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sawm

fasting

sahm

arrow

Surah

chapter; the Quran is comprised of 114 suras

Sunni

the largest sect in Islam.

Sunnah

the "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.

Suhoor

the meal eaten by fasting Muslims just before dawn.

Sufi

a Muslim mystic; See: Sufism tasawwuf.

Subhan'allah

expression used by Muslims to express strong feelings of joy or relief.

Subhanahu wa ta'ala

expression used following written name or vocalization of Allah

Sirat al-Mustaqim

the Straight Path

Sira

life or biography of the Prophet Muhammad; his moral example - with hadith this comprises the sunnah

Shura

consultation

Shirk

idolatry; polytheism; the sin of believing in any divinity except Allah and of associating other gods with Allah.

Shaytan

Satan, the Devil; also known as Iblis

Sharif

a 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

Shaikh

a 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.

Shahadah

The 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

Sema

refer to some of the ceremonies used by various sufi orders

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