O you who believe ! If you
keep your duty to Allah, He will give you discrimination (between right
and wrong) and will rid you of your evil thoughts and deeds, and will
forgive you. Allah is of Infinite Bounty. Al-Anfaal (8):29.
O Mankind! Fear your Lord.
Surely the earthquake of the Hour (of Doom) is a trememdous thing. On
the day when you behold it, every nursing mother will forget her
nursing and every pregnant one will be delivered of her burden, and and
you will see mankind as if they were drunk, yet they will not be drunk,
but the Doom of Allah will be strong (upon them). Al-Hajj
Every self shall taste
death. And surely you will be paid on the Day of Resurrection only what
you have earned. Whoever is removed from the Fire and is made to enter
Paradise is indeed successful. The life of this world is only an
illusory comfort. Aali ‘Imran (3):185.
You will not attain
righteousness until you give of that which you love. Aali ‘Imran
YA SIN: "Ya Sin". Surah 36 of the Holy
PEACE BE UPON HIM: Jacob, A prophet of Islam. He was also
known as Israel. His twelve sons each became head of their own tribe
and these were known as the twelve tribes of Israel. Jacob was the son
of Ishaaq, who was the son of Ibrahim (Abraham), peace be on them.
YAHOUD: The Jews. This term is correctly used
to describe the three tribes of Israel - the tribes of Juda, Levi and
Benjamin - who after the twelve tribes had escaped from Egypt with
Moses, peace be on him, and settled in the Holy Land, seperated from
the other tribes of Israel (who were known as the Israelites) and
became known as the Judahites. The Term ‘Judahite’ was shortened to
‘Judean’, which was then eventually shortened to ‘Jew’. The judahite
Jews re-wrote and altered the Torah several times and formulated the
Talmud (incorporating the Mishnah, the Jerusalem Gemara ,the Babylonian
Gemara and the Madrash), and their religion became known as Judaism.
‘Yahoud’ is the Arabic equivalent of ‘Judahite’. It is clear,
therefore, that the term "yahoud’ can only really be correctly used to
describe the Middle Eastern and Sephardhic Jews; and can only be
loosely applied to the Ashkenazim Jews who are descendants from the
Turkic Russian tribe of the Khazars who embraced Judaism in the seventh
century, but who were not originally descendants from any of the twelve
tribes of Israel. It is for this reason that some commentators identify
the Ashkenazim Jews with ‘Jew wa Majewj’ , Gog and Magog, (since they
are ‘Jews’, but not Judahite Jew), about whom it is prophesied in Ezekiel
38-39 that they will come from their place in the far north
(Russia), helped by many nations, and attack the land of Israel, and
that eventaully there will be a mighty battle in which they will all be
PEACE BE UPON HIM: John the Baptist, A prophet of Islam.
Son of the Prophet Zakaria and Al-Yasaabat (Elizabeth), and the
maternal cousin of Mariam (mary), Mother of Isa (Jesus), peace be upon
them. He was therefore a cousin of the Prophet Isa (Jesus), Son of
Mariam (Mary). He was sent by Allah Ta’ala to prepare the way for the
Prophet isa. The Prophet Yahya was imprisoned, then later beheaded by
Herod in order to prove his infatuation for a dancing girl (his niece).
It is unfortunate that Nasara (Christians) choose to call him John,
because the name Yahya has a special place in history. He was the man
ever to be called Yahya. See Holy Qur’an, Aali ‘Imran (3):39,
Al-An’am (6):85, Maryam (19):12-15, Al-Anbiya (21):90-91.
Miqat of the people of Yemen. See Miqat.
Certainty. Faith in general is based on the Yaqeen of the believer. It
has three stages: (1). Ilm al-Yaeen - Knowledge of certainty. (2).
Ayn al-Yaqeen - Source of certainty. (3). Haqq al-Yaqeen -
Truth of certainty. The Raja of Mahmudabad defined them thus in this
metaphor.(1). You are told there is a fire in the forest. (2).
You reach the fire in the forest and see it for yourself. (3).
You are the fire in the forest. See holy Qur’an,Al-hijr (15):99.
"Allah Ta’ala’s mercy be on you." This is the usual response to a
sneezer when he says "Alhamdu lillah" (Praise to Allah") after
A place in Shaam. Site of a famous battle.
Singular: Yateem . See Yateem.
It is major sin to harm, abuse or cheat orphans in
any way whatsoever. Allah Ta’ala will give a great reward to anyone who
takes care of orphans. Plural: Yatama. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara
(2):220, An-Nisa (4):2,6, 10, 127, Al-Isra (17):34.
One of the names of Al-Madinah before the coming of Islam.
AL-JAZA: Literally means the Day of Payment. Another name
for the day of Judgement, when mankind and Jinn will be paid what is
due to them, either by being sent to Jannah (Paradise) or to Nar
AL-QIAMA: Literally means the Day of Standing. This is the
Day when we will be raised from our graves and will stand while waiting
to be judged by Allah Ta’ala. This day has many names, including: (1.)
Al-Qari’a (Day of Clamour). (2.) Al-Taama al-Kubra (The
Complete Covering). For a complete list of the names and description of
the Yaum al-Qiama.
PEACE BE UPON HIM: "Jonah" or "Jonas". A Prophet of Islam. He was sent to the city of Nineveh (on
the left bank of the Tigris, opposite the city of Mosul, in Iraq, to
preach against their wickedness and call them to the worship of Allah.
The people of Nineveh at first rejected him, but when he pronounced the
curse of Allah upon them, repented their sins. However, he still left
the city in anger, forgetting that Allah is full of mercy, as well as
forgiveness. As a punishment, Allah Ta’ala caused a whale to swallow
him up for a limited time. In the darkness of the whale's stomach, in
the darkness of the ocean, in the darkness of the night, Yunus turned
to his Lord and asked for His forgiveness. The whale spewed him up on
the beach and, after recovering from his ordeal, Yunus returned to the
city whose inhabitants all became his followers. He then came to be
known as Dhu'l-Noon (man of the whale). See Holy Qur'an,
As-Saffa (37):139-149. Surah 10 of the Holy Qur'an.
PEACE BE ON HIM: "Joseph". A Prophet of
Islam. One of the sons of Yacoub (Yacob), peace be on them. Surah
12 of the Holy Qur'an.