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Glocery Of The Quran

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'Abd : A male slave.


'Ad : An ancient tribe that lived after Noah. It was prosperous, but naughty and disobedient to Allah, so Allah destroyed it with violent destructive westerly wind.


(Ad) Dabur : Westerly wind.


(Ad) Dajjal : Pseudo Messiah (Al-Masih-ad-Dajjal) (See F.N. of V. 6: 158 the Qur'n) and also Hadth No.649 and 650, Vol.4, Sahih Al-Bukhari).
Adhn : The call to prayer pronounced loudly to indicate that the time of praying is due. And it is as follows: Allahu Akbar, Allahu-Akbar; Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar; Ash-hadu an la ilaha ill Allah, Ash-hadu an la ilaha ill Allah; Ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasul-Ullah, Ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasul-Ullah; Haiya 'alas-Sala(h), Haiya'alas-Sala(h); Haiya 'alal-Falah, Haiya 'alal-Falah; Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar; La ilaha ill Allah. (See Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol.1, Page 334).
Adhkhar or Idhkhir : A kind of grass well-known for its good smell and is found in Hijaz, Saudi Arabia.
Ahkm : "Orders". According to Islamic Law, there are five kinds of orders:

    1. Compulsory (Wajib) 2. Order without obligation (Mustahab) 3. Forbidden (Muharram) 4. Disliked but not forbidden (Makruh) 5. Legal and allowed (Hall)

'Ajwa : Pressed soft dates (or a kind of dates).
Al-Ahzb : Confederates.
Al-'Aqiq : A valley in Al-Madina about seven kilometers west of Al-Madina.
Al-'Amnah : The trust or the moral responsibility or honesty, and all the duties which Allah has ordained.
Al-'Awamir : Snakes living in houses.
Al-Bahra : A milking she-camel, whose milk used to be spared for idols and other false deities.
Al-Baida' : A place to the south of Al-Madina on the way to Makka.
Al-Bait-ul-Ma'mur : Allah's House over the seventh heaven.
Al-Batsha : Grasp.
Al-Ftiha : The first Srah in the Qur'n.
Al-Firdaus : The middle and the highest part of Paradise.
Al-Ghba : (Literally : the forest) A well-known place near Al-Madina.
Al-Ghurr-ul-Muhajjaln : A name that will be given on the Day of Resurrection to the Muslims because the parts of their bodies which they used to wash in ablution will shine then.
Al-Harriyya : A special unorthodox religious sect.
Al-Hasb : A place outside Makka where pilgrims go after finishing all the ceremonies of Hajj.
Al-Hijr : The unroofed portion of the Ka'ba which at present is in the form of a compound towards the north of the Ka'ba.
Al-Hudaibiya : A well-known place ten miles from Makka on the way to Jeddah.
Al-Ihtib' : A sitting posture, putting one's arms around one's legs while sitting on the hips.
Al-Ji'rana : A place, few miles from Makka. The Prophet saw distributed the war booty of the battle of Hunain there, and from there he assumed the state of Ihram to perform 'Umra.
Al-Juhfa : The Miqt of the people of Shm.
Al-Kab'ir : The biggest sins.
Ghazwat-al-Khandaq : The name of a battle between the early Muslims and the infidels in which the Muslims dug a Khandaq (trench) round Al-Madina to prevent any advance by the enemies.
Al-Kauthar : A river in Paradise (See The Qur'n, Srah No.108).
Al-Lt & Al-'Uzza : Well-known idols in Hijaz which used to be worshipped during the Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance.
Al-Lizm : The settlement of affairs, in the Hadth, it refers to the battle of Badr, which was the means of settling affairs between the Muslims and the pagans.
Al-Madina : Well-known town in Saudi Arabia, where the Prophet's mosque is situated.
Al-Maghzi : Plural of Ghazw (i.e. holy battle).
Al-Mahassab : A valley outside Makka sometimes called Khaif Ban Kinana.
Al-Mans : A vast plateau on the outskirts of Al-Madina.
Al-Masjid-al-Aqs : The great mosque in Jerusalem.
Al-Masjid-al-Haram : The great mosque in Makka. The Ka'ba is situated in it.
Al-Mut'a : A temporary marriage which was allowed in the early period of Islam when one was away from his home, but later on it was cancelled (abrogated).
Al-Muta'awwiln : Those (ones) who form wrong opinions of Kufr about their Muslim brothers.
Al-Qasma : The oath taken by 50 men of the tribe of a person who is being accused of killing somebody.
Al-Qasw' : The name of the Prophet'ssaw she-camel.
Al-Qiss : Laws of equality in punishment for wounds etc. in retaliation.
Al-Wsil : One who keeps good relations with his kith and kin.
Al-Yarmk : A place in Shm.
Allahu-Akbar : Allah is the Most Great.
Ama : A female slave.
Amn : O Allah, accept our invocation.
Amma Ba'du : An expression used for separating an introductory from the main topics in a speech; the introductory being usually concerned with Allah's Praises and Glorification. Literally it means, "whatever comes after."
An-Najashi : (Title for the) king of Ethiopia.
An-Najash : A trick (of offering a very high price) for something without the intention of buying it but just to allure and cheat somebody else who really wants to buy it although it is not worth such a high price.
An-Najwa : The private talk between Allah and each of His slaves on the Day of Resurrection. It also means, a secret counsel or conference or consultation. [See the Qur'n (V.58: 7-13), and also see the F.N. of (V.11:18)].(See Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol.3, Hadth No. 621).
Ansri : The Companions of the Prophet sawfrom the inhabitants of Al-Madina, who embraced Islam and supported it and who received and entertained the Muslim emigrants from Makka and other places.
'Anza : A spear-headed stick.
'Aqqa : It is the sacrificing of one or two sheep on the occasion of the birth of a child, as a token of gratitude to Allah. (See Sahih Al-Bukhari, The Book of 'Aqqa, Vol. 7, Page No. 272).
'Aqra Halqa : Is just an exclamatory expression, the literal meaning of which is not meant always. It expresses disapproval.
'Araft : A famous place of pilgrimage on the south-east of Makka about twenty-five kilometers from it.
Arak : A tree from which Siwak (tooth brush) is made.
'Ariya (plural 'Ary) : Bai'-al-'Aray is a kind of sale by which the owner of a 'Ariya is allowed to sell the fresh dates while they are still over the palms by means of estimation, for dried plucked dates. (See Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol.3, Ahadth Nos. 389, 394 and 397).
Ar-Rajm : Means (in Islamic Law) to stone to death those married persons who commit the crime of illegal sexual intercourse.
'Arsh : Compensation given in case of someone's injury caused by another person.
Ar-Ruqya : Divine Speech recited as a means of curing disease. (It is a kind of treatment, i.e. to recite Srat Al-Ftiha or any other Srah of the Qur'n and then blow one's breath with saliva over a sick person's body-part).
'Asaba : All male relatives of a deceased person, from the father's side.
'Asb : A kind of Yemeni cloth that is very coarse.
Ash-Shajara : A well-known place on the way from Al-Madina to Makka.
Ash-Shiqq : Difference between husband and wife.
'Ashra : The 10th of the month of Muharram (the first month in the Islamic calendar).
'Asr : Afternoon, 'Asr prayer time.
As-Sab : Easterly wind.
As-S'iba : A she-camel which used to be let loose for free pastures in the name of idols, gods, and false deities. (See the Noble Qur'n 5:103).
As-Saum : The fasting i.e., to not to eat or drink or have sexual relations etc. from before the Adhn of the Fajr (early morning) prayer till the sunset.
As-Sirt : Sirt: originally means 'a road'; it also means the bridge that will be laid across Hell-Fire for the people to pass over on the Day of Judgement. It is described as sharper than a sword and thinner than a hair. It will have hooks over it to snatch the people.
Ashb As-Suffa : They were about eighty men or more who used to stay and have religious teachings in the Prophet's mosque in Al-Madina, and they were very poor people.
At-Tan'm : A place towards the north of Makka outside the sanctuary from where Makkans may assume the state of Ihrm to perform 'Umra.
'Aura : That part of the body which it is illegal to keep naked before others.
'Awli-al-Madina : Outskirts of Al-Madina at a distance of four or more miles.
Awqin : (Singular: Uqiyya: 5 Awaqin = 22 Silver Riyals of Yemen or 200 Silver Dirham (i.e. 640 grams approx.) (See Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 2, Hadth No. 526).
Awsaq : Plural of Wasq, which is a measure equal to 60 Sa's = 135 kgms. 1 Sa' = 3 kilograms (approx). It may be less or more.
Ayt : Proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.
Ayt-ul-Kursi : Qur'nic Verse No. 255 of Srat Al-Baqara.
Azlm : Literally means "arrows". Here it means arrows used to seek good luck or a decision, practised by the 'Arabs of Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance.
Badana : (Plural : Budn) A camel or a cow or an ox driven to be offered as a sacrifice, by the pilgrims at the sanctuary of Makka.
Badr : A place about 150 kilometer to the south of Al-Madina, where the first great battle in Islamic history took place between the early Muslims and the infidels of Quraish.
Badhaq : A kind of alcoholic drink prepared from grapes.
Bai' (pledge) : A pledge given by the citizens etc. to their Imm (Muslim ruler) to be obedient to him according to the Islamic religion.
Bait-ul-Midras : A place in Al-Madina (and it was a Jewish centre).
Bait-ul- Maqdis : Bait' literally means 'House': a mosque is frequently called Baitullah (the House of Allah). Bait-ul-Maqdis is the famous mosque in Jerusalem which is regarded as the third greatest mosque in the Islamic world; the first and second being Al-Masjid Al-Haram at Makka and the mosque of the Prophet sawat Al-Madina, respectively.
Banu Al-Asfar : The Byzantines.
Balm : Means an ox.
Barrah : Pious.
Baqi' : The cemetery of the people of Al-Madina; many of the companions of the Prophet saware buried in it.
Bid'a : Heresy (or any innovated practice in religion).
Bint Labun : Two-year-old she-camel.
Bint Makhad : One-year-old she-camel.
Bu'ath : A place about two miles from Al-Madina where a battle took place between the Ansr tribes of Al-Aus and Al-Khazraj before Islam.
Buraq : An animal bigger than a donkey and smaller than a horse on which the Prophet saw went for the Mi'raj. The Ascent of the Prophet saw to the heavens.
Burd, Burda : A black square narrow dress.
Burnus : A hooded cloak.
Burud : Plural of Barid which means sixteen Farsakhs.
Buthan : A valley in Al-Madina.
Caliph : The Imm or the Muslim ruler.
Caliphate : The Muslim state.
Daghbis : Snake cucumbers.It is a plural of Daghbs.
Daiyn : Allah; it literally means the One Who judges people from their deeds after calling them to account.
Dniq : A coin equal to one sixth of a Dirham.
Dr-al-Qad' : Justice House (court).
Day of Nafr : The 12th or 13th of Dhul-Hjja when the pilgrims leave Mina after performing all the ceremonies of Hajj at 'Arafat, Al-Muzdalifa and Mina.
Dhat-un-Nitqain : Asma', the daughter of Abu Bakr. It literally mean a woman with two belts. She was named so by the Prophet saw.
Dhaw-l-Arhm : Kindred of blood.
Dhu-Mahram : A male, whom a woman can never marry because of close relationship (e.g. a brother, a father, an uncle etc.); or her own husband.
Dh-Tuwa : A well-known well in Makka. In the life-time of the Prophet saw Makka was a small city and this well was outside its precincts. Now-a-days Makka is a larger city and the well is within its boundaries.
Dhimm : A non-Muslim living under the protection of an Islamic government.
Dhl-Hjja : The twelfth month in the Islamic calendar.
Dhl-Hulaifa : The Miqt of the people of Al-Madina now called 'Abyr 'Ali.
Dhl-Khalsa : Al-Ka'ba Al-Yamaniya. (A house in Yemen where idols used to be worshipped. It belonged to the tribe of Khath'am and Bajaila).
Dhl-Qa'da : The eleventh month of the Islamic calendar.
Dhl Qarnain : A great ruler in the past who ruled all over the world, and was a true believer. His story is mentioned in the Qur'n.(18:83)
Dbj : Pure silk cloth.
Dinr : An ancient gold coin.
Dirham : A silver coin weighing 50 grains of barley with cut ends.
Diya (Diyt plural) : Blood-money (for wounds, killing etc.), compensation paid by the killer to the relatives of the victim (in unintentional cases).
Duha : Forenoon.
'Eid-al-Adh : The four day festival of Muslims starting on the tenth day of Dhul-Hjja (month).
'Eid-al-Fitr : The three day festival of Muslims starting from the first day of Shawwl, the month that follows Ramadn immediately. Fitr Iiterally means 'breaking the fast.' Muslims fast the whole of Ramadn, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and when Shawwl comes, they break their fast.
Fadak : A town near Al-Madina.
Fhish : One who talks evil.
Fai' : War booty gained without fighting.
Fajr : Dawn or early morning before sunrise, or morning prayer.
Faqh : A learned man who can give religious verdicts.
Far'id : Share fixed for the relatives of a deceased. Such shares are prescribed in the Qur'n [4:11, 12, 176] 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/6 1/8, 2/3).
Faraq : A bowl for measuring.
Farda : (Plural: Far'id) an enjoined duty.
Farruj : A Qab' opened at the back.
Farsakh : A distance of three miles : 1 mile = 6000 Dora = 1760 yards.
Fath : A female slave or a young lady.
Fidya : Compensation for a missed or wrongly practised religious ceremony, usually in the form of money or foodstuff or offering (animal).
Gharr : The sale of what is not present; e.g. of unfished fish.
Ghz : A Muslim warrior returning after participation in Jihd (Islamic holy war).
Ghazw : (Plural : Ghazawt); A holy fighting in the cause of Allah consisting of a large army unit with the Prophet saw himself leading the army.
Ghira : This word covers a wide meaning : jealousy as regards women, and also it is a feeling of great fury and anger when one's honour and prestige is injured or challenged.
Ghulul : Stealing from the war booty before its distribution.
Ghuraf : Special abodes.
Ghusl : Taking a bath in ceremonial way. This is necessary for one who is Junub, and also on other occasions. This expression 'taking a bath' is used in this book with the special meaning of Ghusl mentioned here.
Hadath (Small) : Passing wind or urine or answering the call of nature.
Hadath (Big) : Sexual discharge.
Hady : An animal (a camel, a cow, a sheep or a goat) offered as a sacrifice by the pilgrims.
Hadth : The statements of the Prophet saw ; i.e. his sayings, deeds, and approvals, etc..
Hais : A dish made of cooking-butter, dates and cheese.
Hajj : Pilgrimage to Makka.
Al-Hajj-al-Akbar : The day of Nahr (i.e the 10th of Dhul-Hjja).
Hajj-al-Asghar : 'Umra.
Hajjat-ul-Wad' : The last Hajj of the Prophet saw, the year before he died.
Hajj Mabrr : Hajj accepted by Allah for being perfectly performed according to the Prophet's Sunna and with legally earned money.
Hajj At-Tamattu' and Al-Qirn : Hajj performed with 'Umra preceding it. For details, see Sahih Al-Bukhari, the Book of Hajj, Vol.2.
Hajjm : One who performs cupping.
Halal : Lawful.
Hanat : An expression used when you don't want to call somebody by her name. (It is used for calling a female).
Hanif : Pure Islamic Monotheism (Worshipping Allah Alone and nothing else).
Harm : Unlawful, forbidden and punishable from the viewpoint of religion.
Haram : Sanctuaries of Makka and Al-Madina.
Hraur : A town in Iraq.
Harba : A short spear.
Harj : Killing.
Harra : A well-known rocky place in Al-Madina covered with black stones.
Hasr : A mat that is made of leaves of date-palms and is as long as (or longer than) a man's stature.
Hay' : This term covers a large number of concepts. It may mean 'modesty', 'self-respect', 'bashfulness', 'honour', etc. Haya' is of two kinds: good and bad; the good Hay' is to be ashamed to commit a crime or a thing which Allah and His Messenger saw has forbidden, and bad Hay' is to be ashamed to do a thing, which Allah and His Messenger saw ordered to do. (See Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Hadth No.8).
Hawla : The transference of a debt from one person to another. It is an agreement whereby a debtor is released from a debt by another becoming responsible for it.
Hawzin : A tribe of Quraish.
Henna : A kind of plant used for dyeing hair etc.
Hilab : A kind of scent.
Him : A private pasture.
Himyn : A kind of belt, part of which serves as a purse to keep money in it.
Hiqqa : A three-year-old she-camel.
Hira' : A well-known cave in a mountain near Makka.
Hours : Very fair females created by Allah as such not from the off-spring of Adam, with intense black irises of their eyes and intense white scleras.
Hubal : The name of an idol in the Ka'ba in the Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance.
Hubl : A kind of desert tree.
Hud : Chanting of camel-drivers keeping time of camel's walk.
Hudd (plural of Hadd) : Allah's boundary limits for Hall (lawful) and Haram (unlawful).
Hujra : Courtyard of a dwelling place, or a room (See Lisn-e-Arab).
Hukm : A judgement of legal decision (especially of Allah)
Hums : The tribe of Quraish, their offspring and their allies were called Hums. This word implies enthusiasm and strictness. The Hums used to say, "We are the people of Allah." They thought themselves superior to the other people.
Hunain : A valley between Makka and Ta'if where the battle took place between the Prophet saw and Quraish pagans.
Hant : A kind of scent used for embalming the dead.
'Iddah : Allah's prescribed period for divorce and marriage, etc. (See the Qur'n Srat 65).
Iftar : The opposite of fasting, (breaking the fast).
Ihrm ( ) : A state in which one is prohibited to practise certain deeds that are lawful at other times. The ceremonies of 'Umra and Hajj are performed during such state. When one assumes this state, the first thing one should do is to express mentally and orally one's intention to assume this state for the purpose of performing Hajj or 'Umra. Then Talbya is recited, two sheets of unstitched clothes are the only clothes one wears, (1) Izr: worn below one's waist and the other (2) Rida: worn round the upper part of the body.
Ihsn : The highest level of deeds and worship, (perfection i.e. when you worship Allah or do deeds, consider yourself as if you see Him and if you cannot achieve this feeling or attitude, then you must bear in mind that He sees you).
Il' : The oath taken by a husband that he would not approach his wife for a certain period.
Iliy : Jerusalem.
Imm : The person who leads others in the prayer or the Muslim Caliph (or ruler).
Imn : Faith, Belief.
Imls : An abortion caused by being beaten over one's (a pregnant wife's) abdomen.
Inbijniya : A woolen garment without marks.
Iqma : The statements of the Adhn are recited reduced so that the statements that are expressed twice in the Adhn are recited once in Iqma except the last utterance of 'Allahu-Akbar,' The prayer is offered immediately after Iqma has been pronounced.
Iqamat-as-Salt : The offering of the prayers perfectly. This is not understood by many Muslims. It means:

    (A) Each and every Muslim, male or female, is obliged to offer his prayers regularly five times a day at the specified times; the male in the mosque in congregation and the female at home. As the Prophet saw has said: "Order your children for Salt (prayer) at the age of seven and beat them (about it) at the age of ten". The chief (of a family, town, tribe, etc.) and the Muslim ruler of a country are held responsible before Allah in case of non-fulfilment of this obligation by the Muslims under his authority.

    (B) To offer the prayers in a way just as Prophet Muhammad saw offered it with all its rules and regulations, as he saw said: "Offer your prayers the way you see me offering them." Please see Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 1 for the Prophet's way of praying, in the book of characteristics of the prayer and that the prayer (Salt) begins with Takbr (Allahu-Akbar) with the recitation of Srat Al-Fatiha etc. along with its various postures, standing, bowing, prostrations, sitting etc. and it ends with Taslm.


'Ish' : Late evening prayer. Its time starts about one and a half hours after sunset, till the middle of night.
Ishtimal-as-Samm : The wearing of clothes in the following two ways:

    1. To cover one shoulder with a garment and leave the other bare.

    2. To wrap oneself in a garment while sitting in such a way that nothing of that garment would cover one's private parts.

Istabraq : Thick Dibaj (pure silk cloth).
Istihda : Bleeding from the womb of a woman in between her ordinary periods. (See Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Hadth No. 303 and Chapter No. 10, Page No. 183).
Istihsn : To give a verdict with a proof from one's heart [only) with satisfaction, and one cannot express it (only Ab Hanifa and his pupils say so but the rest of the Muslim religious scholars of Sunna (and they are the majority) do not agree to it].
Istikhra : A prayer consisting of two Rakt in which the praying person appeals to Allah to guide him on the right way, regarding a certain deed or situation with which one is confronted. (See Hadth No. 263, Vol. 2, Hadth No.391, Vol. 8, Hadth No. 487, Vol. 9, Sahih Al-Bukhari).
Istisq' : A prayer consisting of two Rakt, invoking Allah for rain in seasons of drought,
I'tikf : Seclusion in a mosque for the purpose of worshipping Allah only. The one in such a state should not have sexual relations with his wife, and one is not allowed to leave the mosque except for a very short period, and that is only for very urgent necessity e.g. answering the call of nature or joining a funeral procession etc.
Izr : A sheet worn below the waist to cover the lower half of the body.
Jadha'a : A four-year-old she-camel.
Jall : A kind of good smelling grass grown in Makka.
Jam' : Al-Muzdalifa, a well-known place near Makka.
Jamra : A small stone-built pillar in a walled place. There are three Jamras situated at Mina. One of the ceremonies of Hajj is to throw pebbles at these Jamras on the four days of 'Eid-al-Adha at Mina.
Jamrt-al-'Aqaba : One of the three stone-built pillars situated at Mina. It is situated at the entrance of Mina from the direction of Makka.
Janba : The state of a person after having sexual intercourse with his wife or after having a sexual discharge in a wet dream. A person in such a state should perform Ghusl (i.e. have a bath) or do Tayammum, if a bath is not possible.
Janb : A good kind of date.
Jihd : Holy fighting in the Cause of Allah or any other kind of effort to make Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) superior. Jihd is regarded as one of the fundamentals of Islam.
Jimr : Plural of Jamra.
Jinn : A creation, created by Allah from fire, like human beings from mud, and angels from light.
Jzya : Head tax imposed by Islam on all non-Muslims living under the protection of an Islamic government. [See Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 4, Page No. 251 Chapter 21, and Ahadth No. 384, 385 and 386.]
Jubba : A cloak.
Jumada-ath-Thniya : Sixth month of the Islamic calendar.
Jumu'a : Friday.
Junub : A person who is in a state of Janba.
Jurhum : Name of an Arab tribe.
Ka'ba : A square stone building in Al-Masjid-al-Haram (the great mosque at Makka) towards which all Muslims turn there faces in prayer.
Kafla : The pledge given by somebody to a creditor to guarantee that the debtor will be present at a certain specific place to pay his debt or fine, or to undergo a punishment etc.
Kafir : The one who disbelieves in Allah, His Messengers, all the angels, all the holy Books, Day of Resurrection and in the Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments).
Kanz : Hoarded up gold, silver and money, the Zakt of which has not been paid. (See the Qur'n 9:34).
Kasafat : An Arabic verb meaning "eclipsed", used for a solar eclipse: Ash-Shamsu Kasafat (the sun eclipsed).
Katm : A plant used for dyeing hair.
Kauthar : See Al-Kauthar.
Khadra : A kind of vegetation.
Khaibar : A well-known town in the north of Al-Madina.
Khall : The one whose love is mixed with one's heart and it is superior to a friend or beloved. The Prophet saw had only one Khall, i.e. Allah, but he had many friends.
Khaluq : A kind of perfume.
Khamsa : A black woollen square blanket with marks on it.
Kharj : Zakt imposed on the yield of the land (1/10th or 1/20th).
Khasafa : An Arabic word meaning "eclipsed" used for lunar eclipse: Al-Qamaru Khasafa (the moon eclipsed).
Khawrij : The people who dissented from the religion and disagreed with the rest of the Muslims.
Khazr : A special type of dish prepared from barley-flour and meat-soup.
Khazra : A special dish prepared from white flour, fat etc.
Khuff : Leather socks.
Khul' : (A kind of divorce) the parting of a wife from her husband by giving him a certain compensation, or to return back the Mahr which he gave her.
Khumra : A small mat just sufficient for the face and the hands (on prostrating during prayers).
Khums : One-fifth of war booty given in Allah's Cause etc. (The Qur'n 8:41).
Khutba : Sermon (religious talk).
Khutba of Nikh : A speech delivered at the time of concluding the marriage contract.
Kuhl : Antimony eye powder.
Kfa : A town in Iraq.
Kufr : It is basically disbelief in any of the articles of Islamic Faith and they are: to believe in Allah (God), His angels, His Messengers, His revealed Books, the Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar (i.e. Divine Preordain-ments whatever Allah has ordained must come to pass).
Kuniya : Calling a man, O 'father of so-and-so!' Or calling a woman, O'mother of so-and- so!' This is a custom of the Arabs.
Kusf : Solar eclipse.
La Ilaha ill Allh : None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.
Labbaika wa Sa'daika : I respond to Your Call; I am obedient to Your Orders.
Li'n : An oath which is taken by both the wife and the husband when he accuses his wife of committing illegal sexual intercourse. (The Qur'n, Srat Nr,24 :6,7,8,9,).
Luqata : Article or a thing (a pouch or a purse tied with a string) found by somebody other than the owner who has lost it.
Mabrr (Hajj) : Accepted by Allah for being perfectly performed according to the Prophet's legal ways and with legally earned money.
Maghfr : A bad smelling gum.
Maghrib : Sunset, evening prayer.
Mahram : See Dhu-Mahram.
Mahr : Bridal-money given by the husband to the wife at the time of marriage.
Makrh : Not approved of, undesirable from the point of view of religion, although not punishable.
Mamlk : A male slave.
Mansik : [i.e. Ihram, Tawaf of the Ka'ba and S'y of "As-Saf" and "Al-Marwa", stay at 'Arafat, Muzdalifa and Mina, Ramy of Jamrts, slaughtering of Hady (animal) etc. For details, see The Book of Hajj and 'Umra, Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol.2-3.
Manha (plural :Man'h): A sort of gift in the form of a she-camel or a sheep which is given to somebody temporarily so that its milk may be used and then the animal is returned to its owner.
Maqam Ibrahim : (The place) the stone on which Abraham stood while he and Ishmael were building the Ka'ba.
Al-Maqam-al-Mahmd : The highest place in Paradise, which will be granted to Prophet Muhammad saw and none else.
Mar's : A place nearer to Mina than Ash-Shajara.
Al-Marwa : A mountain in Makka, neighbouring the great mosque (i.e. Al-Masjid-al-Haram)
Msh' Allah : An Arabic sentence meaning literally, "What Allah wish," and it indicates a good omen.
Masjid : Mosque.
Mashruba : Attic room.
Mathn : Oft repeated Verses of the Qur'n, and that is Srat Al-Fatiha, recited repeatedly in the prayer.
Maul : It has many meanings. Some are: a manumitted slave, or a master or the Lord (Allah).
Maulya : My lord, my master (an expression used when a slave addresses his master (also used for freed slave).
Maythir : Silk cushions.
Mijanna : A place at Makka.
Mina : A place outside Makka on the road to 'Arafat. It is five miles away from Makka and about 10 miles from 'Araft.
Miqt (plural Mawqt) : One of the several places specified by the Prophet saw for the people to assume Ihrm at, on their way to Makka, when intending to perform Hajj or 'Umra.
Miracles : Of the Prophet saw . See Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol 1, 'Introduction'.
Mi'rj : The ascent of the Prophet saw to the heavens. (See Hadth No. 345, Vol. 1, Hadth No. 429, vol. 4 and Hadth No. 227, Vol. 5, Sahih Al-Bukhari). [Also see (V. 53:12) the Qur'n]
Mirbad : A place where dates are dried.
Misr : Egypt.
Miswk : A tooth brush made of Arak-tree roots.
Mithql : A special kind of weight (equals 4 2/7 grams approx., used for weighing gold). It may be less or more. [20 Mithql = 94 grams approx.]
Muhkam : Qur'nic Verses the orders of which are not cancelled (abrogated).

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