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Glossary

Adhaan—a call for prayer.
Adil—justice.
Al-Fatiha—The opening chapter of the Quran.
Al-Qiblah—Direction of Makkah.
Aslama—Surrendered.
Asr—Afternoon.
Bazrakh—The universe that separates death from the Day of Resurrection.
Bint—Daughter.
Fajr—Dawn.
Fitra—Natural disposition.
Hajj—Pilgrimage to Makkah.
Hijrah—Migration of the Prophet from Makkah to Madina.
Ibn—Son.
Iddah—Waiting period for a woman after divorce.
Iqaama—The announcement of the beginning of the prayer.
Imamah—Leadership after the Prophet.
Imam(s) —Successor(s) to the Prophet.
Isha—Night prayers.
Jabir—Compulsion.
Jenaba—State of sexual impurity.
Jihad—To strive.
Ka'bah—House of Allah in Makkah.
Khalifa—Vicegerent.
Khums—Religious taxes on wealth.
Magrib —Sunset.
Masjid—Mosque.
Mu'min—Believer.
Nubuwwa—Prophethood.
Qiblah—Direction to Makkah.
Rakat—Unit of prayers.
Sadaq—Charity.
Salaat—Prayers.
Sawm—Fast.
Shura—Consultation.
Sujud—Prostration.
Taahir—Clean.
Tafwid—Free will.
Tawaf—Circumambulation.
Tawhid—Monotheism.
Dhur—Noon.
Wudhu—Ablution.
Zakat—Islamic tax.

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