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La darar wa la dirar ()
"Do not inflict injury nor repay one injury with another," a hadith which is the basis for the legal principle of al-masalih al-mursala. (Source:Taha Publication)

La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah () -

The meaning of this expression is:There is no power and no strength save in Allah.This expression is read by a Muslim when he is struck by a calamity, or is taken over by a situation beyond his control. A Muslim puts his trust in the hands of Allah, and submits himself to Allah.
(Source:MSA-USC)

La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah ()
The meaning of this expression is: "there is no power and no strength save in Allah." this is said by a muslim when he is struck by a calamity, or is taken over by a situation beyond his control. (Source:Taha Publication)

La hukm ills lillah ()
"There is no judgement except that of Allah", the motto of the kharijites, used to justify whatever judgements they made. (Source:Taha Publication)

La ilaha illallah (LAA ILAHA ILLALLAH) -

This expression is the most important one in Islam. It is the creed that every person has to say to be considered a Muslim. It is part of the first pillar of Islam. The meaning of which is:There is no lord worthy of worship except Allah.

The second part of this first pillar is to say:Muhammadun Rasul Allah,which means:Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.
(Source:MSA-USC)

La madhhabi ()
Someone who does not believe in adhering to a madhhab. (Source:Taha Publication)

Laat ()

a chief goddess in the religion of the pre-Islamic Arabs during the days of Jahiliyyah.
(Source:MSA-USC)

Labbayk ()
"At your service", the talbiya or chant of the pilgrim. (Source:Taha Publication)

Labbayk ()
"At your service", the talbiya or call of the pilgrim to his lord in the hajj. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lafz ()
(Plural alfaz) actual articulated expression. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lafziya ()
View that while the qur'an is uncreated in its essence, man's "lafz" or utterance of it is created. chiefly represented by al-karabisi (d. 245-48/859-62) and ibn ath-thalji. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lahd ()
A grave, about five feet deep in which a niche is dug for the body into the side facing qibla so that the body is protected by the overhang. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lahn al-khitab ()
Parallel meaning, if the understood meaning of a text is equivalent to the pronounced meaning. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lahn al-khitab ()
Parallel meaning, if the understood meaning of a text is equivalent to the pronounced meaning. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lahut ()
Godhood, divine nature. (Source:Taha Publication)

Latifa ()
(Plural lata'if) all pervading energy within an organism (similar to the taoist chi'i); an indication with a very subtle meaning which flashed in the understanding but cannot be verbally expressed. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lawa'ih ()
Glimmers, sudden intuitions, the first gleams affirming the object of desire coming, as it were, as flashes in the dark, a sensory sensation, the precursors of lawami `. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lawami` ()
Gleams, intuitions of spiritual light to the heart which last two moments. they are glimpses of meaning which are perceived by the rah. these are the first genuine lights, the precursors of tawali `. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lawh ()
Board, tablet. al-lawh al-mahfuz is the preserved tablet in the unseen which is also referred to as the umm al-kitab, the place of recording what will be, the repository of destiny. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lawh ()
Board, slate, wooden tablet used for writing, especially in schools. (Source:Taha Publication)

Layla ()
"Night", also one of the names used to indicate the beloved. (Source:Taha Publication)

Laylat al-bara'a ()
The night preceding the 15th of sha`ban (and hence also nisf sha `ban or middle of sha`ban), the night of quittancy, also called shabi barat in india and iran. in a hadith, it says that Allah descends to the lowest heaven on that night and calls on people to grant them forgiveness. (Source:Taha Publication)

Laylat al-Qadr (layl-at al-cud-er) -
Literally, "Night of Power." This term is used in reference to the night in Ramadan, 610 C.E. on which Prophet Muhammad received the first revelations of the Qur'an, during his retreat in the cave of Hira above Makkah. Muslims commemorate this night, believed to be the 27th of Ramadan (though unknown for certain), by offering additional prayers and supplications late into the night. (Source:CIE)

Laylat al-qadr ()
The night of power, mentioned in sura 97 of the qur' an. (Source:Taha Publication)

Laylatu'l-fuqara' ()
"The night of the fuqara"', meaning the gathering of dhikr attended by the fuqara' with their shaykh or one of his muqaddams, usually on thursday night. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lays ()
Al-kind-i's term for "not-being", now superseded by 'adam. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lazim ()
Binding. (Source:Taha Publication)

Li-wajhi'llah ()
Literally, "for the face of Allah," meaning in order to obtain the pleasure of Allah, purely for Allah himself. (Source:Taha Publication)

Li`an ()
Mutual cursing, a form of divorce which involves oaths taken by the wife and husband when he accuses her of committing adultery and she denies it. they can never remarry after this. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lu t ()
The prophet lot. (Source:Taha Publication)

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