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Glossary of Islamic Terms


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Ulema علماء

The leaders of Islamic society, including teachers, Imams and judges. Singular alim.

Ummah الاُمّة

The global community of all Muslim believers; international personhood of Islam.

Umrah عمرة

The lesser pilgrimage performed in Makkah. Unlike Hajj, umrah can be performed throughout the year.

Urf عرف

Custom of a given society, leading to change in the fiqh.

Usul al-Fiqh

The study of the origins and practice of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh)..

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