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Surahchapter; the Quran is comprised of 114 suras
Sunnithe largest sect in Islam.
Sunnahthe "path" or "example" of the Prophet Muhammad, i.e., what the Prophet did or said or agreed to during his life. He is considered by Muslims to be the best human moral example, the best man to follow.
Suhoorthe meal eaten by fasting Muslims just before dawn.
Sufia Muslim mystic; See: Sufism tasawwuf.
Subhan'allahexpression used by Muslims to express strong feelings of joy or relief.
Subhanahu wa ta'alaexpression used following written name or vocalization of Allah
Sirat al-Mustaqimthe Straight Path
Siralife or biography of the Prophet Muhammad; his moral example - with hadith this comprises the sunnah
Shirkidolatry; polytheism; the sin of believing in any divinity except Allah and of associating other gods with Allah.
ShaytanSatan, the Devil; also known as Iblis
Sharifa title bestowed upon the descendants of Muhammad through Hasan, son of his daughter Fatima Zahra and son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib
Sharia/shariah"the path to a watering hole"; the eternal ethical code and moral code based on the Quran and Sunnah; basis of fiqh
Shaikha spiritual master
Shahid"witness". More specifically refers to a person killed whilst striving in Islam, a martyr. Often used in modern times for deaths in a political cause including victims of soldiers, deaths in battle, suicide bombers, etc.
ShahadahThe expression of faith: La ilaha illa Allah. Muhammadun rasulullah. "There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.". Sunnis regard this as the first Pillar of Islam
Semarefer to some of the ceremonies used by various sufi orders