There are other issues related to Islamic beliefs and rituals that I intentionally refrained from mentioning throughout this book. The reason being is that my primary focus was to be brief and comprehensible.
However, the core of Islam, as the reader may have noticed, is four-dimensional. It includes the attitude and behavior of a Muslim towards oneself, God the Almighty, the family and community, and the environment. Prophet Muhammad summarized the meaning of religion in a single word - comportment.
Behavior and belief during one's lifetime will determine ones' fate on the Day of Judgment.
With these words of conclusion, I hope and pray that God the Almighty may guide us all along the right path. It is only through His path that one is insured success, prosperity, and peace in this life and in the Hereafter, God Willing.
Adhaan: a call for prayer
Al-Fatiha: The opening chapter of the Quran
Barzakh: The universe that separates death from the Day of Resurrection
Fitra: Natural disposition
Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca
Hijrah: Migration of the Prophet from Mecca to Madina
Iddah: Waiting period for a woman after divorce
Iqaama: The announcement for the beginning of the prayer
Imamah: Leadership after the Prophet
Imam(s) : Successor(s) to the Prophet
Isha: Night prayers
Jenaba: State of sexual impurity
Jihad: To strive
Ka'bah: House of Allah in Mecca
Khums: Religious taxes on wealth
Qiblah: Direction to Mecca
Rakat: Unit of prayers
Tafwid: Free will
Zakat: Islamic tax
OTHER BOOKS BY SAYED MOUSTAFA AL-QAZWINI
Inquiries About Shia Islam: Attempts to bridge the gap between the Islamic schools of thought by clarifying common misconceptions about Shia Islam and explaining philosophies and practices specific to the Shia school of thought. These issues are discussed primarily in the light of the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Holy Prophet as related in the books of hadith.
Women: A New Perspective: A dialogue that discusses and expounds the various issues regarding the rights and laws that pertain to women in Islam, and unwraps some of the distorted images and misconceptions that surround Muslim women. Co-authored and discussed with a Muslim woman - Fatma Saleh.