Islamic Glossary: Letter S

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Sahabah | sing. sahib

alt. Sahaabah, Ashaab
sa-haa-bah | saa-hib

"Companions", especially those of the Prophet Muhammad : anyone who accepted Islam and saw the Prophet during his lifetime.

- Radiyallaahu 'anhu / 'anha / 'anhum - "Allah be pleased with him/her/them" is recited after mentioning the name of the companion of the Prophet Muhammad .

See also: Tabi'i

alt. salam

"Peace." (1) The greeting between Muslims is "as-salaamu 'alaykum" - peace be upon you. (2) Peace and blessings are invoked upon the prophets after mentioning their names.

salah | pl. salawaat

alt. salaah
sa-laah | sa-la-waat

(1) A special form of worship performed by standing before Allah facing the qiblah, with hands crossed on the belly, in the mosque or at home, reciting the Qur'an, praising Allahís greatness, bowing to Him in respect and putting the forehead on the ground to show humility to Him. There are five obligatory prayers to be offered every day and night: Fajr, Zuhr, 'Asr, Maghrib, and 'Isha. (2) "Blessing," such as that which is sent upon the Prophet Muhamamd .


alt. Shaban

The eighth month of the Islamic year.


alt. shahaadah, shahadat


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