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Raqiqa 2964
A very fine, invisible filament of light which extends from one thing to another, thus connecting them over great distances. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rasa'il 2587
"The epistles"; fifty-two treatises written by unknown ismaili writers from the ikhwan as-safa in the fourth/tenth century. they deal with the sciences and philosophy and a great deal of numerical symbolism. their contents are basically a combination of neo pythagoreanism and neo-platonism. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rasm 3355
The orthography of the qur'an; the usage of the letters in copies of the qur'an where they are written differently than the normal written usage. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rasul 1705
(Plural rusul) a `messenger,' a prophet who has been given a revealed book by Allah. every messenger is a prophet, but not every prophet is a messenger. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rasul (RASOOL) 151

The meaning of the word Rasul is a messenger. Allah sent many prophets and messengers to mankind. Amongst them, the names of twenty-five are mentioned in the Qur'an. From within the list, the Qur'an states the names of five Rasul who are the Mighty ones. These are: Nuh (Noah), Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Isa (Jesus), and Muhammad (s.a.w.).

Rasulu'llah 1706
The messenger of Allah. (Source:Taha Publication)

Ratib 789
(Plural rawatib) a regular form of litany; or the regular imam in a mosque who receives a regular salary from the treasury. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rawafid 2588
Rafidites. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rawda 1707
Lit. meadow, the area of the prophet's mosque between his grave and minbar, based on what the prophet said: "what is between my house and my minbar is one of the meadows of the garden." (Source:Taha Publication)

Rawi 2176
A transmitter of reports, oral or written. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rawi 3356
(Plural ruwa) transmitter. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rayb 2044
A doubt which creates disquiet, mental agitation, and suspicion. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rayn 2965
A veil of disbelief and error over the heart which can only be removed by faith. it comes from an ayat of the qur'an: `no indeed! rather what they have earned has rusted up their hearts" (83:14). (Source:Taha Publication)

Riba 509
Increase, addition, expansion or growth. However, not every increase or growth is prohibited by Islam. Under the Shari'ah, Riba technically refers to the premium that must be paid without any consideration. According to the jurists of Islam, this definition covers the two types of Riba, namely Riba Al Fadhl and Riba Al Nasi'ah.
Example 1 of Riba: If A sells $100 to B with $110. The premium of $10 is without any consideration or compensation. Therefore, this amount of $10 will be Riba.
Example 2 of Riba:If A lends $100 to B (a borrower) with a condition that B shall return him $110 after one month. In this case, the premium paid that must be paid by the borrower to the lender along with the price is Riba because the premium of $10 is without any consideration. (Source:IslamIQ)

Riba aI-Fadhl 510
An extension of Riba to trade because while trade is allowed, not everything in trade is permissible. The prohibition of Ribaal-fadl closes all back doors to Riba through trade; unlawful excess in the exchange of two counter-values, where the excess is measurable through weight or measure. According to some Ahadith, (Sayings of the Holy Prophet) if six things i.e. gold, silver, wheat, barley, dates and salt are exchanged against themselves, they should be spot and be equal and been specified. If these conditions are not found, this transaction will become Riba Al Fadhl. (Source:IslamIQ)

Riba al-fadi 1215
This involves any discrepancy in quantity in an exchange, for example, an exchange of goods of superior quality for more of the same kind of goods of inferior quality, e.g., dates of superior quality for dates of inferior quality in greater amount. this is forbidden. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riba al-nasi'a 1219
This involves a gap in time in an exchange of two quantities, even if they match in quantity and quality, for example, interest on lent money. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riba al-Nasi'ah 511
It refers to the 'premium' that must be paid by the borrower to the lender along with the principal amount as a condition for the loan or an extension in its maturity. It is thus equivalent to interest. The 'addition' of the 'premium' which is paid to the lender in return for his waiting as a condition for the loan and is technically the same as interest. (Source:IslamIQ)

Riba jail 1217
Manifest riba. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riba khafi 1218
Hidden riba. (Source:Taha Publication)

Ribat 2966
The stronghold traditionally used by the muslims to prepare for their jihad against the enemies of islam, situated at exposed points of the frontier; later a tariqa-based centre of religious instruction. (Source:Taha Publication)

Ribh 1220
Profit. (Source:Taha Publication)

Ribs 1214
Usury, which is haram, whatever forms it takes, since it it involves obtaining something for nothing through exploitation. (Source:Taha Publication)

Ribs al-jahiliyya 1216
Pre-islamic riba. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rida 790
See rada'. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rida 2967
Serene and joyful contentment with Allah's decree, when there is a balance between fear and hope. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rida 2045
Being well-pleased and content with what Allah decrees. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rida' 1708
A piece of cloth (sheet etc.) worn around the upper part of the body. (Source:Taha Publication)

Ridda 791
Apostasy. (Source:Taha Publication)

Ridwan 1961
The angel in charge of admitting people to the garden. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rifa'iyya 3123
A tariqa which originated from basra and has several branches. known in the west as the "howling dervishes". it was an off shoot of the qadiriya established by ahmad ar-rifa'i (d. 578/1187). they developed strange and extreme practices, including the dawsa. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rifq 792
Leniency. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rihla 2177
To travel in search of knowledge, in this case, to collect ahadith. someone who does this is called rahhala or jawwal, "one who travels extensively in search of knowledge". sometimes they would travel for months in order to listen to a single hadith. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rijal 2178
The men who are the links in the chain of transmission or isnad of a hadith. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rijal 2968
"Men", meaning the men of gnosis and illumination. this has no gender attached to it in this usage and so it is also applied to women. the singular is rajul. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rijal 1035
Men, plural of rajul, used of the men who are the links in the chain of transmission or isnad of a hadith. (Source:Taha Publication)

Rikaz 793
Treasure buried in pre-islamic times which is recovered without great cost or effort. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riqaq 2179
Ahadith which deal with piety and asceticism, so named because they produce tenderness in the heart. (Source:Taha Publication)

Risala 2180
A collection of ahadith which deals with one major topic. it can also be called simply a "book" (kitab). (Source:Taha Publication)

Risala 2589
Message, also a treatise. (Source:Taha Publication)

Risala 2297
By ibn abi zayd al-qayrawani, an immensely popular summary of the principal elements of the shari `a. it is also known as bakara as-sa`d, "the beginning of happiness", and zubda al-madhhab, "cream of the school". ibn abi zayd wrote it at the age of seventeen to counter the influence of the fatimids. it covers everything from dogma to table manners. (Source:Taha Publication)

Risala 3154
"The treatise", by al-qushayri (d. 465/1074), basically a collection of sayings, anecdotes and definitions presented in a somewhat formal method. it is one of the early complete manuals of the science of sufism. (Source:Taha Publication)

Risala 1709
Message, also a treatise or letter. (Source:Taha Publication)

Ritl 1844
(Plural artal): "rotl", a measure of weight, approximately one pound. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riwaya 3357
Transmission of a particular reading of the qur'an. hafs and warsh are the most in use today. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riwaya 1036
Transmission of texts. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riwaya bi'l-lafz 2183
Literal transmission. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riwaya bi'l-ma'na 2182
Transmission of meaning. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riya' 2046
Showing off, doing actions for the sake of being seen to do them. (Source:Taha Publication)

Riyad as-salihin 2257
An-nawawi (d. 676/1277), a famous collection of hadiths arranged by subject. it is a selection from the sahih and a couple of other works on hadith accompanied by relevant qur'anic ayats. (Source:Taha Publication)