In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
There is no other god beside GOD

GLOSSARY

(from: Quran The Final Testament, by Rashad Khalifa, PhD.)

A.H.
After Hijrah (see Hijrah).

`Aad
Rebellious people of Erum. Community to which Hûd was sent.

`Aalem
Religious scholar. Plural is ‘Ulema.

Al-Hamdu Lillah
Praise God.

Allah
God.

Allahu Akbar
God is the greatest.

Allat
Idol of pre-Muhammad Arabia; alleged daughter of God.

Arafat
Knoll near Mecca where pilgrims must spend one day of meditation.

Ansaar
Residents of Medina who supported and hosted the believers who immigrated from Mecca (see Hijra).

Ayah
Verse, or sign, or miracle.

Ayaat
Plural of Ayah.

Ayyoub
Job; God’s messenger.

Azan
Call to prayer.

B.H.
Before Hijrah (see Hijrah)

Badr
A place between Mecca and Medina where the first battle between the idol worshipers and the Muslims took place. The Muslims won despite overwhelming odds.

Basmalah
First Verse of the Quran.

Gematria
The ancient practice of assigning numbers to alphabet letters.

Hadith
Utterances attributed falsely to the prophet Muhammad.

Hajj
Pilgrimage to Mecca.

Halal
Lawful.

Haraam
Unlawful. Also sacred (Al-Masjid Al-Haraam is the Sacred Mosque of Mecca).

Hijrah
Immigration of Muhammad and the persecuted believers from Mecca to Medina. Beginning of Calendar.

Hijrah Calendar
Lunar calendar starting from the Prophet’s Hijrah. Months are Muharram, Safar, Rabi I, Rabi II, Jumada I, Jumada II, Rajab, Sha’ban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Zul- Qi‘dah, and Zul-Hijjah

Iblis
Satan (see Shaytan).

Imam
Leader. One who leads the prayers.

In Shaa Allah
God willing.

Injeel
Scripture delivered by Jesus. Gospel.

Islam
Arabic word meaning "submission."

Jannah
Paradise.

Jinns
Invisible creatures. Descendants of Satan.

Jum`ah
Friday. Friday Prayer.

Ka`bah
Cubic shaped shrine originally built by Abraham in Mecca. Focal point towards which submitters pray.

Kaafer
Heathen. Disbeliever.

Kitab
Book. Scripture.

La Elaha Ella Allah.
No other god besides God. Profession of God’s oneness. First pillar of Submission.

Laylat Al-Qadr
Night of destiny.

Maa Shaa Allah
This is God's will.

Manaat
Idol of ancient Arabia.

Mu'azzin
Caller to the Contact Prayers.

Muhajireen
Immigrants from Mecca to Medina in 1 A.H.

Mulla
Teacher. Imam.

Mu'men
Believer.

Munafeq
Hypocrite.

Mushrik
Idolater.

Muslim
Arabic word meaning “Submitter.”

Nabi
Message-delivering messenger.

Qarun
Hebrew slave driver who enslaved his own people to serve Pharaoh.

Qiblah
Direction submitters face during the Contact Prayers (Salat).

Rak`ah
One unit of Contact Prayer.

Rasool
Messenger (see Nabi).

Sacred Months
Months during which Haj pilgrimage may be observed; Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, & Rabi I.

Sacred Mosque
Al-Masjid Al-Haraam of Mecca, where the Ka‘aba is located.

Salaam
Greetings. Peace.

Salamun ‘Alaikum
Peace be upon you.

Salat
The five daily Contact Prayers.

Seyam
Fasting.

Shaikh
Old man. Head of tribe. Imam.

Shaytan
Satan, devil.

Shirk
Idolatry. Associating any name with the name of God. Believing that any creatures possesses any power.

Subhan Allah
God be glorified.

Sunna
Practices falsely attributed to the prophet Muhammad and used by the idol worshipers as a source of religious guidance.

Sura
Chapter in the Quran.

Tayammum
The dry ablution (5:6).

‘Ulema
Plural of ‘Aalem. Scholars.

Umrah
Part of the Hajj pilgrimage.

Wudu'
Ablution.

Zakat
Obligatory charity (2.5% of net).


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