the learned, knowledgeble people in Islam. Plural form of alim.
means 'Mother of the Believers'. This was the title of the Prophet's wives; (sura 33 ayah 6 stipulated that they could not marry after the Prophet's death because all of the believers were their spiritual children.
an ummah is a community or a people. It is used in reference to the community of Believers or Muslims.
this is the lesser pilgrimage which is optional and can be performed at any time.
the official language of Pakistan.
a chief goddess in the religion of the pre-Islamic Arabs during the days of jahiliyyah.