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Sahib 2189
Healthy and sound with no defects, used to describe an authentic hadith. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahib 1721
(Plural ashab) lit. companion, also a graduate student in a madrasa. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahib 1040
Lit. companion, also a graduate student in a madrasa. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahib al-hut 3480
"The man of the fish", the prophet yunus. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahib al-Mal 517
The financier in the mudharabah form of partnership agreement. Plural of Ashab al-mal. The sahib al-mal (also, rabb al-mal) provides the finance while the mudarib provides the entrepreneurship and management. There can be many ashab al-mal and mudaribs in a given muddrabah agreement. (Source:IslamIQ)

Sahib al-yamin 1966
"Companion of the right", one of the recording angels; also an inhabitant of the garden. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahib as-sur 1965
"The possessor of the trumpet", meaning the angel israfil. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahib ash-shimal 1964
"Companion of the left", one of the recording angels; also an inhabitant of the fire. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahifa 2188
A collection of hadiths written down by one of the companions during his lifetime or by their followers in the next generation. they are also described as rasa'il and kutub. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahifa 1722
(Plural suhuf) portion of writing, page, a book revealed to a prophet, (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahifah 163

a page or manuscript.

Sahih 1041
Healthy and sound with no defects, used to describe an authentic hadith. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahih 1222
A valid sale. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahih al-bukhari 2258
(D. 256/870). generally accepted to be the most reliable and most prestigious of the collections of hadith. it is a jami ` collection and a musannaf. a1-bukhari was said to have revised it three times. al-bukhari sought to list only hadiths which possessed uninterrupted chains of credible authorities. he wished to impress the contents on the reader and to that end divided the book into more than a hundred chapters with 3,450 sub-sections, each with a heading to indicate the contents. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahih ibn hibban 2259
(D. 354/965). the hadiths in this book are arranged neither as in a musannaf nor as in a musnad. his collection contains 2,647 hadiths that do not appear in the collections of either al-lbukhari or muslim. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahih muslim 2260
(D. 261/875). it is considered to be one of the two most reliable collections of hadith. it includes 12,000 hadiths (with 4,000 repetitions). since it does not contain a complete chapter on tafsir, it is not considered a jami `. muslim is stricter than al-bukhari in pointing out the differences between narrations and has a better arrangement of the hadiths. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahihan 2190
The two sahih collections of al-bukhari and muslim. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahl ibn `abdullah 3235
Ibn yunus at-tustari, famous man of right action, unique in knowledge and scrupulousness. he was from shushtar and was born at tustar (ahwaz) in 200/815. a sufi shaykh and ascetic, he also wrote a short tafsir. he had famous miracles (karamat) and kept the company of dhu'n-nun al-misri in makka. he had to seek refuge in basra, where he died in 282/896. his pupil ibn salim founded the salimiya. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahnr 1723
Or suhur, the early morning meal taken before first light when fasting. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahnun 2283
Abu said `abdu's-salam ibn said at-tanukhi, the maliki faqih and qadi of north africa. he met malik but did not take anything from him. he wrote the sixteen volume mudawanna on maliki fiqh. he was born in 160/776-7 in qayrawan, travelled and studied, especially in tunis and egypt. he became qadi in 234/848 under the aghlabid governor, Muhammad ibn al-aghlab, and had hundreds of students. he died in 240/854. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahq 2985
Pulverisation, the disappearance of your inward and outward structure under the weight of divine force. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahr 2050
Sleeplessness. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahur (sa-hoor) 337
A light meal taken by Muslims before dawn prior to beginning the daily fast of Ramadan. Arising for this meal is an emulation of Prophet Muhammad, since it was his practice to do so, and thus is part of his Sunnah. (Source:CIE)

Sahw 800
Forgetting; here it means forgetting how many rak`ats a person has prayed in which case he should perform two additional prostrations of sahw to compensate. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sahw 2987
Sobriety, acting in accordance with the sunna, thus concealing inward intoxication. (Source:Taha Publication)

Saj' 3362
Rhymed prose in which consecutive clauses end in a similar sound but not in a similar poetic measure. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sajda 802
The act of prostration. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sajjada 1724
Prayer rug. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sakina 3363
Calmness, tranquillity, the shechina (see qur'an 2:248). (Source:Taha Publication)

Sakina 2988
An enveloping stillness which Allah sends down on the hearts. as-salat (Source:Taha Publication)

Sakina 2051
An enveloping stillness which Allah sends down on the hearts. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sakk 1223
(Plural sukuk or sikak) the original of "cheque", a commercial document. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sala(t) 1727
The prayer, particularly the five daily obligatory prayers. one of the pillars of islam. salih (plural salihun): righteous, a spiritually developed person, some one who is in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salab 803
Belongings (arms, horse, etc.) of a deceased warrior killed in a battle. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salaf 1725
The early generations of the muslims. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salafi 1726
Derived from salaf, used to describe the early generations of the muslims, and adopted by a modern group of muslims led by al afghani and Muhammad 'abduh at the turn of the century. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salah (sa-laah) 338
Salah refers to the prescribed form of worship in Islam, and is one of the "five pillars" of Islam. Muslims perform the salah five times throughout each day as a means of maintaining God-consciousness, to thank Him for His blessings and bounty, and to seek His assistance and support in one's daily life. (Source:CIE)


Salah is an Arabic word to mean a spiritual relationship and communication between the creature and his Creator. Salah is one of the five pillars of Islam. A special communication (Salah) is to take place five times a day for a Muslim: Fajr (Dawn), Zuhr (Noon), 'Asr (Afternoon), Magrib (Sunset), and 'Ishha' (Late Night).

Salah is to be performed with mental concentration, verbal communication, vocal recitation, and physical movement to attain the spiritual uplift, peace, harmony, and concord. There is a congregational prayer on Friday noon (Salatul Jumu'ah) with a sermon (Khutbah) to be delivered by a religious leader (Imam) called Khatib.

To perform Salah, a Muslim has to have ablution (Wudhu'). He/she should make sure that cleanliness of body, clothing, and place are attained before performing Salah.

Salah is not to be confused with prayer; the latter could be interpreted as supplication (Du'a).

Salah 2052
Goodness, righteousness, virtue. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salam 1224
A sale in which the price is paid at once for goods to be delivered later; ownership in the goods passes at the time the contract is made. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salat al-haja 804
The prayer of need, asking for that need to be fulfilled, which consists of four to twelve rak `ats. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salat al-khawf 805
The shortened fear prayer which is done in times of danger. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salb 2595
Negation, to declare Allah free of any attributes which appertain to created beings. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salih 3481
The prophet sent to the people of thamud. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salih 2990
(Plural salihan) righteous, a spiritually developed person, one who is in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salihat 2053
Righteous actions, good deeds. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salik 2991
Traveller to Allah. the salik is grounded in the necessary wisdom to prevent becoming mad from the intoxication of yearning and thus acts outwardly in accordance with the shari`a while being inwardly intoxicated. (Source:Taha Publication)

Salimiya 3124
Tariqa named after ibn salim whose shaykh was sahl at-tustari (d. 282/896). (Source:Taha Publication)

Salla'llahu 'alayhi wa sallam 1883
"May Allah bless him and grant him peace", the formula spoken after mentioning the prophet Muhammad. (Source:Taha Publication)

Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam 165

This is an expression that Muslims use whenever the name of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) is mentioned or written. The meaning of it is:May the blessings and the peace of Allah be upon him (Muhammad).

Another expression that is alternatively used is:Alaihissalatu Wassalam.This expression means:On Him (Muhammad) are the blessings and the peace of Allah.

Allah has ordered Muslims, in the Qur'an, to say such an expression. Muslims are informed that if they proclaim such a statement once, Allah will reward them ten times.