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Glossary of Islamic Terms


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Nabi نبي

Literally, prophet. In the Islamic context, a Nabi is a man sent by Allah to give guidance to mankind, but not given scripture. The Prophet Abraham was a Nabi. This is in contrast to Rasul, or Messenger. Plural: Anbiya. See: Rasul.

Nafs (النفس)

Soul, one's self

Niqab (نقاب)

Veil covering the face.

Nass (نصّ)

A known, clear legal injunction

Noor نور

Light, angels are created from Noor.

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