Islamic Terms Dictionary

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A.H.
means After Hijrah. It is the reference used in the Islamic calender, instead of A.D. which is used in the Christian calender.
Abna
means sons or children. It is used for children who had Persian fathers and Arab mothers.
Adhan
the Muslim call to prayer. It is used to signify the time of prayer for the five obligatory prayers.
Ahl ar-Ra'y
means people of opinion. It is refers to people that are consulted on Islamic matters. These people are highly learned in Islam.
Ahzab
means parties. Ahzab is used to describe the different tribes that fought the Muslims in the Battle of the Ditch in 627 C.E, 5 AH.
Al-asharatu Mubashshirun
the ten people that were given the glad tiddings of assurance of entering Paradise. They were Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali, Abdur Rahman ibn Awf, Abu Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah, Talhah ibn Ubaydullah, az-Zubayr ibn al-Awwam, Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, Sa'id ibn Zayd.
Alim
a learned person in Islam, scholar.
Allahu Akbar
Allah is Great (God is Great). It was frequently used by the Muslim forces as their battle cry.
Amin
means custodian or guardian. Someone who is loyal or faithful.
Amir
means leader or commander.
Amir al-Mumineen
means commander of the belivers. This title was given to the Khalifah.
Ansar
means helpers. These were the people of Madinah who responded to the Prophet's call to Islam and offered Islam a city-state power.
Aqabah
a place just outside of Mecca, in Mina where the first Muslims from Yathrib Madinah pledged allegiance to the Prophet in the year 621 C.E.. A similar meeting took place the next year when more Muslims from Yathrib pledged their allegiance to the Prophet.
Arafat
a plain north of Mecca. It is on this plain that humanity will be raised on the Day of Judgement for questioning and judgement. During the hajj on the ninth day of the month of Zhu-l-Hijjah, Muslim pilgrims gather on this plain for one day.
Asabiyyah
means tirbal loyalty, nationalism.
Asr
the late afternoon obligatory salat, prayer.
Awqiyyah
means weight, like the ones used to weigh items.
Awrah
parts of the body that are not supposed to be exposed to others. For men this is from the navel to the knee. For the women it is all of her body except the hands, feet, and face.
Ayah
means a sign which leads or directs one to something important. An individual verse in the Quran.
Ayat
it is the plural form of ayah.
Ayat-ul-Kursi
Surah Baqara Ayah 256 of the Quran. It is called the throne of the Quran.
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