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C.E. ()

stands for Christian Era. It is used instead of A.D. in Islamic text referring to the dates before the Hijrah.
(Source:MSA-USC)

Calendar, muslim ()
A lunar calendar whose months are: muharram, safar, rabi' al-awwal, rabi' ath-thani, jumada al-ula, jumada alakhira, rajah, sha`ban, ramadan, shawwal, dhu'l-qa`da, dhu'lhijja. the lunar year is approximately eleven days shorter than the solar year. (Source:Taha Publication)

Caliph ()
See Khalifah (Source:CIE)

Call to Prayer ()
See Adhan. (Source:CIE)

Caravanserai ()
Merchant's inn, from the persian karwan - company of travellers and sarai. it denotes a large inn which was government owed. (Source:Taha Publication)

Charity ()
See Sadaqah. (Source:CIE)

Chisti ()
Mu'in ad-din Muhammad, founder of the sufi order, the chistiya. he was from sistan and was born in 537/1142 and lived in various towns. after going on hajj and during his ziyara at madina, he was asked to establish islam in india. after a forty day khalwa next to al-hujwiri's tomb in lahore, he went to delhi in 589/1193 and then directly to ajmir where he died in 632/1236. also known as gharib nawaz, "the friend of the poor", some historical accounts state that forty thousand families accepted islam at his hand. (Source:Taha Publication)

Chistiya ()
An indian sufi tariqa from shaykh chisti (d. 632/1236). chisht is the village in which the founder of the order, abu ishaq of syria, settled. they utilise songs and music and wear cinnamon coloured garments. (Source:Taha Publication)

Covenant ()

a solemn agreement between two or more persons or groups, a compact between God and man. The Old Testament tells of the covenant the Jews made with Allah.
(Source:MSA-USC)

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