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alt. Ameer-ul-Mu'mineen

"The Commander of the Faithful." A title which was first given to the second khaleef, 'Umar bin al-Khattaab , and afterwards assumed by his successors.

See also: khaleef
Ansar (, al-)

alt. Ansaar

"(The) Helpers," the name given to the converts of Madinah during the time of the Prophet , in contrast to his Makkan followers who migrated to Madinah and were called muhajirin, or migrants.

See also: muhajir

alt. 'aqiqah, aqeeqah, 'aqeeqah

A custom observed on the birth of a child: shaving the hair of the infant's head on the seventh or another appointed day along with the sacrificing of a sheep or goat to celebrate the occasion.

arkaan | sing. rukn


The compulsory components of any act of worship without which it remains invalid and unacceptable.



"The Most Beautiful Names" of Allah.

See also: Allah


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