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`Ayn al-jam` 2668
Perfect union. (Source:Taha Publication)

Basira 2682
Insight. (Source:Taha Publication)

Hadir 2737
Present, wholly aware and not distracted. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rabb (Rab) 571
Lord, Creator, Sustainer (Source:IslamiCity)

'Abd 2638
Slave, servant of Allah, the creature utterly dependent on its lord and creator for its existence and sustenance. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Abdu'l-ghani ibn isma`il an-nabulisi 3161
Born in damascus in 1050/1641. a prolific hanafi imam, mufti, poet, sufi and author of nearly 500 books, especially idah al-maqsud min wahdat al-wujud (explaining what the sufis mean by `wahdat al-wujud' (the oneness of being)). he wrote commentaries on ibn al-`arabi and ibn al-farid. he died in 1143/1733. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Adam 2642
The void, non-existence. for ibn al-'arabi, this is the realm of the possible out of which all the forms flood endlessly. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Adhaab (Azab) 382
Punishment, especially the punishment for failing to obey Allah Ta'ala. See the Holy Qur'an, Aali 'Imran (3):106. (Source:IslamIQ)

'Adn 3405
Eden, part of paradise. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ahd 1398
Covenant, compact, pact or contract. dhu `ahd denotes someone who has a contract with the muslims (i.e. a dhimmi). `wilaya 'ahd" means succession to the khalifate by virtue of a covenant with the preceding khalif. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ajwa 1410
An excellent quality of date. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Alam al-amr 2650
The world of dominion, the non-spatial world of the angels and human spirits (also called 'alm al-malakut). (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ali ibn `isa ar-rummani 3513
A mu'tazilite born in iraq in 295/908 and died in 386/996. he wrote an-nukat fi i'jaz al-qur'an, the earliest complete text in support of the i'jaz al-qur'an. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Alim 397
An Islamic religious scholar. Plural: Ulamaa. (Source:IslamIQ)

'Amal 880
Action, normative practice, precedent, juridical practice. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Amal ahl al-madina 881
The normative practice of the people of madina (meaning the first three generations), one of the fundamental principles of maliki fiqh. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Anat 583
Fornication. (cf. zina). (Source:Taha Publication)

'Aqd 1096
(Plural `uqud) a contract. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Aqeeda (aqida akeeda akida) 406
Literally means belief or creed. In Islamic terminology, it means articles of faith. (Source:IslamiCity)

'Arad 2662
(Plural a `rad) an accidental or non-essential, ontic quality. the opposite of jawhar. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Arad 2392
(Plural a `rad) an accidental or non-essential, ontic quality. the opposite of jawhar. this applies to qualities like colour, heat, cold, motion, rest, etc. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Arafa 1307
A plain fifteen miles to the east of makka on which stands the jabal ar-rahma, the mount of mercy. one of the essential rites of hajj is to stand on 'arafa on the 9th of dhu'l-hijja. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Arsh 1901
The throne. it is the ceiling of all creatures and the greatest of them. the throne contains immense expanses, height and resplendent beauty, but it is beyond the power of any human being to describe it or imagine its form. knowledge of it is with Allah alone. the light of the throne is from the light of the noble face of Allah. the throne has bearers who carry it and Allah almighty is settled on it, in a way that is beyond definition or concept. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Asr 1428
The mid-afternoon prayer. it is also the name of sura 103 of the qur' an. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ayb 1102
(Plural `uyub) a defect in goods. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ayn 1103
Ready money, cash; a capital asset or object with material value. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ayn 2666
The essence, the eye, the spring. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ayn al-basira 2667
The inner eye of the heart. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ayn al-qalb 2669
The eye of the heart, the organ of intuition. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Id 648
A festival, either the festival at the end of ramadan or at the time of the hajj. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Idda 651
A period after divorce or the death of her husband during which a woman must wait before re-marrying. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ifrit 1522
A powerful sort of jinn; a demon or imp. 9 (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ijma 455
Consensus. What all the Ulama (people of religious knowledge) from among the Muslims agree upon. (Source:IslamIQ)

'Ilal 933
Plural of 'illa. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Imara 2786
Technical term for the collective dhikr also called hadra. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Isawians 2800
For ibn al-'arabi, this has a special meaning: the 'isawian is the one who has brought his timeless reality to life. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Isha' 670
The night prayer. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Ishq 2802
Passionate and unbounded love for Allah. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Isma 2477
Infallibility, preservation of the prophets from wrong action. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Itq 680
Manumission of a slave. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Umdat as-salik 2341
By ibn an-naqib (d. 769/1368), a summary of the shafi'i school which has been translated into english by nuh keller as "reliance of the traveller". (Source:Taha Publication)

'Urf sahih 1258
Valid or approved custom, which is in harmony with the shad'a and is therefore accepted. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Uways al-barawi 3255
Uways ibn Muhammad, born in brava on the southern somali coast in 1263/1847. he studied shafi`i fiqh, tafsir and sufism before going to baghdad, the centre of the qadiri tariqa to which he belonged. he returned home with ijaza and spread islam in tanganiyka, southern somalia and eastern zaire. he founded agricultural settlements at bilad al-amin and biolay, north of brava, and was assassinated in 1326/1909 at the age of 63. (Source:Taha Publication)

'Uzayr 3500
Ezra. (Source:Taha Publication)

(al-) Aqsa (al-uck-sa) 227
Name of the holy site located in the city of Jerusalem and referred to in the Qur'an as "the farthest masjid." The site is believed to be the area from which Prophet Muhammad was miraculously ascended to Heaven in 619 C.E. (Source:CIE)

(al-) Fatihah (al-faa-ti-hah) - 249
Arabic name meaning "The Opening," and referring to the opening chapter of the Qur'an. This chapter, recited during the daily formal worship, is comprised of seven short verses and summarizes the essential beliefs of Muslims and the obligation of human beings to seek guidance and aid from God alone. (Source:CIE)

(al-) Ghayb (Ghayb Ghaib) 255
Arabic term referring to the unseen world, belief in which is a basic article of faith. Angels, jinn and other creations of God inhabit this realm. For Muslims, recognition of al-Ghayb demonstates acknowledgement that human knowledge is limited and that only God is the All-Knowing and All-Powerful. (Source:CIE)

(al-) Quds (al-koods) - 329
Literally, "The Holy," this is the name used by Muslims for Jerusalem. al-Quds is the third holiest city in Islam, following Makkah and Madinah, because of its significance to Islamic history in the broadest sense (Source:CIE)

(as-) Sahih (as-sa-heeh) 336
The name applied to two important collections of hadith, one (Sahih Bukhari) by Muhammad ibn Isma'il al-Bukhari (d. 870 C.E.) and the other (Sahih Muslim) by Abu al-Husayn Muslim (d. 873 C.E.). Both collections are considered highly authoritative, due to the collectors' scrupulous methods for verifying the authenticity of the hadith contained in them. (Source:CIE)

`Aba 1394
A sleeveless garment resembling a mantle, open in the front. (Source:Taha Publication)