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Glossary of Islamic Terms


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Dajjal (دجّال)

Pseudo Messiah or Anitchrist. Literly a liar, quack, decever. see Hadith No.649 and 650 Vol.4 Sahih Al-Bukhari.

Dar al-Ahd (دار العهد)

The Ottoman Empire's relationship with its Christian tributary states.

Dar al-Amn (دار الأمن)

Status of a Muslim living in the non-Muslim world.

Dar al-Dawa (دار الدعوة)

A region where Islam has recently been or is being introduced.

Dar al-Harb (دار الحرب)

Areas outside Muslim rule; the non-Muslim world or non-Muslim state at war with Muslims

Dar al-Islam (دار الإسلام)

The abode, or land, of Muslims. Muslim state.

Dar al-Kufr (دار الكفر)

Refers to the Quraish-dominated society of Makkah between his flight to Medina (the Hijra) and his triumphant return.

Dar al-Shahada (دار الشهادة)

See Dar al-Amn.

Al-Dawah (الدعوة)

The call to Islam, invitation to Islam.

Dervish (درويش)

A Sufi ascetic.

Dhimmi (ذمّي)

"Protected person"; Jews and Christians (and sometimes others, such as Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, and Zoroastrians), whose right to practice their religion is tolerated under Islamic law.

Al-Dīn (الدين)

the way of life based on Islamic revelation; the sum total of a Muslim's faith and practice. Dīn is often used to mean the faith and religion of Islam.

Dua (دعاء)

Personal prayer, supplication.

Dhikr (ذكر)

Remembrance of Allah سبحانه التعالئ

Dhuhr (الظهر)

Second salat prayer. Noon prayer.

Dunya (دنيا)

This world or life, as opposed to the Hereafter.

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