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.
people who are patient and steadfast.
same meaning as mahr.
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.
companions of the Prophet.
a page or manuscript.
the five obligatory prayers that a Muslim must perform everyday.
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.
leader or chief.
biography of the Prophet.
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."
a martyr. Someone who dies in the way of Allah.
means a witness or martyr.
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.
long under garment worn by the Arabs.
a piece of a branch or root of a tree that is used as a toothbrush. Also called a miswak.
a raised platform that was used by the Prophet as a welcomming point for newcomers or destitute people. It was part of his masjid.
pages or manuscripts.
the position in salat in which the person prostrates on the ground with his hands, knees, feet, and face touching the ground.
the examples of the Prophet's life what he said, did, implemented, how he implemented... Almost the same as the hadith.