Abdullah ibn ‘Amr, may
Allah be pleased with him, related that the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah
bless him and grant him peace, said: "A Muslim is a person who does not
harm another Muslim with his tongue or his hands, and an emigrant is
one who leaves that which Allah has forbidden." Saheeh Muslim and
Harisa ibn Wahb, may Allah
be pleased with him, related that the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless
him and grant him peace, said: "shall I tell you who are the dwellers
of Paradise? They are every person who is considered weak and is
despised, but who, if he takes an oath of reliance upon Allah, then he
fulfills it. Now shall I tell you who are the persons destined for
Hell? They are everyone who is ignorant, impertinent, proud and
arrogant. Saheeh Muslims and Saheeh Bukhari.
Aisha, may Allah be pleased
with her, related that: "A poor woman came to me with her two
daughters. I gave her three dates. She gave one to each girls and
wanted to eat the third herself. The two girls asked her for this also.
So she divided it into two parts and gave one to each of the girls. I
was much impressed by her action and mentioned it to the Holy Prophet,
may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He said, ‘Allah has ordained
Paradised for her in consequence of this action’: or ‘Allah has freed
her from hell on account of this gesture." Saheeh Muslim.
(AL): "The Tidings". Surah 78 of the Holy Qur’an.
Prophet. There have been many prophets since the world was first
created. Their exact number is not mentioned either in the Holy Qur’an
or in any of the authentic Ahadith (sayings and traditions of the Holy
Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace ). Only
twenty-five of them are actually named in the Holy Qur’an, may the
blessing and peace of Allah be on all of them.
A small group of people, usually between three and ten in number.
Optional Salat. They are of two types: (1.) Sunnah -
the optional Salat that one does before and after the Fard Salat. These
voluntary Salat fall into two categories: (a.) Muakkad -
confirmed. These types of Salat were always regularly done by Muhammad,
may Allah bless him and grant him peace. (b.) Ghair-Muakkad -
not confirmed. Those types of Salat were often, but not always,
practiced by the Prophet Muhammad. (2.) Others - any other
Salat that one may wish to perform; for example, doing two Rak’at
before making a Du’a. With the exceptions of the Witr prayer, Nafilah
prayers always consist of two Rak’at at a time. See Witr. Plural:
A gift. From the same root as Anfal, meaning booty taken
in war. It means a voluntary act of Ibadah. See Nafilah.
The 12th or 13th of Dhul’l Hijjah when the
Hujjaj (pilgrims) leave Mina. (2.) To go forth and be ready to
strive and suffer in the way of Allah Ta’ala. See Holy Qur’an,
traveling expenses by putting the money or food
into kitty and distributing them equally among the travelers.
MUNKAR: Forbidding the evil. The full phrase is "Amr bil
Ma’roof was Nahi ‘Anil Munakr" (enjoining the good and forbidding
(AL): "The Bee". Surah 16 of the Holy Qur’an.
The plurality of respect and honour. Allah
Ta’ala uses "We" to express His honour and greatness. It is not the
plurality of numbers, for Allah is One and Unique. There is nothing
like Him and there is none comparable to Him. Allah did not beget nor
was He begotten.
NAHR: Slaughtering camels. The Day of Nahr takes
place on the 10th of Dhu’l-Hijjah, when Hujjaj sacrifice camels, goats,
sheep, etc., as one of the rites of the Hajj. See Eid al-Adha, Hajj.
private talk between Allah the Almigthy and one of His
slaves on the Day of Ressurection. See Saheeh Bukhari.
2) A secretive talk among the
Kuffar plotting against the Holy prophet Muhammad and his followers,may
the blessings and peace of Allah be on him and them.. See Surah
of the two angels who will question us in our graves.
See Munkar wa Nakir.
(AL): "The Ants". Surah 27 of the Holy Qur’an.
(1). leader of a small group of men going on a expedition. (2).
means fire, but usually means the Fire of the
next world, including all seven levels of Hellfire as a whole.
"Mankind". Surah 114 of the Holy Qur’an. There
are three different levels of mankind: Mutaqoon - people who
fear Allah Ta’ala and do not commit Kabair (major sins). Mukhalatoon
- people who commit Kabair (major sins), in spite of their belief in
Allah. Kuffar - unbelievers, who do not believe in Allah. Not
only do they commit Kabair, but also they commit the greatest wrong
action of all, Shirk.
(RIBA AL): A type of interest on loaned money. This is
completely Haram. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara (2):275-280,
A type of curved writing often used for early hand-written copies of
the Holy Qur’an.
(AN): "Help" . Surah 110 of the Holy Qur’an.
of Nafilah. See Nafilah.
"Those who tear out". Surah 79 of the Holy Qur’an.
sale whereby a deal is finalized by the seller throwing
the sold object towards the buyer, thus giving him no opportunity of
seeing, touching or checking it before the sale is concluded.
Hypocrisy. One of the greatest sins in the sight of Allah Ta’ala. The
Punishment for Nifaq is the lowest pit of an-Nar (hellfire), the
(KUFR AL): A Major Kufr. Disbelief through hyprocrisity.
according to the law of Allah Ta’ala. The
courtesies and requirements regarding Nikah are extensive and cannot be
fully explained in this book. For more information of Nikah please see Kitabul
Nikah (Book of Nikah) in Sahi Albukhari an Sahi Muslim. See Holy
Qur’an, Al-Baqara (2):221, An-Nisa (4):3 20-25, 35, 128-129, Al-Ma’idah
(5):6, An-Nur (24):3, 32:33, Al-Ahzab (33):28-29, 49-52.
NIQAB: A type of Hijab (veil) that covers the entire
face, as opposed to the Khimar, which leaves the
(AN): "Women". Surah 4 of the
NIYYAH: The intention of the heart. It is by
their Niyyah that Allah Ta’ala judges the actions of Ins wal’l-Jinn
(mankind and the Jinn).
WAL IRAADA WAL QASD (SHIRK AL): A Major Shirk. Having the
intention and determination to deliberately do any type of act of
worship to a deity other than Allah Ta’ala. See Shirk.
PEACE BE ON HIM: "Noah". A Messenger as well as a
prophet. Surah 71 of the Holy Qur’an.
NUR (AN): "An-Nur".
The Light. One of the ninety-nine
Attributes of Allah. This is such a complex attribute that it is
impossible to explain it in one volume. Its spiritual meaning is only
understood by Allah Ta’ala Himself, for "Allah is of the heavens and
the earth". See Ayat an-Nur at the start of "R" (an-Nur
(24):35-36). Surah 24 of the Holy Qur’an.
NUSK: An Act of worship. Singular of Nusuk. See
NUSUK: A general sacrifice in the path of Allah. All
the deeds and actions of Hajj are regarded as Nusuk, for they are
indeed regarded as sacrifices in the path of Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala.
revelation of the Holy Qur’an.The Revelation
of the Holy Quran was in three stages: It was written on the Lauh
al-Mahfudha, i.e. on the Guarded tablet in the Seven Heaven. On the Lailatul
Qadar Allah Ta’ala sent the entire Qur’an down to the Baitul
"Izza in the first Heaven. During the month of Ramadan Allah Ta’ala
ordered the Holy Spirit, the Angel Jibreel (Gabriel), peace be on him,
to start to reveal the Qur’an to the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may
Allah bless him and grant him peace, but not all at once. The entire
revelation of the Holy Qur’an took twenty-three years.