Abu Hurairah, may Allah be
pleased with him, related that the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless
him and grant him peace, said: "Towards the end of the world swindlers
shall be born. They shall tell you things you never will have heard
before, nor will your forebears have heard them. Save yourself from
their influence and let them keep away from you lest they should
mislead you into wrongdoing. Saheeh Muslim
Abu Sa’id, may Allah be pleased
with him, related that the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and
grant him peace, said: "You shall imitate your predecessor in every
way; you shall follow in their footsteps step by step. It shall come to
pass that if they had entered the hole of a lizard, you will do the
same." Someone asked the Prophet, "O prophet of Allah, do you mean the
Jews and the Christians when you said that we shall follow our
predecessor ?" The Prophet replied "Yes, who else?" Saheeh Bukhari
and Saheeh Muslim.
Abu Hurairah,may Allah be pleased
with him, related that the prophet Muhammad,may Allah bless him and
grant him peace,said: Allah Taala said: The gates of paradise will be
opened on Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant ( of Allah ) who
associates nothing with Allah will be forgiven, except for a man who
has a grudge against his brother ( i. e. another Muslim).It will be
said( about them), "Delay these two until they are reconciled". Saheeh
Islamic terminology, this means the resurrection of the Muslims and the
Kuffar (unbelievers). The Ba’ath of the Kuffar
(unbelievers) and the subsequent stages leading to the Nar (Hellfire)
is in five stages: (1). The Kuffar will be raised with
all their senses being active, i.e. they will be able to feel, see,
hear, smell and taste. (2). On their way to the place of
judgment they will still have their senses active. (3). They
will be judged with all their senses intact.(4). On their way to
Nar (Hellfire) they will lose all their senses. (5).
When put into the Nar (Hellfire), they will regain all their
senses so as to feel Allah Ta’ala's wrath.
has no exact translation, but the closest translation is "what is
inwardly hidden, unseen; the thing or feeling that is being hidden away
from human vision or knowledge." No created being has the ‘Ilm
al-Baatin (the knowledge of the unseen), except with the permission
of Allah Ta’ala. The knowledge of the unseen belongs to Allah Ta’ala
only. Anyone who claims to have or claims that someone else has the
knowledge of the unknown is in fact Shirk (associating a
created being with Allah Ta’ala in his Attributes). Antonym Dhahir.
"Al-Baatin". Has no literal meaning, but indicates "the Inwardly
Hidden". It also means the One Who is close to his Creation by His
Knowledge, Sight and Hearing. One of Ninety-nine Attributes of Allah
BAB AL-RAIYAN: The name of one of the eight gates of Jannah
(Paradise) through which the people who often observes fasting will
enter on the Day of Judgment. See Jannah.
A she-camel offered as a sacrifice. Plural: Budn.
Site of the first battle between early Muslims and the pagans of the
Quraish in 2AH. Badr is located about 150km South of al-Madinah
al-Munawara. The Muslim army consisted of 313 men and the Quraish had a
total of 1000 soldiers, archers and horsemen, See Holy Qur’an,
Al-Anfal (8):5-19, 42-48, Aali Imran (3):13.
Prostitute. This is the accusation that the Jews levelled against the
Virgin Mary (mother of Prophet Isa (Jesus), peace be upon them , when
she conceived the prophet Isa, peace be on him, without a father. May
Allah curse those whoever harbor such an accusation.
Rejecting or disobeying, not through conviction, but through personal
greed, jealousy, the desire to be different or just for show. See
Holy Qur’an, Aale ‘Imran (3):19.
BAHIRAH (AL): A
milking she-camel, whose milk used to be spared for idols and other
A pledge given by the citizens etc. to their
Imam (Muslim Ruler) to be obedient to him according to the Islamic
House of praise to Allah in the Akhira (Hereafter).
(AL): House of Allah over the
Seventh Heaven where the Malaikah (angels) pray.
BAITUL MADARIS: A place in al-Madinah that used to be a
An Islamic treasury intended for the benefit of the Masaken
(needy Muslims) and not for the leaders or the wealthy.
(MASJID AL-AQSA): The famous Masjid (mosque) in Al-Quds
(Jerusalem). It was the first Qiblah of Islam. Then Allah Ta’ala
ordered Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to face the
first house of Allah (the ka’ba) at Makkah al-Mukarramah. Baitul Maqdis
is the third greatest Masjid in t he Islamic world, the first being the
Masjid al-Haram in Makkah and the second being Masjid al-Rasool, may
Allah bless and grant him peace, at al-Madinah. It is from the
surroundings of Baitul maqdis that Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless
him and grant him peace, ascended to heaven. See Holy Qur’an,
A place in Madinah (and it was a Jewish
UR-RIDWAN: The oath and pledge taken
by the Sahabah at Al-Hudaibiyah in the year of 6H to fight Quraish in
case they harmed 'Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) who had gone
to negotiate with them and reported to have been taken captive.
name for Makkah. See Holy Qur’an, Ale ‘Imran (3):96.
"The City’ of Makkah. Surah 90 of the Holy Qur’an.
"Tribe of Israel" The descendants of the twelve sons of Yacoub,
who was also called Israel, the son of Ishaq, who was, the son of the
Prophet Ibrahim, peace be on them all.
Another name for Suratul al-Isra.
Surah 17 of the Holy Qur’an.
A Jewish tribe who lived about three miles south of Madinah
during the time of Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
Four months after their treachery at the time of the Battle of Uhud,
when they planned to betray the Muslims and kill the Messenger of
Allah, the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
expelled most of them to Syria and the rest to khaibar. See Holy
Qur’an, Al-Hashr (45):26
A Jewish tribe from Madinah. Along with the Quraish tribe of
Makkah, they plotted to destroy the Prophet Mohammad, may Allah bless
him and grant him peace, by attacking Muslims from within Madinah at
the Battle of the Ditch, but when they lost they ask to have their fate
judged by Sa’d ibn Muaz (the chief of the Aus ‘the Ansar’ tribe)
because he used to be their ally. Sa’d judged them according to their
own law, the Taurat (Torah), and ordered that every male be killed, all
their women be sold as captives and all their belongings be divided
amongst the Muhajirs (Deut. 20:13-14, 16). See Holy Qur’an,
"The Heifer" Surah 2 of the Holy Qur’an.
BAQI: A cemetery at Madinah. Many of the Shabiyeen
(companions) of the Prophet Mohammad are buried there, may the blessing
and peace of Allah be on him and his family and his companions and all
those who follow him and them.
"The Immunity". Another name for Suratul Taubah. Surah 9 of
the Holy Qur’an.
Means pious, innocent, clean, inwardly pure.
means partition or barrier. In Islamic terminology it usually means the
life in the grave, because the life in the grave is the interface
between the life on earth and the life in the hereafter. Life in the Barzakh
is real, but very different from life as we know it. Its exact nature
is known only to Allah Ta’ala. It is during our life in the Barzakh
that we will be asked about Allah, our faith and the Holy Prophet
Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. We will also be
shown the Jannah and the Nar (Paradise and Hellfire) after
which we would know which of these two places we will occupy after
having been judged.
Intelligent speech, as opposed to sounds which have no power of
expression or meaning.
BAYINA (AL): "The Clear Proof". Surah 98 of the Holy
innovated practices introduced in the religion of Allah. The Prophet
Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said that every
Bid’a is a deviation from the true path and that every deviation leads
BIDH’A: A small amount. Normally the amount is
between three to nine, e.g. Bidh’a Tamarat (few dates), Bidh’a
Sanawat (a few years).
LABUN: Two year-old she camel.
BINT MAKHAD: One year-old she camel.
BIRR WA TAQWA:
Righteousness and awe of the Creator which inspires a person to
be on guard against wrong action and eager for doing things which are
pleasing to Allah.
"In the Name of Allah". (1). This statement is usually
made by every Muslim who is about to embark on anything that is Halal
(lawful), however trival that act or deed may seem. (2). First
verse Suratul Fatiha.(3). To be recited before the beginning of
every Surah except for Suratul Taubah (Surah 9 of the Holy Qur’an).
miles from Madinah. Also the site of a battle between the al-Aus tribe
(who later became the Ansar) and the al-Khazraj in the-pre Islamic era
of Badana.See Badana.
Allah Ta’ala has forbidden mankind to be either misers or over-generous
to a fault. See Holy Qur’an, Suwar Al-Isra (17):26-29, Al-Furqan
BURAIHAA: One of the Abu Talha’s gardens (opposite the
Masjid al-Rasool) when Rasoolullah, may Allah bless him and grant him
peace, used to go to rest and drink its fresh water.
An animal larger than a donkey and smaller than a horse on which the
Holy Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went on
the Mi’raj. See Mi’raj.
BURD, BURDA: A black ,square, narrow dress.
"The Zodiacal Signs". Surah 85 of the Holy Qur’an.
to the constellations in the heavens themselves, not to the
astrologers' ‘Stars signs’.
of Barid. One Barid is equal to 4 Farsakh = 12 miles = 19.31 Kilometers.
A valley in Al-Madinah.