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Glossary terms

List of terms used in taxonomy "glossary".
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Term Name Term description
Kubrī al-Sharbāt
Kuffār

 

Popular usage: unbelievers. Plural  form for Kafir. which traditionally means he who covers up  the truth.

 

Kufr
Kurds
Kuttāb

Islamic classes attached to mosque, children taught the Qur’ān.

Kyahk (Kiahk)
lā ʾilāha ʾillāllāh, muḥammadur-rasūlullāh

Meaning: There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God

Laylat al-qadr

“Night of power”, Ramaḍān, Prophet was revealed the Qur’ān

Mā malakat aymānukum - malak al-yamīn
Madhhab

A school of Islamic law

madīḥ

Panegyrik poetry

madrassa

Arabic for school; in the traditional sense a school where children study the Qur'an

Mahdī

‘Rightly Guided one’. Return of Jesus before Day of Judgment.

maḥlūl

maḥlūl: miri land that could be converted by the order of the sultan into matruk mahmiyya (property for general use such as lakes or roads) or into matruk murfaqa (property for use by a particular community such as market places and cemeteries) [AWR Paper Nr. 15]

Mahr

Islamic mandatory clause from groom to bride upon marriage.

Maḥram

Close kin with whom marriage is forbidden.

Majlis al-Mili
Majlis al-ʾUmmah

The National Assembly of Kuwait, thus the country's legislative power

Makrūh

Literally "detested." Thing or action that is detested.

Malakī
Mālikī

Four main schools of religious law, Sunni Islam.

mamlūk
mamlūk, mamālīk
Mashyakha
Maṣlaḥa
Matn

An Islamic term that is used in relation to Hadith evaluation

mawālid
Mawā’id al-Raḥmān
mawḍūʿ

A hadith whose origins cannot be determined or whose narrator is known to be lying; a hadith deemed to be false based on the criteria of al-jarh wa al-ta'dil.

Mawlāna
Mawlid
Mawwal
māʾidat al raḥmān
Ma’dhūn

Religious official responsible for marrying couples

mā’ida
Midān
Miḥrāb

Niche in Mosque's wall that shows Mecca's direction.

Milla
Millī (Community)
Mirī

Miri: cultivated or cultivatable land acquired for the state through conquest or through forfeiture of milk due to the failure of heirs to cultivate it. An individual is able to gain rights over miri land by cultivating it and paying taxes, but the state continued to regulate its transfer and improvement. The tenant's rights to miri were forfeited by failure to cultivate the land. The ownership of such forfeited land is compromised. [AWR Paper Nr. 15]

Misyār

Marriage where woman willingly surrenders some rights.

Muarada
Mufṣada
Muftī

Islamic scholar with the authorization to give fatwas, who has received an official appointment, high ranking government official.

mughasil

An Islamic term for someone who does the ritual washing of the dead before burrial. Many believe that someone who does this often has a better change to go to heaven

Muḥaddith

Title for a transmitter or interpreter of hadith. 

Muḥāfaẓa

first-level administrative division of many Arab countries, and a second-level administrative division in Saudi Arabia

Muhājir

Muslim who migrates for the sake of God.

Muḥarram

the first month in the Islamic Hijrī calendar

Muḥāṣaṣah Ṭāʾifīyah

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