Islamic Terms and The Meanings

Islamic Terms and The Meanings

1) ALLAH: The Name of the Creator of the universe.

2) AL-HAMDU LILLAH: Praise be to Allah.

3) AYAH: Verse of the Holy Quran (also means a ‘sign’ of Allah)

4) BIDAH: Any innovated practices introduced in the religion of Islam.

5) BISMILLAH: ‘In the Name of Allah”, this statement is usually made by Muslims who are about to indulge in a lawful task.

6) DAJJAL: Anti-Christ

7) DAWAH: Propagation of Islam through word and action, calling the people to follow the commandments of Allah.

8) DEEN: Usually translated as ‘religion’. Deen is a comprehensive word which means a total way of life, following the commandments of Allah.

9) DUA: Supplication: invoking Allah for whatever one desires.

10) EID AL-FITR: three day festival marking the end of Ramadan – the 9th month (the month of fasting).

11) EID-AL-ADHA: The feast of Sacrifice. This feast commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s obedience to Allah by being prepared to sacrifice his only son Ishmael. A four-day festival that completes the rites of pilgrimage and takes place on the 10th-13th of Dhul Hijjah (the last Islamic month)

12) FATIHA: The opening Chapter of the Quran. Fatihah should be read in every prayer.

13) GHUSL: Full ritual washing of the body with water.(esp.  When one is in the state of impurity)

14) HADITH: Sayings and traditions of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW)

15) HAJJ: Pilgrimage to the Holy city of Makkah.

16) HIJAB: Veil worn by Muslim women for reasons of modesty and protection.

17) IMAM: A person who leads the prayer and also for a famous Muslim Scholar.

18) IMAN: Truth, faith and acceptance.

 19) ISLAM: literally means ‘submission to the will of Allah’.

20) JAHANAM: Hell

21) JANNAH: Paradise.

22) JIBREEL: Angel Gabriel.

23) JIHAD: means struggling one’s utmost to be a better person in the sight of Allah, and to establish Islamic way of life.

24) JINN: a race of created beings that are made out of smokeless fire.

25) KAABA: Holiest and first shrine constructed for the worship of One Allah. Muslims face towards the direction of the Kaaba, Makkah.

26) KHALIFA: A Muslim ruler of an Islamic State.

27) KHUTBA: Sermon.

28) MALAIKAH: Angels.

29) MASJID: Mosque, places of worship for the Muslims. In one sense the whole earth is a Masjid for the Muslims, The dome of the heavens its roof.

30) MIRAJ: The night journey of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) from Makkah to Jerusalem and then through the realms of the seven heavens.

31) MUHAMMED: The name of the final Messenger and Prophet of Allah to Humanity.

32) MUSLIM: Literally means ‘submitting to the will’, i.e. to the will of Allah, the Almighty.

33) QIBLA: Direction in which all Muslims face when praying, which is the Kaaba, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The direction is north east from New York.

34) QURAN: The last revelation of Allah given to Humanity, through his last Prophet and Messenger, Muhammed (SAW) .

35) RAMADAN: The month of Fasting, the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar.

36) SAHABI: Companion of Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him.

37) SAJDA: Prostration, as in prayer.

38) SALAAM: peace

39) SALAAT: Prayer

40) SALLALLAHU ALAIHE WA SALLAM: (SAW) means ‘may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. This phrase is recited whenever the name of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) is mentioned.

41) SAUM: Fasting

42) SHAHADA: The creed of Islam: ‘I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

43) SHAYTAN: Satan.

44) SHARIA: Islamic Law. It encompasses both the Quran and Hadith, the sayings of Prophet Muhammed (SAW)

45) SHIRK: Associating partners with Allah. The grave sin of Shirk is not forgiven if a person dies in that state.

46) SUBHAN ALLAH: means ‘Glory be to Allah’.

47) SURA: Chapter of the Quran. Quran has 114 Surahs or chapters.

48) TAHARA: purification of body, clothing and souls.

49) TAWHEED: The Divine Unity, in its most profound sense. Allah is One in His Essence and His Attributes and His Acts.

50) TAYAMMUM: Dry purification when water is not available or is detrimental to health.

51) UMRA: A pilgrimage to Makkah, but not during the Hajj period

52) WUDU: Purifying with water before performing prayers.

53) ZAKAT: Obligatory Charity

54) FAJR: Early Morning Prayer

55) ZUHR: Noon Prayer (early afternoon prayer)

56) ASR: Late afternoon prayer

57) MAGHRIB: Sunset Prayer

58) ISHA: Night Prayer

59) JUMMA: ‘Friday’, the Muslim’s day of gathering on Friday noon prayers.


7 comments on “Islamic Terms and The Meanings

  1. Zahmir says:

    Love it❤️

  2. Ali Ahmad says:

    Masha Allah thanks for this beautiful post.

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      Thank you for your comment.
      I am glade you like it
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my luv for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instil in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshiping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

  3. Tawanda wells says:

    I’m a new muslimah & find this very helpful shukran

  4. linus says:

    thank you for your service.

  5. mazharshafiq says:

    it is good step for improving in islam.

  6. muslimah says:

    I have posted two articles hope that they will answer your questions.

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