Glossary of Islamic Terms
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School of religious jurisprudence, school of thought . There are four Sunni
school's of thought and one main Shia'at school of thought.
. There are four Sunni school's of thought and one main Shia'at school of thought.
School, university comes from root word
comes from root wordدرس which means to 'learn' or 'lesson'.
The fourth daily salat prayer just after sun-set.
just after sun-set.
"Guide". More specifically al-Mahdi (the guide) is a figure who will appear with Prophet Jesusعليه السلام before the end of time, when Allah سبحانه التعالئ allows it, to bring world peace, order and justice, after it has been overcome with injustice and aggression. The Shi'as regard the twelfth Imam as the Mahdi.
A relative of the opposite gender usually described as a relatives who one can appear before without observing hijab and who one cannot marry.
Though not haram (forbidden), something that is disliked or offensive.
Masha Allah (ما شاء الله)
God has willed it.
Place of prayer; mosque
The holiest city to Muslims after Madinah and Jerusalem.
means "the City of the Prophet." or Madianh-tul-Manawarah 'City
of Light' .
a niche in the wall of many mosques, indicating the direction of Ka'ba.
tower built onto a mosque from the top of which the call to prayer is made .
A pulpit in the mosque where the Imam stands to deliver sermons
The Ascension to the Seven Heavens of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم during the Night Journey See also: isra
literally permissible; neither forbidden nor commended. Neutral.
An Islamic scholar who is an interpreter or expounder of Islamic law (Shariah), capable of issuing fataawa.
A fighter for Islam. Plural mujahideen.
A scholar who uses reason for the purpose of forming an opinion or making a ruling on a religious issue.