A group of students involved in the study of Islam.
a person who enjoys the protection of a tribe but does not belong to it by blood.
"Ha Mim". Another name for Ha Mim Sajda or al-Fussillat. Surah 41 of the Holy Qur'an.
This consists of two parts:
Singular of Hudood. Boundary limit between the Halal (lawful) and Haram (unlawful), set by Allah Ta'ala.
"The Iron". Surah 57 of the Holy Qur'an.
Fast recitation of the Holy Qur'an.
A cow, sheep or a goat that is offered as a sacrifice by a pilgrim during the Hajj.
A saying or tradition of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Plural: Ahadeeth.
A saying of Allah Ta'ala narrated by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, that is not part of the Holy Qur'an.
Combined plural indicating all descendants - sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc. Singular: Hafada. See Holy Qur'an, An-Nahl (16):72.
Daughter of Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, and wife of Muhammad, may the blessings and peace of Allah be on him and his family and his companions.
The 'Black Stone', a stone which some say fell from heaven, set into one corner of the Ka'aba in Makka by the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), peace be upon him, which the pilgrims, in imitation of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, kiss, so unifying all the Muslims throughout the ages in one place.
"The Pilgrimage", which commences on the 8th of Dhu'l-Hijjah. There are three types of Hajj:
Another name for Umra. See Umra.
The last farewell Hajj of Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, before his death. During that Hajj, Muhammad gave an immortal Khutba called "Khutbatul Wida". This sermon is still remembered word for word, for it confirmed that the Deen of Islam had been completed, transmitted and established by the Messenger of Allah, may the blessings and peace of Allah be on him and his family and his companions and all who follow him in what they are able, with sincerity, until the Last Day.
One whose profession is cupping (Hejjam).
Lawful as defined by Allah the Almighty. See Ahkam.
Minister of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) who tried to have all the newborn babies killed at the time when the Prophet Musa (Moses), peace be on him, was born.<
To carry. Words from the same root: Hamala, he carried;Yahmilou, they carried.
Brother-in-law to a wife, i.e. her husband's brother.
A school of Islamic jurisprudence named after Imam Abu Hanifa.
Grandmother of the Prophet Isa (Jesus, Son of Mary), peace be on them, and wife of 'Imran, may Allah be pleased with him. Since the Prophet isa had maternal grandparents, how can the Christians claim him to be Allah? Since Allah is the Creator of all that there is, and was not created, do the Christians claim that Allah has a family tree? (Since they acknowledge the immaculate conception and the virgin birth, why do they trace the lineage of Jesus through Joseph the carpenter? See Matthew 1:6-16, Luke 3:23-31,) Glory be to Allah, the Most High. Cursed are those who ascribe partners to Him. The punishment of Hellfire awaits those who do not desist from this blasphemy.
"The Reality". Another name for the Last Day. Surah 69 of the Holy Qur' an.
"The two Holy Sanctuaries". The sanctuary of the Ka'ba at Makkah and the sanctuary of al-Masjid al-Rasool, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in Madinah.
Aaron. A prophet of Islam. He was the brother of the Prophet Musa (Moses), peace be on them. See Holy Qur' an, Ta Ha (20);29-36, 90-94.
Land covered with black stones in Madinah.
Two angels who, by the permission of Allah Ta'ala, taught magic to the people of Babylon. See Holy Qur' an, Al-Baqara (2):102.
Jealousy. Hasad is forbidden in Islam, except for two specific reasons:
Good deeds committed in the path of Allah Ta'ala. These are the deeds by which Allah Ta'ala will judge man and Jinn when deciding whether or not they will enter Jannah. Singular: Hasana.
A place just outside Makkah where the Hujjaj go after completing the Hajj.
Transference of debt from one person to another by the agreement of both parties.
A Quraishi tribe. An Arabian tribe that always gave trouble to the new-born Islamic nation before their conversion to Islam.
The watering-place of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, whose pure drink will refresh those who have crossed the Siraat before entering the Garden on the Last Day.
The sixth level of Nar (Hellfire). This will be the home of the Christians. See Jahanam.
Eve, wife of Adam, peace be on them. She bore many children. Every time she gave birth, they were twins, one male and one female. Each twin married the twin of the other. The two most famous of her offspring were Habil (Abel) and Qaabil (Cain).
This has a wide range of meanings which fall into two categories:
The Arabic root of this word is Hafiza which means to memorize. In the religious sense, Muslims try to memorize the whole Qur'an. Any person who achieves this task is called Hafiz. A Hafiz is recognized by his community and is given certain privileges. There millions of Muslims who make Hifz of the whole Qur'an.
Any kind of veil - it could be a curtain, a facial veil, etc. The facial Hijab is divided into two types:
The region along the western seaboard of Arabia, in which Makka, Medina, Jeddah and Ta'if are situated.
"Al-Hijr". Name of a rocky place and its people. Surah 15 of the Holy Qur'an.
Migration in the path of Allah.
Name of the Islamic lunar calendar. It took its name from the early Muslims who migrated from Makkah to Madinah, and commences from the date of the Prophet Muhammad's Hijra, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, which he made with Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, in 622AC. The months of the Islamic calendar are:
A famous cave in the Jabal an-Nur in Makkah where Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, first received the Divine Message through the Holy Spirit, the Angel Jibreel (Gabriel), peace be on him.
Party. Allah Ta'ala divides all the parties into two groups:
"Hizb Allah" (the Party of Allah ) and "Hizbal-Shaitan" (the Party of Satan). It is irrelevant to Allah how one labels one's party, whether it be "Democratic Party", "Labour Party","Communist Party" or whatever. All that matters is whether or not it follows the path of Allah Ta'ala.
Plural of Hooriah. See Hooriyah.
A female virgin created by Allah Ta'ala, but not a descendant of Adam, peace be on him. She is created in Jannah (Paradise)and is the perfect companion of man in the Akhira (Hereafter). Her beauty is insurpassable and unimaginable. She has intensely black irises and the whites of her eyes are pure white. Also spelled as Houriah. Plural: Hooriyat.
A prophet sent to the Tribe of 'Ad. See Mursaleen. See 'Ad. Surah 11 of the Holy Qur' an.
A famous plain ten miles from Makkah on the way to Jeddah. Site of the peace pact between the Muslims and the pagan Quraish in the year 6AH. This treaty paved the way for the spread of Islam. Surat al-Fath (Surah 48 of the Holy Qur'an) cmmemorates this victorious event. Allah Ta'ala called it "Fathan Mubeena" (a Manifest Victory). See Holy Qur'an, AI-Fath (48):1-4.
The boundary limits between what is Halal (lawful) and what is Haram (unlawful), set by Allah Ta'ala. Whoever transgresses these limits may be punished or forgiven by Allah.
Pilgrims. Persons who have been on pilgrimage to Makkah during the Hajj season in the month of Dhul Hijjah. Singular: Haj = a male pilgrim, Hajah = a female pilgrim.
"The Apartments". Surah 49 of the Holy Qur'an.
The closest equivalent in the English language is "verdict". It usually applies to a judgement on legal issues, especially with regard to religious matters.
"The Scandalmonger". Surah 104 of the Holy Qur'n.
The Quraish tribe, together with their offspring and allies, were called "Hums". The word was meant to be taken as meaning "strictness and enthusiasm", because they thought themselves to be Allah's people, thus regarding themselves as being superior to others.
Valley on the road from Makkah to Taif. Site of a famous battle that took place immediately after the conquest of Makkah in 8AH, between the Muslim army consisting of about 10,000-2,000 men and the combined forces of the Hawazin and Thaqeef which amounted to 4,000 men. After a surprise attack and a near defeat, the Muslims managed to completely crush the enemy. See Holy Qur' an, At-Taubah ( 9):24-25.
The seventh and deepest level of the Nar (Hellfire). This is where the religious hypocrites will spend eternity. The worst of Allah's creation are the Munafiqeen (hypocrites), whether they be mankind or Jinn, because they 'accept' Allah and His Messenger with their tongues, but deny this 'acceptance' by their actions. See Jahanam.