Glossary of Islamic Terms
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Followers of the Sahabah
Exegesis, particularly such commentary on the Qur'aan
Impurity; anything worshipped other than Allah, i.e. all the false deities.
Optional, late night prayer
Purification from ritual impurities by means of wudu or ghusl .
A special manner of reciting the Qur'aan according to prescribed rules of pronunciation and intonation.
To follow, i.e. following a Madhab one of the orthodox school of religious jurisprudence, school of thought
. There are four Sunni school's of thought and one main Shia'at school of thought.
God fearing men of Allah سبحانه التعالئ, obedient.
Tarawih prayers are extra prayers in Ramadan after the Isha prayer with 20 Rakat (units).
The study of Arabic grammar issued from the Qur'aan .
A Muslim religious order, particularly a Sufi order .
Slow and measured (meditative) recitation of the Qur'aan .
Vocalization of a text, for example the Qur'aan
Circumambulating the Ka'bah during Hajj.
Monotheism. First Pillar of Islam .