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La darar wa la dirar 954
"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 - 106

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.

La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah 1872
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 2509
"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) - 107

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.

La madhhabi 956
Someone who does not believe in adhering to a madhhab. (Source:Taha Publication)

Laat 108

a chief goddess in the religion of the pre-Islamic Arabs during the days of Jahiliyyah.

Labbayk 1340
"At your service", the talbiya or chant of the pilgrim. (Source:Taha Publication)

Labbayk 1871
"At your service", the talbiya or call of the pilgrim to his lord in the hajj. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lafz 3318
(Plural alfaz) actual articulated expression. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lafziya 2510
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 1590
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 955
Parallel meaning, if the understood meaning of a text is equivalent to the pronounced meaning. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lahut 2857
Godhood, divine nature. (Source:Taha Publication)

Latifa 2858
(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 2859
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` 2860
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 2861
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 1591
Board, slate, wooden tablet used for writing, especially in schools. (Source:Taha Publication)

Layla 2862
"Night", also one of the names used to indicate the beloved. (Source:Taha Publication)

Laylat al-bara'a 1593
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) - 300
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 3459
The night of power, mentioned in sura 97 of the qur' an. (Source:Taha Publication)

Laylatu'l-fuqara' 2863
"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 2511
Al-kind-i's term for "not-being", now superseded by 'adam. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lazim 1162
Binding. (Source:Taha Publication)

Li-wajhi'llah 1873
Literally, "for the face of Allah," meaning in order to obtain the pleasure of Allah, purely for Allah himself. (Source:Taha Publication)

Li`an 709
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 3461
The prophet lot. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lubb 2865
"Core", the central locus of awareness in the human being, the heart of the heart. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lunar Calendar 301
The hijrah (migration of Prophet Muhammad from Makkah to Madinah in 622 C.E.), marks the starting point of the Muslim calendar, comprised of twelve lunar months (a lunar year is roughly eleven days shorter than a solar year (365 days), since each lunar month begins when the new moon's crescent becomes visible every 29 or 30 days). Muslims use such a Hijri calendar for various religious obligations such as fasting during Ramadan, celebrating the two Eid holidays, and performing the Hajj. Many contemporary sources on Islam include both the Gregorian (C.E.-common era or A.D.-anno domini) and Hijri (A.H.-after hijrah) dates for historical events. For example, a citation of 974/1566 corresponds to the date of death of the Ottoman sultan Sulayman "The Magnificent" in A.H. and C.E./A.D. values. (Source:CIE)

Lunar calendar 109

In their religious duties, Muslims depend on solar and lunar calendars. The latter is shorter than the solar by twelve days. Fasting the month of Ramadhan, celebrating the two major feasts ('Eid Al-Fitr and 'Eid Al-Adhha), performing the pilgrimage to Makkah, and other religious activities depend upon the lunar months.

The names of the lunar months are: Muharram, Safar, Rabi' Al-Awwal, Rabi' Al-Thani, Jumada Al-Ula, Jumada Al-Akhirah, Rajab, Sha'ban, Ramadhan, Shawwal, Dhul-Qi'dah, and Dhul-Hijjah.

The timing of the daily prayers depend on the solar system.


Luqata 710
An article found (lit. `picked up'). the finder must advertise the article for a year unless it is insignificant or perishable. (Source:Taha Publication)

Luqman 3460
A figure in the qur'an, a sage, the source, some say, of aesop's fables. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lutf 2512
Divine grace. (Source:Taha Publication)

Lutf 2866
Kindness or grace, Allah's help which permeates things; the all-pervading texture of the universe that cannot be grasped or defined. (Source:Taha Publication)