Ashura (عاشوراء) The tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram. On this day the memorial of Moses’ (AS) salvation from the hands of Pharaoh, and the slaying of the Grandson of the Prophet Muhammed […]
Muharram (محرم) (1) Muharram is the first month of the Islamic Calendar. This month is considered a month of mourning by the Shia (and many Sunni) Muslims due to the murder of the Grandson of […]
(ra) (رضي الله عنهم) This acronym stands for Rathiallah Anh (singular) or Rathiallah Anhum (plural) – May Allah be pleased with him or them. The Arabic true form is shown in plural
Eid Al Fitr (عيد الفطر) Eid al-Fitr roughly translates to ‘the celebration of the end of fasting’. Muslims fast during the Islamic month of Ramadhan and they conclude this month with a three day celebratory […]
Eid Al Adhha (عيد الاضحى) Eid Al-Adhha translates to ‘The Celebration of the Sacrifice’. The word Eid means celebration or festival. The word Adhha comes from the word dhahiyyah (noun) which means slaughter or sacrifice […]
Makkah (مكه) The holy city of Makkah is situated in Saudi Arabia and is the birth place of Prophet Muhammed (SAW). Prophet Ibraheem (PBUH) built the Kaaba there and Muslims go to do Hajj (pilgramage) […]
PBUT is an acronym that means Peace Be Upon Them. It is comparable to (PBUH).
Islam (إسلام) (1) A monotheistic religion with the second largest following in the World.(2) Submission (to the will of God) The Arabic word ‘Islam’ simply means ‘submission’, and derives from a word meaning ‘peace’. In […]
Iddah (عده) A woman’s prescribed waiting period after divorce or death of husband. It is 4 months and 10 days.If there was no period of iddah and the woman married another man and discovered she […]
Ibn (ابن) Ibn, or bin, means ‘son of’. Eg: Ali `ibn` Abi Talib (AS) means Ali `son of` Abi Talib.