…Glossary of Islam…

=> Fardh – an act which is commanded by Allah in the Quran & is compulsory.

=> Wajib – an compulsory act but is after fardh.

=> Sunnah – an act that Rasoolullah (S.A.W) liked.

=> Nafl – Optional, reward for doing but no punishment for not doing.

=> Haraam – Forbidden acts

=> Halaal – Permissbile acts

=> Mustahab – Good acts

=> Makrooh – Disliked acts

=> Adhan/Azaan – Call to prayer

=> Hajj – Pilgrimage

=> Khutbah – Sermon

=> Surah – Chapter of the Quran

=> Umrah – Pilgrimage

=> Tawaf – Going around the Ka’bah

=> Ummah – Nation

=> Ansaars – Helpers of the Prophet (S.A.W)

=> Imam – Leads the prayer

=>Jihad – To fight in the way of Allah

=>Muazzin – The person who calls the azaaan

=>Qiblah/Qa’bah – The house of Allah, you face the Qa’bah when you pray salaah.

=>Islam – the religion of Allah (God). Not a personal belief that is practised in your own way in your own time but a complete way of life that has been demonstrated to all by the prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H).

=>Quran – the message of Allah (God) as revealed to the prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H). The living example of the Quran is the prophet Muhammad. The Quran is the theory and the prophets life is the example of how to live it.

=>Hadith – the saying and actions of the final Messenger of Allah (God).

=>Muhammad (S.A.W) – the final Messenger of Allah (God).

=>Sahabah – the companians of the the final Messenger of Allah (God).

=>Sahabi – A Muslim who has seen the Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H).

=>Muslim – A follower of Islam. One who beleives in Allah and his final Messenger. One who accepted and has recited the Shahadah (declaration) of Islam. Some one who does not accept the finality of the prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is not a Muslim. Some one who does not rely on the Hadith (Sunnah) of the prophet cannot really be classified as a Muslim.