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Common Arabic Words Used in Islam

Post by PM on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:45 am

Jannah - Heaven

Muslim - A person who follows the religion of Islam

Halaal - Arabic term meaning “permissible”. In the English Language it most frequently refers to food that is permissible according to Islamic Law.

Haraam - Arabic term for "forbidden".

Naar - Fire but generally used to mean "Hell"

Ukht / Ukhti - Sister / My sister

Akh / Akhi - Brother / My brother

Nabi - Prophet

Rasool - Messenger

Kitab - Book

Salaah / Salaat - Prayer

Sawm - Fast/ing

Surah - Chapter (from the Qur'an)

Ayah / Ayat - Verse (from the Qur'an)

Mala'ikah - Angels

Shaytan - Devil

Wudhoo' - The act of washing or cleansing before praying.

Iftaar - Breaking of the fast

Sunnah - Prophet Muhammad's (May peace and blessings be upon him) traditions.



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Re: Common Arabic Words Used in Islam

Post by PM on Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:02 am

Kafir (sing.)
Kuffar (plural)

It refers to the rejecters of faith, non-believer, non-Muslim.

Du'a
Supplication

Da'wah
- Act of calling or inviting people to Islam

Da'ee - refers to male caller/inviter to Islam

Da'eeyah - refers to female caller/inviter to Islam

Ahlul-Kitaab - People of the book such as Christians and Jews.

Shirk - Polytheism; associating partners with God/Allaah; Idolatry

Mushrik (sing.) Mushrikeen (plural) - One who commits "Shirk"

Tawheed - the concept of Monotheism in Islam.

Bid'ah - Innovation in religion; New teachings or actions brought to Islam which has no basis in the Qur'aan or Sunnah.

Da'eef
- weak; usually refers to a "Hadeeth".

Hadeeth - Narrations relating to the words and deeds (traditions) of the Prophet Muhammad Sallaallaahu alayhi wa sallaam.

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