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Glossary of Islamic Terms

HARAAM: forbidden, prohibited.
IHTIYAT WAJIB: precautionary wajib.
JA’IZ, HALAAL, MUBAH: permitted, allowed, lawful, legal.
MARJA’ (pl. MARAJI’): A high-ranking mujtahid.
MAKRUH: reprehensible, disliked, discouraged.
MUJTAHID: or FAQIH (pl. FUQAHA): a jurist.
SUNNAT or MUSTAHAB: recommended, desirable, better.
WAJIB: obligatory, necessary, incumbent.

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