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Glossary terms

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Term Name Term description
taqlīd

a term in islamic legal terminology that means "to follow" a precedent verdict in a similar juridical case  

Tarāwīḥ

Extra prayers by sunni Muslims at night in Ramadān.

tardīyah

hunting poetry

tariqa ḥaḍra ‎
tasbīḥa kiyahkiyyā

the psalmody of Kiahk, that is, during the nativity fast or advent of the Coptic Church, before Christmas celebrated on the eve of January 6

tashahud

 is the portion of salat (obligatory prayer) where the Muslim kneels on the ground facing Qibla in Mecca

Tashrīʾ

Legislation

Tathīr

litt.: “the purge,” a Muslim Brotherhood term for transitional justice

Tawāshīḥ
Tawḥīd

Oneness of God/Divine Unity, fundamental Islamic tenets.

Tayammum

Dry ablution in Islam.

thawābit

principles in Islam

the Kharijites
theotokos
Ṭūba
Ṭāʾifīyah
Um al-Dunyā
Umm al-Misriyīn

mother of all Egyptians was the title given to Safiyya Zaghlūl who supported the protesters who took the streets against the British Occupation in 1919.

 

Umma al-Qibtiya
Ummah

Literally “nation.” In Islam, describes the worldwide Muslim community

Urz bil-laban ‎

rice pudding, a traditional dessert, orginating from the 15th century  during the Ottoman rule in Egypt

usūl

roots in Islam

Waḍʿ al-yad
Wahābī

Wahhabism, strict orthodox branch of Saudi Aabian Sunnī Islam.

Wahābīyah

Term for revival of the Salafism by Muhammad Ibn cAbd al-Wahhāb.

waḥawī yā waḥawī, Iyāḥā’‎

welcome moon, ‘which was the name of the Pharaonic Queen, Iyāḥā, and became a Muslim tradition used during the fast month of Ramadan

Walī

Word meaning “trusted one”

waqf
Wasaṭiyya

litt: middle, term used by politically engaged Muslims to describe that they are moderate

Waṭan

Term with religious origin meaning “nation” or “homeland”.

Waṭaniyyah

State-based nationalism or state patriotism.

Wuḍū’

Ablution before prayer.

Yashmak

Close to Burqac, Turkish

Yazīdī

A Kurdish religion with ancient Indo-European roots

Zabalīn

a slum dweller

Zabībah

Literally: currant. A brownish spot on a Muslim’s forehead.

Zaghārīd

Shrills of joy, by women, expression of happiness.

Zakāh (zakāt)

Alms tax, alms, almsgiving, purification, poor rate, an obligatory charity tax of 2.5% annually.

Zakāh al-Rikāz

The root of the word rikāz means "to stay still". It is a percentage of buried treasures or sometimes natural ores underground.

zawāj al-ṣafqa

transactional or “summer” marriages‎

Zāwiyah

Small prayer area/mosque conveniently located for residents.

Zaydī

A Shiite school named after the Imām Zayd Ibn cAlī.

Zaytūna
zaywas
zikr
zwayas
ʿabāya
ʿAlawī
ʿĀlim

 

‘Ālim  A Muslim religious scholar. The plural or collectivity of ‘Ālim  are the ‘Ulamā᾿

 

ʿaqīda

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