Allah: The supreme God
of all creation. He is known as "God" or "Father"
to the Christians, and as "El" or "Yahweh"
to the Jews.
Muhammad: The last messenger
of God to all mankind. He was the seal of the prophets of God,
who included prophets Abraham, Noah, Moses,
Jesus, and many others.
Islam: The last message
of God to all mankind. It was sent down upon prophet Muhammad
(pbuh), recorded in broad outlines in the Qur'an, and described
in detail in the Sunnah. Islam is an Arabic word which means "Submission
Qur'an: The holy book
of the Muslims. It consists of 100% the word of God and no words
of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his companions, or any human being.
Sunnah: The title given
to the collection of recorded words and actions of the prophet
Muhammad (pbuh). Most of what he said or did throughout his lifetime
is recorded in the Sunnah.
pbuh: Means "Peace
Be Upon Him". Used most often in reference to prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) and also in reference to the many other prophets of Allah,
such as Noah, Moses, Abraham, Jesus,
pbut: Means "Peace
Be Upon Them". Same as above, but used in reference to more
Same as "pbuh". It is an abbreviation of the original
Arabic words "Salla Allahu alaihi Wa Sallam", which
are translated as "peace be upon him" in English.
Ibn: An Arabic word which
means "Son of."
Bint/Ibna: An Arabic word
which means "Daughter of."
Masjid: An Arabic word
which means mosque.
OT Old Testament. The
portion of the Bible transmitted by the Jews.
NT: New Testament. The
portion of the Bible specific to the Christian faith.
People of the Book: This
is the term used in the noble Qur'an to refer to the Jews and
Christians. It is also sometimes translated as "People of
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