They surely disbelieve who
say, "Lo! Allah is the third of three, " when there is no God but the
One God. If they do not stop from saying so, a painful punishment will
befall those of them who disbelieve. Al-Maida (5):73
They indeed have
disbelieved who say, "Lo! Allah is the Messiah, Son of Mary." Say: Who
then can do anything against Allah, if he had willed to destroy the
Messiah, Son of Mary, and his mother and everyone on earth? Allah’s is
the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between
them. He creates what He wants. And Allah is able to do all things. Al-Maida
Surely those who purchase
disbelief at the price of faith harm Allah not at all, but theirs will
be a painful punishment. Aali ‘Imran (3):177.
Life in the Qabr (the grave) is known as
the "Barzakh", the interspace, because it comes between life in this
world and life in the next world. The Qabr is know by six names: (1.)
Bait-al-Ghurba (House of the Stranger) (2.) Bait-al-Wahda(House
of Solitude) (3.) Bait al-Turab (House of Dust). (4.)
Bait ad-Dood (House of worms). (5.) Bait
al-Fitna (House of Trial). (6.) Bait al-Dhulma
(House of Darkness) The grave is experienced as a place of peace and
light and space by the Ruh of the Mumin who sees his or her place in
the Garden in the Morning and in the evening; and is experienced as a
place of torment and darkness and no space by the Ruh of the Kafr who
sees his or her place in the Fire in the morning and in the evening.
After death there is period of waiting in the grave for the Ruh until
the Last Day arrives, when everyone who has ever lived will be brought
back to life and gathered together. Their actions will be weighed in
the Mizan (the Balance), and everyone will either go to the Garden or
the Fire, forever.
QADAR: Decree and Destiny. Qada means what Allah has
ordained for all the worlds. Qada cannot be changed, for the decree of
Allah is final. Qadar is the individual fate or destiny of each one of
all His creatures. It also cannot be changed, but may be altered by
Allah under circumtances, for "Allah has power over all things". Holy
Qur’an, Al-Maidah (5):19.
(AL): "The Power". The night of
(Allah’s) power. Surah 97 of the Holy Qur’an.
(LAILATUL): One of the last ten nights of Ramadan. See
Holy Qur’an, Al-Qadar (97). See Lailatul-Qadr.
"Qaf". Surah 50 of the Holy Qur’an.
Straight and clear. Something which
has no corners , bends or ambiguity. Something which is straightforward
and clear and leads to the Right Path. It refers to the Holy Qur’an. See
Holy Qur’an, Al-Kahf (18):2.
(AL): "The Pen". Surah
68 of the Holy Qur’an.
QALB: The heart, where true knowledge resides.
(AL): "The Moon". Surah 54 of the Holy Qur’an.
HASANA: "A beautiful loan"
(to Allah Ta’ala). Spending in the cause of Allah Ta’ala is described
by Allah Ta’ala Himself as "a beautiful loan" because it entails
self-denial for the sake of Allah Ta’ala. It is for this reason that
Allah has promised a rich reward for those who expand their wealth in
His Path. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara (2):245, Al-Hadid (57):11,18.
One who performs Hajj al-Qiran. See Hajj. (2.) An
independent soul that resides inside a person. It
is normally a friendly companion who helps the individual, but
sometimes gets jealous and cause problems. A male Qareen resides in a
male person and a female Qareen in a female. (3.) Companion.
QARI: One who memorizes the Holy Qur’an by
heart and constantly recites it. Early religious scholar or teacher.
(AL): "The Day of Clamour". Another name for the Day
of Resurrection. Surah 101 of the Holy Qur’an.
AL-MANAZIL: The Miqat of the pilgrims travelling through
Najd, in Arabia (from the east). See Miqat.
A wealthy Kafir who led a rebellion (of 250 men)
against Prophets Musa (Moses) and Haroon (Aaron), peace be on them. As
a punishment Allah caused the earth to open and swallow them up along
with all that they possessed. See Holy Qur’an. Al-Qasas (28):76-82,
made of gold, pearls and other precious metals.
(AL): The oath taken by fifty men of a tribe or a locality
of a person who is being accused of murder, to refute accusations of
complicity in unclear cases of homicide.
(AL): "The Story". Surah 28 of the Holy Qur’an.
(AL): The name of the prophet Muhammad’s she-camel, may
Allah bless him and grant him peace.
QALL: Idle talk.
standing position during Salat.
(AL): "The Ressurection". Surah 75 of the Hoily
Standing in prayer during the night.
Direction in which all Muslims face when praying . Initially the Qiblah
was towards al-Qudus (Jerusalem), then Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala ordered
the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to
face al-Ka’ba in Makka al-Mukarramah. Everyone has a direction in life,
but only the Muslims have this Qiblah. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara
Allah Ta’ala uses this word with regard to some Jews
who transgressed the Sabbath and who were transformed apes as a
punishment. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara (2):65.
(HAJJ AL): "Combined Hajj." Umara,
then Hajj, without taking off Ihram. See Hajj. QISSAS: Law of equal
retaliation when punishing a person for injuries intentionally
inflicted on someone else. See Holy Qur’an, Al-Baqara (2):178-179.
type of judgement reached by making analogy. When a
judgement cannot be found in the Holy Qur’an or in the Sunnah of
Rasoolu’lla, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, or from the ‘Ijma
(universal agreement) of the ‘Ulamaa (the people of knowledge from
amongst the Muslims), then a Qiyaas is made by comparing the matter
being considered to a similar case judged by the Holy Prophet, and
thereby arriving at a similar decision, which does not contradict the
Qur’an or the Sunnah in any way.
QU’UD: Sitting position during Salat.
QUBAA: A Famous site of the outskirt of
Al-madinah al-Munawwara. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him
and grant him peace, established the first Masjid of Islam there. It
was named Al-Masjid at-Taqwa (The Masjid of Awe) or Al-Masjid
Quwatul-Islam (The Masjid of the Power of Islam). According to one
Hadith, the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him
peace, said visiting this Masjid on Saturday before noon and offering a
two-Rak’a Salat there is equal (in reward) to doing an Umra. See
Holy Qur’an, At-Taubah (9):107-108.
QULUB: Hearts. Only the remembrance of Allah makes
the hearts calm and peaceful.Singular: Qalb.
in the Salat, particularly in the standing
position after Ruku in the Fajr (Dawn) prayer.
The "Recitation". The Holy Qur’an also called Al-Furqaan,
"The discrimination (Between truth and falsehood)". The Final
Revelation of Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala Himself (mankind and the Jinn).
Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala Himself decreed that it is He who will preserve
the Holy Qur’an from any deletion or addition or
alteration until the Day of Resurrection. It is generally understood
that it is a book meant for the Muslims alone. In fact, it is a book
for all mankind and Jinns to follow up to the Day of Judgement, but it
has been accepted only by those who have submitted their will (the
Muslims) to Allah the Almighty. The people whom the Qur’an is
intended to benefit are described in Suratul-Baqara (2):1-5.
They are the successful ones, The Holy Qur’an was revealed to
the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, through
the Angel Jibreel (the Angel Gabriel), peace be upon him, during a
period of twenty-three years. The Holy Qur’an is the greatest
of the Last Messenger’s miracle, since he could neither read nor write
and had never received any formal education. The Holy Qur’an is
the uncreated word of Allah. The Holy Qur’an contains 114
Suwar, composed of 6,616 Ayat, 77, 934 words and 323,
One who memorizes the Holy Qur’an by heart and recites it constantly.
Early religious scholars teachers. Singular: Qari