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Za'ir ()
Visitor, someone visiting the tomb of the prophet. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zabaniya ()
"The violent thrusters", the angels who thrust people into hellfire, who are nineteen in number. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zabaniya ()
"Violent thrusters", the angels who thrust people into hellfire, who are nineteen in number. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zabur ()
The psalms of da'ud. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zabur (za-boor)
Arabic name for the holy scripture revealed to Prophet David thousands of years ago. For Muslims, the Zabur, analogous to the Christian Psalms, was a scriptural precursor to the Qur'an, just as David was a predecessor of Muhammad in the history of divinely revealed monotheism. (Source:CIE)

Zahid ()
Someone whose heart has no inclination or attachment for this world. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zahir ()
Apparent, probablistic; a zahir text can mean one of two or more things. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zahir ()
Apparent, probablistic, a zahir text can mean one of two or more things. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zahiriya ()
A school of fiqh which derived its judgements from the literal (zahir) text of the qur'an and the sunna and rejected ray, qiyas, istihsan, taqlid, and other legal principles. it was called the da'udi school after its founder, da'ud ibn khalaf. the only time it was connected to political power was under the muwahhid ruler, ya`qub al-mansur (580/1184 - 591/1195). the famous sufi, muhyi'd-din ibn 'arabi was a zahiri in fiqh. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zakah (za-kaah)
Zakah literally means "purification," and refers to an almsgiving tax, roughly 2.5% of one's accumulated wealth, that eligible Muslims pay annually. Zakah is one of the "five pillars" of Islam, and is usually collected by local masjids or charitable organizations. The funds are distributed to poor and needy persons in the Muslim community. Paying the zakah reminds Muslims of the duty to help those less fortunate, and that wealth is a trust from God rather than something to be taken for granted. (Source:CIE)

Zakah (ZAKAAT)

One of the five pillars of Islam is Zakah, which means purification and increment of one's wealth.

A Muslim who has money beyond a certain quantity is to pay the Zakah. It is also called the alms due or poor due. It is to be used in eight categories for welfare of the society that are mentioned in the Qur'an, namely: the poor, the needy, the sympathizers, the captives, the deptors, the cause of Allah, the wayfarers, and for those who are to collect it.

The amount to be collected is 2.5%, 5%, or 10%, depending on the assets and the method used to produce it. For example, it is 2.5% of the assets that have been owned over a year, 5% of the wheat when irrigated by the farmer, and 10% of the wheat that is irrigated by the rain.

Zakah al-Fitr ()
A small obligatory head-tax imposed on every Muslim who has the means for himself and his dependants. It is paid once yearly at the end of Ramadan before Eid al-Fitr. (Source:IslamIQ)

Zakah Al-Mal ()
The Muslims' wealth tax: One must pay 2.5% of one's yearly savings above a certain amount to the poor and needy Muslims. The Zakah is compulsory on all Muslims who have saved (at least) the equivalent of 85g of 24 carat gold at the time when the annual Zakah payment is due. (Source:IslamIQ)

Zakaria (Zacharia Zakarya Zacharya)
Prophet of God and father of John the Baptist (Source:IslamiCity)

Zakariyya ()
The prophet zacharia, the father of yahya, john the baptist, and guardian of maryam. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zakat ()
One of the five pillars of islam. it is a wealth tax paid on certain forms of wealth: gold and silver, staple crops, livestock, and trading goods. as regards its distribution, see qur'an 9:60. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zakat al-fitr ()
A small obligatory head-tax imposed on every muslim who has the means for himself and his dependants. it is paid once yearly at the end of ramadan. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zakatu-rid Tijaarah ()
Zakah of profits of merchandise. (Source:IslamIQ)

Zakatul Huboob ()
Zakah of grain/corn. (Source:IslamIQ)

Zakatul Ma'dan ()
Zakah of minerals. (Source:IslamIQ)

Zakatur Rikaaz ()
Zakah of treasure/precious stones. (Source:IslamIQ)

Zalim (Thalim)
The wrong-doer, he who exceeds the limits of right, the unjust. (Source:Prof. Ishaq Zahid)

Zalim ()
A person who is unjust and oppressive, a tyrant. zuhr: the midday prayer. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zaman ()
Linear time. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zaman ()
Linear time. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zamzam ()
The well in the haram of makka. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zamzam ()
The sacred well inside Al-Haram ash-Shareef in Makkah. (Source:Prof. Ishaq Zahid)

Zandaqa ()
Heresy. this is an arabicised persian word. the term had been used for heterodox groups, especially manichaeans, in pre-islamic persia, and hence it was originally applied to magians. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zann ()
Opinion, supposition, conjecture, speculation. (Source:Taha Publication)

Zann ()
Opinion, supposition. (Source:Taha Publication)

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