Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina


Note: This glossary consists of only an introductory explanation to Islamic terms. For thorough understanding, please consult some Sunnī scholar.

Du’ā [دُعَا]: Supplication

Exegetist [مُفَسِّر]: An erudite scholar who gives a detailed explanation of scriptures.

Far [فَرۡض]: It is an obligation without performing which one cannot be freed from duty and if some act is Far in worship, the worship will not be accomplished without performing that act. Not performing a Far deliberately is a grave sin.

Fikr-e-Madīnaĥ [فِكۡرِ مَدِيۡنَة]: Fikr-e-Madīnaĥ is a term used in Dawat-e-Islami which refers to the act of holding oneself accountable for sins, pondering over grave and resurrection, and filling in Madanī In’āmāt booklet whilst reflecting upon virtuous and evil deeds.

Ghusl [غُسۡل]: Ritual bath

alāl [حَلَال]: Lawful (by Sharī’aĥ)

arām [حَرَام]: It is opposite of Far; committing it deliberately even once is a grave sin.

I’tikāf [اِعۡتِكَاف]: Staying in Masjid etc. with sole intention of seeking Allah’s pleasure by worshiping Him.

Ifār [اِفۡطَار]: To eat/drink something to break the fast lawfully at sunset.

Ijtimā’ [اِجۡتِمَاع]: Religious congregation

Imām [اِمَام]: A Muslim who leads others in congregational alāĥ.

Iqāmaĥ [اِقَامَة]: A set of fixed words uttered rather loudly just before the commencement of congregational alāĥ.

Jamā’at [جَمَاعَت]: Congregational alāĥ



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