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Na'ib ()
(Plural nuwwab) the representative of the shaykh, synonym of muqaddam. (Source:Taha Publication)

Na't ()
Attribute, quality, that which describes something. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nabi (NABBI NABEE)

The meaning of the word Nabi is a prophet. To be a prophet he should receive a revelation from Allah that does not necessarily mean a revealed book. When a prophet is instructed to deliver his message to a certain group of people, he is a messenger. It is stated in the Qur'an that there are no more prophets and messengers after Muhammad.
(Source:MSA-USC)

Nabi ()
(Plural anbiya') a prophet. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nabidh ()
A drink made by soaking grapes, raisins, dates, etc, in water without allowing them to ferment to the point of becoming intoxi cating. if it does become intoxicating, it is still called nabidh. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nadhr ()
A vow. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nadiha ()
A camel used for agricultural purposes. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafahat al-uns ()
By jami (d. 898/1492), an account of the sufis of the naqshbandiya of the fifteenth century and a summary of sufi thought. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafaqa ()
Maintenance, adequate support (especially of immediate family.) (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafas ar-rahman ()
"Breath of the merciful," the manifestation of possibilities, in which the entire creation is constantly renewed in each moment. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafi ()
Banishment; negation. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafila ()
(Plural nawafal) supererogatory act of worship. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafila ()
(Plural nawafil) supererogatory or voluntary act of worship. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafkha ()
A blast of the trumpet. there will be two blasts. at the first all in the heaven and earth will die, and at the second all will rise. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafr ()
(Day of) the 12th or 13th of dhu'l-hijja when the pilgrims leave mina after having completed all the ceremonies of hajj at 'arafa, muzdalifa and mina. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafs (nufs)
The soul or spirit. Muslims believe that humans are ultimately spiritual beings, housed temporarily in a physical body. The nafs represents that core of each individual which exhibits an innate orientation towards God, called fitrah, and which passes into a different unknown realm upon a person's physical death in the present world. (Source:CIE)

Nafs ()
The self. usually in reference to the lower self - either the self which commands to evil, or the reproachful self. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafth ()
Literally, spitting, often meaning to cast something into the mind. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nafth ()
Literally "spitting", often meaning to cast something into the mind. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nagl ()
Transmission. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nahd ()
Sharing the expenses of a journey or gathering the journey food of the travellers together to be distributed among them in equal shares. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nahr ()
The slaughtering of camels only, done by cutting the carotid artery at the root of the neck; the day of nahr is the 10th of dhu'l-hijja on which the pilgrims slaughter their sacrifices. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nahr ()
(Day of) the 10th of dhu'l-hijja on which the pilgrims slaughter their sacrifices. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nahw ()
Grammar. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nahy ()
Prohibition. (Source:Taha Publication)

Nahy ()
Prohibition. (Source:Taha Publication)

Najasa ()
Impurity. (Source:Taha Publication)

Najash ()
A trick (of offering a very high price) for something without the intention of buying it but just to allure and cheat somebody else who really wants to buy it although it is not worth such a high price. (Source:Taha Publication)

Najdiya or najdat ()
Najdites, the followers of najda ibn 'umaymir al-hanafi (d. 72/693), an extreme kharijite group in yamana who dropped the label "shirk" in favour of "kufr". if a muslim persists in a sin, they asserted, he is an unbeliever and a mushrik. they introduced the distinction between kufr ni`ma and kufr din (ingratitude for blessing and unbelief). (Source:Taha Publication)

Najh al-balagha ()
A collection of sayings and sermons attributed to `ali compiled by sayyid Muhammad ar-radi (d. 406/1016). (Source:Taha Publication)

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