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Za'ir ()
Visitor, someone visiting the tomb of the prophet. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zabaniya ()
"The violent thrusters", the angels who thrust people into hellfire, who are nineteen in number. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zabaniya ()
"Violent thrusters", the angels who thrust people into hellfire, who are nineteen in number. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zabur ()
The psalms of da'ud. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zabur (za-boor)
Arabic name for the holy scripture revealed to Prophet David thousands of years ago. For Muslims, the Zabur, analogous to the Christian Psalms, was a scriptural precursor to the Qur'an, just as David was a predecessor of Muhammad in the history of divinely revealed monotheism. (Source:CIE)

Zahid ()
Someone whose heart has no inclination or attachment for this world. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zahir ()
Apparent, probablistic; a zahir text can mean one of two or more things. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zahir ()
Apparent, probablistic, a zahir text can mean one of two or more things. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zahiriya ()
A school of fiqh which derived its judgements from the literal (zahir) text of the qur'an and the sunna and rejected ray, qiyas, istihsan, taqlid, and other legal principles. it was called the da'udi school after its founder, da'ud ibn khalaf. the only time it was connected to political power was under the muwahhid ruler, ya`qub al-mansur (580/1184 - 591/1195). the famous sufi, muhyi'd-din ibn 'arabi was a zahiri in fiqh. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zakah (za-kaah)
Zakah literally means "purification," and refers to an almsgiving tax, roughly 2.5% of one's accumulated wealth, that eligible Muslims pay annually. Zakah is one of the "five pillars" of Islam, and is usually collected by local masjids or charitable organizations. The funds are distributed to poor and needy persons in the Muslim community. Paying the zakah reminds Muslims of the duty to help those less fortunate, and that wealth is a trust from God rather than something to be taken for granted. (Source:CIE)

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