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Glossary of Islamic Terms


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Baitullah (بيت الله)

"House of God." A place of worship.

Bai'at-ur-Ridwan بيعة الرضوان

The oath and pledge taken by the Sahabah at Al-Hudaibiyah in the year 6AH to fight Quraish in case they harmed Uthmanرضي الله عنه who had gone to negotiate with them and reported to have been taken captive.

Barakah (بركة)

A blessing. Also, spiritual wisdom and blessing transmitted from master to pupil.


Allah's سبحانه التعالئ house over the saventh heaven, were angles pray to Allah سبحانه التعالئ.


Bait-ul-Maqdis is the famous Masjid in Jerusalem which is regarded as the third sacred Mosque in Islam, the first being the Masjid-al-Haram in Makkah and the second Prophet's Masjid in Madinah.

Banu Al-Asfar بنولااصفر

The Byzantines.

Barzakh (برزخ)

life after death in which the soul of the deceased is transferred across the boundaries of the mortal realm into the spirit world. Also the Grave.

Basher (بشر)

Human(s). Literally means 'face' but generally it refers to a person (man/woman). Like the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم sayes; 'I am a Basher (Man) just like you'.

Bid'ah (بدعة)

Innovation in religion, i.e. inventing new methods of worship. Bid'ah in Islam is considered a deviation and a serious sin.

Bismi-llāhi ar-ramāni ar-raīmi (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم)

"In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful" usually read in beginning of somthing.

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