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Ka'abah ()
The cube-shaped stone building which foundations were built by angels and completed by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son, the Prophet Ismael (A.S), in Mekkah. It was rebuilt with the help of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). It is the focal point towards which all Muslims face when praying. (Source:IslamIQ)

Ka'ba ()
The cube-shaped building at the centre of the haram in makka, originally built by the prophet ibratnm. also known as the house of Allah. it is towards the ka'ba that muslims face when praying. (Source:Taha Publication)

Ka'bah () -
An empty cube-shaped structure located in the city of Makkah (in modern-day Saudi Arabia). Built by Prophet Abraham and his son Prophet Ishma'il about 4,000 years ago, the Ka'bah stands as the first building dedicated to the worship of the One God. The Ka'bah is made of stone, and is covered by a black and gold cloth embroidered with verses from the Qur'an. (Source:CIE)

Ka'bah (KABAH) -

the first house of worship built for mankind. It was originally built by Adam and later on reconstructed by Abraham and Isma'il. It is a cubed shaped structure based in the city of Mecca to which all Muslims turn to in their five daily paryers.
(Source:MSA-USC)

Ka's ()
"The cup", the heart of the shaykh from which the "wine" of the knowledge of the divine is poured into the hearts of his murids in the "tavern" of the zawiya. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kabira ()
(Plural kaba'ir) major wrong actions which are described in the qur' an or hadith along with an explicit penalty or threat. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kafa'a ()
Legal capacity, also called ahliya. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kafala ()
Bail; the pledge given by someone to a creditor to ensure that the debtor will be present at a certain time and place. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kafalah bi al-Thaman ()
Surety for paying the price or sum if unpaid by the person originally liable. (Source:IslamIQ)

Kafan ()
The shroud for the dead. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kaffara ()
Atonement, prescribed way of making amends for wrong actions, especially missed obligatory actions. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kafil ()
A person providing surety or a guarantor. (Source:IslamIQ)

Kafil ()
A guarantor of bail. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kafir ()

a person who refuses to submit himself to Allah (God), a disbeliever in God.
(Source:MSA-USC)

Kafir ()
(Plural kafirun or kuffar) a person who rejects Allah and his messenger. the opposite is believer or mu'min. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kalam ()
`Theology' and dogmatics. kalam begins with the revealed tradition and uses rationalistic methods in order to understand and explain it and to resolve apparent contradictions. the name was either derived from the fact that their primary question was the "word of Allah" or in imitation of philosophers who called "logic" "kalam ". (compare with falsafa). (Source:Taha Publication)

Kalam (KALAAM)

Talk or speech as inkalamu Allah; has also been used through the ages to mean logic or philosophy.
(Source:MSA-USC)

Kalam allah ()
"The speech of Allah", e.g. the qur'an. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kali la ()
Someone who dies without heirs. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kalima ()
Literally the "word" = the shahada. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kalimatu'llah ()
"The word of Allah", meaning the prophet `isa. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kalimu'llah ()
"The one to whom Allah spoke directly", a title of the prophet musa. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kamal ()
Perfection of gnosis - being disconnected from attributes and their effects. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kanz ()
Hoarded up gold, silver and money, the zakat of which has not been paid. (Source:Taha Publication)

Karaha ()
(Plural kardhiyya) abhorrence, abomination. (Source:Taha Publication)

Karam ()
Nobility. (Source:Taha Publication)

Karamat ()
Marks of honour, miracles. distinct from mu jizat - prophetic miracles, things which cannot be imitated. both are kharq al-`adat, the extraordinary breaking of normal patterns. (Source:Taha Publication)

Karrama'llahu wajhahu ()
"May Allah honour him", a formula used when `ali ibn abi talib is mentioned. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kasb ()
(Or iktisab) acquisition. among the ash'arites, the action of a creature is said to be created and originated by Allah and `acquired' by the creature, meaning it is brought into connection with his power and will without there resulting any effect from him in bringing it into existence. he is simply a locus for it. it also refers to knowledge which is obtained by the voluntary application of secondary causes. (Source:Taha Publication)

Kashf ()
Unveiling, knowledge which does not require proof as it is a direct perception of the true nature of things. (Source:Taha Publication)

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