Surely in the creation of
the heavens and the earth and in the difference between the night and
the day are signs (of His Soverignty) for people of understanding,
those who remember Allah, standing, sitting and reclining and who
reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth (and say), "Our
Lord! You did not created this in vain. Glory be to You! so preserve us
from the doom of the fire. Our Lord! Whomever You cause to enter the
Fire, him indeed You have confounded, and for evildoers there will be
no helpers. Our Lord! Surely we have heard a crier calling unto faith:
‘Believe in your Lord!’ So we have believed. Our Lord! Therefore
forgive us our sins and rid us of our evil deeds and make us die the
death of the righteous. Our Lord! And give us what You have promised to
us through Your Messengers. Confound us not upon the Day of
Ressurection. Surely You do not break Your promise." Aali Imran
Book revealed to the prophet Dawood (David), peace be
ibn Haritha was one of the first people to accpet Islam. He was a
freeman of the Prophet Muhammad,may Allah bless him and grant him
peace. For furfuher information See Zaid ibn Haritha. See Holy
Qur’an, Al-Ahzab (33):28, 37-38, 50. See Zaid.
PEACE BE ON HIM: The Prophet
Zachariah. A prophet of Islam. He looked after Maryam, the mother of
Jesus, in the Temple of Solomon, when she was a child. He was the
father of the Prophet Yahya, peace be on them all.
Muslim’ wealth tax: One must pay 2.5 % of one’s yearly
savings above certain amount 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 annuaal Zakat payment is
due. Zakat is also due on other things such as silver, animals, crops,
etc. For a full explanation on Zakat refer to the relevant books
written on the subject. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara (2):43, 110, 177,
277, An-Nisa (4):162, Al-Maida (5):58. See Bukhari, Book of Zakat. See
Muslim, Book of Zakat. Zakat is one of the Arkan of Islam. See
AL-FITR: A small obligatory head-tax imposed on every
reponsible Muslim who has the means for himself and his dependents. It
is paid once yearly at the end of Ramadan before Eid al-Fitr. See Sahi
Bukhari, Kitabul Zakatul Fitr. See Sahi Muslim, Ahadeeth, 2159,
major error, e.g. unintentional backbiting. Generally
speaking, a person seeks Allah’s forgiveness immediately after
realizing that he or she has committed a Zallah.
(AL): "The Earthquake". One of the names of the
Yaum al-Qiama. Surah 99 of the Holy Qur’an.
The sacred well inside Al-Haram ash-Shareef in Makkah.
Complete and utter unbelievers in Allah and the Last Day.
special mixture that will be in one of the drinks of the
people of the Jannah (Paradise). See Holy Qur’an, Al-Insan (76):17.
extremely bitter and thorny tree that grows at the
bottom of Hellfire. See Holy Qur’an, Al-ISra (17):60, As-Saffat
(37):62-66, Ad-Dukhan (44):43-46, Al-Waqi’ah (56):56
ZEENA: (1). Allurements of the worlds. See
Holy Qur’an, Al-Kahf (18):46 (2). Beauty and ornaments of
Woman. See Holy Qur’an, An-Nur (24):31.
and adultery, i.e. sexual intercourse between
partners who are not married to each other. One of the Kabair (major
sins) in Islam. Allah Ta’ala has prescribed flogging (100 lashes) and
year’s exile for either a man or a woman who commits Zinah and is not
married. Although it is not expressly stated in the Qur’an, the Prophet
Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made it clear that a
married man or woman who commits Zinah is to be stoned to death.
Similarly, homosexuals and lesbians in a Muslim community are put to
death. These measures protect the cohesion of the family, and
accordingly of the community as whole. See Holy Qur’an An-Nur
or unbeliever. Anyone who does not believe in
Allah and who rejects His Messengers, may Allah bless them and grant
false evidence. The act of committing perjury.
(AL): "The gold Ornaments". Surah 43 of the Holy
(AL): "The Troops". Surah 39 of the Holy Qur’an.