. Particularly one invoking denial of Allah and His messengers, may
Allah bless them and grant them peace.
1). "The fount of Kawthar". A Sacred fount in
(Paradise). It is the source of all the four rivers of Paradise, and
feeds the Hawd of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and
grant him peace. See Surah 108 of the Holy Qur’an. 2).
The Hawd, which is filled by Al-Kawthar is at the end
of the Siratul Mustaqeem. It is a gift from Allah to the Holy Prophet,
may Allah bless him and grant him peace. It is to quench the thirst of
the true believers.
ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH HER: First wife of the Holy Prophet,
may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and one of the four greatest
females created, the other three being: 1). Mariam (Mary),
Mother of the Prophet Isa (Jesus), peace be on them. 2). Asiya,
the wife of Fir’aun (Pharaoh). 3). Fatima, daughter of
Muhammad, may Allah bless them and grant them peace.
AL): The Hidden Shirk. Being dissatisfied with what Allah
has ordained for a particular person. Hidden Shirk is to inwardly
worship anything or anyone other than Allah, or to inwardly associate
something or someone as a partner with Him, especially one’s self. See
KHAIBAR: A famous town north of Madinah. It was the
place where a great battle took place between the Muslims and the Jews
in 10AH. The Muslim victory at Khaibar destroyed Jewish influence in
the Arabian peninsula for many centuries, until the introduction of the
modern Jewish banking system throughout the world. See Holy Qur’an,
KHAIF: Name of a Masjid (mosque) in
KHAIRUL UMMAM: The best nation amongst all nations in
the sight of Allah Ta’ala, i.e. Al-Ummal Islamiah (the Muslim
Highest form of frienship. The love that is
mixed with one’s own soul. The Prophet Muhammad and the Prophet
Ibrahim, may Allah bless them and grant them peace, were ‘Khaleelu’allah’,
the intimate friends of Allah. They loved people for Allah, but their
greatest love was only Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala Himself.
To abide for ever. The good will abide in the Jannah (Paradise) and the
evil will abide in the Nar (Hellfire) forever. "Khalideena Feeha
Abda". (They will abide in there forever.) The word "Abada"
also means "Forever". Allah Ta’ala uses "Abada" to emphasize
"forever", reminding us that eternity is endless.
Derives its name from the word Khalafa, Yakhufu ----
meaning, one that comes after. Khulafa ------ the ones who
succeed others, in the sense of standing in as a representative for
someone else. Thus Khalifa = viceregent, the representative of
Allah. Khalifa has two main meanings: General : It refers to mankind,
particularly the believers. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara (2):30.
Every Muslim is a Khalifa and should carry the banner of Islam
high and strive to establish the Deen of Islam until Allah’s Word reign
supreme in the world. Specific: A Muslim ruler. There were four Al-Khulafaa
ar-Rashideen, "the rightly-guided Khulafaa": They are:
i). Abu Bakr as-Siddiq -
11-13 AH ii). Umar ibn Khattab - 13-23 AH. iii).
Uthman ibn ‘Affan -24-36 iv). Ali ibn Abi talib
- 36-40. May Allah be pleased with them. Plural: Khulafaa.
"AL-KHALIQ": The Creator. One
of the ninety-nine Attributes of Allah Ta’ala. Some useful words
regarding creation. 1). Khalaqa - "He Created". 2).
Khalq - "Creation". 3). Makhlooq - "Created". 4).
Khalaaq - "Creator" in the sense of "Originator".
Anything that is fermented and causes a state of drunkenness when
consumed. Khamr is prohibited by Allah Ta’ala in the strongest term
possible: "Ajtanibou" - "Leave it!" It is a higher level of prohibition
than forbidding it because it is Haram. Haram---- a direct prohibition
ordered by Allah Ta’ala. Ajtanibou ---- a degree more serious than
Haram. It is not only Haram, but also a direct command not to approach
or be near it for any reason whatsoever. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara
(2):219, Al-Maidah (5):93.
ditch". A famous battle between the early Muslims and the pagans in
which the Muslims built a Khanda (trench) on the protected side of the
city of Al-Madinah al-Munawara to prevent the advance of the Makkan
unbelievers in 5AH. The enemy were halted by this unexpected tactic,
and then driven away awful weather, mutual distrust and low morale,
without any major engagement having taken place. It was also called Ghazwat
ul-Ahzab (Battle of Clans), because the Makkan idol-worshippers
were assisted by the Jewish Tribes of Banu Nadhir, Banu Ghaffan and
Banu Asad. See Holy Qur’an, An-Nur (24):55, Al-Ahzab (33):9-20.
imposed on the revenue out of land taken from non-Muslims to ensure
their rights under Islamic Law.
of Khawarij. See Khawarij.
Means "eclipsed" with regard to the moon.
KHATAM ANBIYA: The seal of the Prophets. This is the title
of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless and grant him peace.
Allah Ta’ala sent many prophets, from Adam to Isa (Jesus), may the
blessing and peace of Allah be on all of them, and then sent Muhammad
as the last messenger to the Ins wal Jinn (mankind and the Jinn) with
the final and complete revelation, the Holy Qur’an. This is one of the
reasons why Allah Ta’ala Himself decreed that it is He who will
preserve and be the Guidance of the Holy Qur’an. It is the only Holy
Book today that has not been altered (not even a single letter has been
altered!). Allah Ta’ala’s promise is true. Has not the time come for
those who reject to see the truth? Allah Ta’ala has sent an unlimited
number of proofs to prove that the divine truth lies in the Holy Qur’an
and with the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him
peace. It is clear for those who wish to see them. And those who choose
to reject them will have only themselves to blame. For another proof
Allah humma inni ballght; Allah
humma inni ballaght; Allah humma inni ballaght:
O Allah, surely the message has been
delivered; O Allah surely the message has been delivered; O Allah,
surely the message has been delivered.
KHAUF: Fear. Only fear of Allah is acceptable to Allah Ta’ala.
Khauf is a general fear, e.g.: 1 . Fearing the unknown. 2 . Fear of
failing. 3 . Fear of losing wealth. etc.
Taqwa is the fear of something specific
and its consequences:
a). Fear of Allah and of His
wrath. This is the mark of a true believer. This is a blessed Taqwa
that will lead to Paradise. b). Fearing Shaitan or man for the
evil they can do, without taking into consideration that Allah has
power over them. This is a cursed Taqwa that will lead to the Hellfire.
The opposite of Khauf is Rija (hope), hope for
generosity and blessing from Allah Ta’ala.
The people who dissented from Islam and created a false belief which
was not part of the Holy Qur’an or the teachings of the Holy Prophet
Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Singular: Kharj.
THA’LAB: She is the woman who
is referred to in the Surat al-Mujadalah (Surah 58:1-6).
1). Store houses or places where things are stored. 2).
Treasures or where treasures are kept. Singular Makhzan.
KHIMAR: A type of Hijab (Veil) which covers the face,
but leaves the eyes exposed, as opposed to the Niqab, which covers the
entire face, including the eyes.
eclipse. There is a special Eclipse Salat (prayer) which lasts
as long as the eclipse itself.
form of divorce. When a wife leaves her husband after giving him a
certain compensation, usually part or all of her dowry.
AR-RASHIDEEN (AL): The
rightly-Guided Khalifaas. They were the first four rulers of the Muslim
Ummah (nation) after the death of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah
bless him and grant him peace. They were called "The Rightly-Guided
Khalifaas" because they ruled exactly as was ordained by Allah
Ta’ala and the Prophet Muhammad. They were:
1). Abu Bakr as-Siddiq -
11-13AH 2). Umar ibn Al-Khattab -13-23AH 3). Uthman
ibn ‘Affan - 23-36AH. 4). Ali ibn Abi Talib -
36-40AH. May Allah be please with them.
small prayer mat, just large enough for hands and forehand.
One-Fifth war booty given Allah’s cause. See Holy Qur’an. Al-Anfaal
The greatest sermon in the history of mankind was called Al-Khutbatul
Wida’ (the farewell sermon), given by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may
Allah bless him and grant him peace, during his last Hajj in 10AH.
There are various types of sermons, e.g.
1). Khutbatul Jum’a - the
Friday sermon. This is given immediately before the Jum'a Salat
(prayer). 2). Khutbatul Eid - the Eid sermon. This is
given immediately after the Salat (prayer) of the two Eids. 3).
Khutbatul Nikah - the marriage sermon. This is during the
NIKAH: A speech given at the time of concluding a marriage
There are three types of Kutub (books):
1). The Book of record or deeds.
On the Day of Judgment, everyone from both man and Jinn will receive
their book, in their right or left hand, according to the preponderance
of their good or bad deeds and thus will either enter Paradise or be
cast into Hellfire. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Qamar (54):52-53. 2).
Al-Kitab. The Book (or Revelation). Refers especially to the Holy
Qur’an, but also refers to the original revelations revealed to the
earlier messengers of Allah, may the blessing and peace of Allah be on
them. See Qur’an. 3). Ordinary books. i.e.books written by
people, all of which are subject to human error and cannot be compared
to the Qur’an. The Qur’an is the uncreated word of Allah Ta’ala.
powder, made from finely ground antimony and used both as a make-up and
as medicine for the eyes.
style of angular writing often used for early hand-written copies of
the Holy Qur'an.
Those who reject Allah and His messengers, may Allah bless them and
grant them peace. There are different ways of not believing in Allah.
For full explanation, see Kufr.Singular: Kafir.
in Allah’s Commands, including refusal to accept whatever the Prophet
Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, taught. There are
two levels of Kufr: 1). Kufr Al-Akbar (major
disbelief). Major Kufr is subdivided into five categories: a). Kufr
al-Taktheeb. Denying the divine truth. b). Kufr al-Abaa
wa Stakbara ma’al-Tasdeeq. Refusing to bow to Allah due to pride,
even though acknowledging the divine truth. c). Kufr
ash-Shakk wa Dhann. Doubting any or all of the six articles of
faith (see ‘Aqaaid), even if not completely denying them. d). Kufr
al-Iraad. Knowingly turning away from the divine truth. e).
Kufr al-Nifaq. Disbelief through hypocrisy. 2). Kufr
al-Asghar (minor disbelief). Being unappreciative of what Allah
Ta’ala has provided.
respectful and affectionate way of calling as "Abu" or "Umm"
(Abu----father of - mother of) followed by the name of the eldest son;
if there is no male offspring then the "Abu" or "Umm" is
followed by the name of the eldest daughter. It is prohibited to have
the same Kunya as the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and
grant him peace, e.g. It is not permitted to call someone "Abul
Qasim". Sahi Bukhari, Hadith 205, Vol. 8. Sahi Muslim, Kitab
eclipse. There is a special Eclipse Salat (prayer) which lasts as long
as the eclipse itself.