Glossary of Islamic Terms
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The time of ignorance before Islam. Describes polytheistic religions.
"Gathering"; i.e. a university, a mosque, or more generally, a community or association.
"May Allah reward you for the good." Islamic expression of gratitude.
struggle. Any earnest striving in the way of Allah, involving personal, physical,
intellectual or military effort, for righteousness and against wrong-doing.
Fighting to protect Islam from attack or oppression.
In such fighting, no woman, child or innocent civilian is to be harmed,
and no tree is to be cut down.
An invisible being created of smokeless fire .
A tax specified in the Qur`aan () to be paid by non-Muslim males living under Muslim political control.
Friday congregation prayer .
One of thirty parts of the Qur'aan .