Aisha, may Allah be pleased
with her, related: "Once the Holy Prophet, may Allah bless him and
grant him peace, returned from a journey after I had hung a curtain
with pictures on it, along a platform in front of my room. On seeing
this curtain the Holy Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
defaced the pictures on it; signs of anger were visible on his face ,
and he said, ‘Aisha, on the Day of Judgement, those who make pictures
of Allah’s creatures will be subjected to the severest punishment." Saheeh
Muslim and Saheeh Bukhari
Umar ibn Khattab, may Allah
be pleased with him, related: "Once some prisoners were brought before
the Holy Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Among them
was a woman who was running worriedly here and there, probably
searching for her missing child. When she found the child, she took it
up in her lap, drew it close and suckled it. The Holy Prophet, may
Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to his companions, ‘ Can you
imagine this woman ever throwing her child into the fire?’ We said, ‘By
Allah, no.’ At this, the Holy Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant
him peace, said, ‘Allah is more kind towards his servants than the
woman towards her child.’ " Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim.
Abu Yazan, May Allah be
pleased with him, related that the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless
him and grant him peace, said; "The lenght of his Salat (prayers) and
the conciseness of his sermon demonstrates a person’s intelligence and
wisdom. Therefore, let your prayers be long and your sermon brief." Saheeh
‘ALAYKUM ASSALAM: "And you be peace." The reply to
the Muslim greeting of "assalamu ‘alaikum" ("Peace be upon
Promise. "Wa’d Allah Haqqa" ("the Promise of Allah is true").
Revelation. Inspiration placed in the heart or mind of the Prophets by
Allah Ta’ala. Auha, Uhiya and Wahyu are derived from the same root,
WAILUN: (1). Literally means "Woe be upon
you". (2). Name of a pit in Hellfire.
means "face", but may have other meanings
according to its context in the sentence, e.g. (1).
Wajhahu - "his whole self", as in Al-Baqara (2):112. (2).
Wajhulah - "the Glory or Presence of Allah", as in Al-Baqara (2):115.
3. Li-Wajhi’llahi - "for the sake of Allah", as in Al-Insan (76):8.
guardian, a person who has responsibility for another
person; used particularly for the person who ‘gives’ a woman in
marriage. Also someone who is a ‘friend’ of Allah, one of the Sabiqoon
and Muqarraboon. Singular of Awliyaa. See Awaliyaa.
A Marriage banquet.
Endowment. A charitable trust in the name of Allah, usually in
perpetuity, and usually for the purpose of establishing the Deen of
Islam, teaching useful knowledgee, feeding the poor or treating the
(AL): "The Inevitable Event". Another name for the
Final Hour. Surah 56 of the Holy Qur’an. The Khalifah Uthman,
may Allah be pleased with him, was in the midst of reciting this Surah
when he was murdered.
and testament. Bequests. Allah Ta’ala commands us to
make a bequest of our goods to our parents and next of kin. See
Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara (2):180. The exact manner of distribution of
one’s goods is complicated and therefore should be studied very
carefully before writing out one’s will. Basically one can bequeath up
to one-third of one’s property to whomever one wishes, but the
remaining two-thirds must be divided between one’s surviving relatives
in fixed shares, as delineated by the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Singular:
(AL): A person who is kind and considerate to his kith and
(AL): The highest station with Allah on the Last Day,
reserved for the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him
mark. It is forbidden for a Muslim to have a
tattoo on his or her body. Wasm - Tattoo.
pagan. A person who worships idols, stones,
graves, trees, persons, angels or any other deity other than Allah
WISAAL: Fasting for more than one day continuously
without taking Suhur or Iftar. Thi is forbidden in Islam.
A Salat which has an odd number of Rak’at: two Rak’at, followed by one
Rak’a. This Salat is prayed last thing at night before one goes to
sleep, or else delayed and prayed at the end of the Tahajjud Salat
by those who rise in the night, seeking the pleasure and the face of
A ritual washing with water alone to be pure for the prayer. The way to
do Wudu is: (1). Wash hands thrice. (2). Wash mouth
thrice. (3).Wash nostril thrice. (4). Wash face thrice.
(5). Wash right forearm thrice. (6). Wash left
forearm thrice. (7). Wipe scalp and nape of neck and then ears
once, (or twice or thrice). (8). Wash right foot thrice. (9).
Wash left foot thrice. Once or twice is also allowed. See holy
Qur’an, An-Nisa (4):43, Al-Ma’idah (5):7. You must already be in
Ghusl for Wudu to be effective. You should ensure that your private
parts and underclothes are clean before doing Wudu. Once you have done
Wudu you remain in Wudu until it is broken by: Any of the conditions
which make it necessary to have a Ghusl. See ghusl. Emission of
impurities from the private parts: Urine, faeces, wind, prostatic
fluid, or other discharge. Loss of consciousness by whatever means:
usually by sleep or fainting. Physical contact between man and woman
where sexual pleasure is either intended or experienced. Touching your
penis with the inside of your hands or fingers. Leaving Islam. It is
necessary to be in Ghusl and in Wudu (or alternatively to do Tayammum
under certain circumtances) to do the Salat (prayer) and to hold a copy
of the Qur’an. See Tayammum.
places, particularly the stopping places at
Arafah and Muzdalifah during the Hajj. Singular: Mawqif.
Middle. Salatul Wusta refers to the middle prayer, which is the ‘Asr
prayer (the third of the five compulsary prayers), for those whose day
begins at dawn. However, some say it refers to the Fajr prayer. This is
because the Muslims follow a lunar calendar: the first day of a new
lunar month is only determined when the new moon is sighted shortly
after sunset. Therefore the Muslim day begins at Maghreb, and the first
prayer of the new day is Maghreb, which makes the third (middle) prayer