means After Hijrah. It is the reference used in the Islamic calendar, instead of A.D. which is used in the Christian calendar.
means sons or children. It is used for children who had Persian fathers and Arab mothers.
the Muslim call to prayer. It is used to signify the time of prayer for the five obligatory prayers.
means people of opinion. It is refers to people that are consulted on Islamic matters. These people are highly learned in Islam.
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.
the ten people that were given the glad tidings 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.
a learned person in Islam, scholar.
Allah is Great (God is Great). It was frequently used by the Muslim forces as their battle cry.
means custodian or guardian. Someone who is loyal or faithful.
means leader or commander.
means commander of the believers. This title was given to the Khalifa.
means helpers. These were the people of Madinah who responded to the Prophet's call to Islam and offered Islam a city-state power.
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.
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.
means tribal loyalty, nationalism.
the late afternoon obligatory salat, prayer.
means weight, like the ones used to weigh items.
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.
means a sign which leads or directs one to something important. An individual verse in the Quran.
it is the plural form of ayah.
Surah Baqara Ayah 255 of the Quran. It is called the throne of the Quran.
"When a person dies, his works end, except for three: ongoing charity, knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous child who prays for him."
Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
"The best of what a man leaves behind are three: a righteous child who supplicates for him, ongoing charity the reward of which reaches him, and knowledge that is acted upon after him."
Sunan Ibn Mājah
"Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, 'O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,' and the other (angel) says, 'O Allah! Destroy every miser.'"