Islamic Terms Dictionary

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Sa'yee
the going back and forth seven times between safa and marwah that is done during the hajj or the umrah. It is done to symbolize Hajar's search for water for her son Ismael.
Sabirin
people who are patient and steadfast.
Sabr
patience, steadfastness.
Sadaq
same meaning as mahr.
Sadaqah
means charity.
Safa
a mound near the Ka'bah that is referred to in the Quran as one of the symbols of Allah. It is in conjuction with marwah.
Sahabah
companions of the Prophet.
Sahifah
a page or manuscript.
Salat
the five obligatory prayers that a Muslim must perform everyday.
Saqifah
a shelter with a roof. The companions of the Prophet met in a Saqifah in Madinah to pledge their loyalty to Abu Bakr after the death of the Prophet.
Sayyid
leader or chief.
Seerah
biography of the Prophet.
Shahadah
declaration of faith. A person must recite the shahadah to convert to Islam. The shahadah in Islam is:: "I testify that there is no god but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah."
Shaheed
a martyr. Someone who dies in the way of Allah.
Shahid
means a witness or martyr.
Shariah
Islamic law.
Shirk
associating partners with Allah. Shirk can also encompase any object that a person may hold in regard higher than Allah. It is the most severe of sins and will not be forgiven.
Shura
consultation.
Sirwal
long under garment worn by the Arabs.
Siwak
a piece of a branch or root of a tree that is used as a toothbrush. Also called a miswak.
Suffah
a raised platform that was used by the Prophet as a welcomming point for newcomers or destitute people. It was part of his masjid.
Suhuf
pages or manuscripts.
Sujud
the position in salat in which the person prostrates on the ground with his hands, knees, feet, and face touching the ground.
Sunnah
the examples of the Prophet's life what he said, did, implemented, how he implemented... Almost the same as the hadith.
Surah
a chapter in the Quran.
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