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Glossary terms

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Term Name Term description
Tawāshīḥ
Tawḥīd

Oneness of God/Divine Unity, fundamental Islamic tenets.

Tayammum

Dry ablution in Islam.

thawābit

principles in Islam

the Kharijites
theotokos
Ṭūba
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.

 

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

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
ʿAlawī
ʿĀlim

 

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

 

ʿaqīda
ʿarrāf

fortune teller

ʿAshūrā’

10th day of Muharram, day of mourning, commemorated by Shiites.

ʿAwrah

Parts of body must be covered, public place.

ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā

Feast that marks end of period of ḥajj.

ʿĪd al-fiṭr

Feast- new moon, end month-long fast- Ramaḍān.

ʿīd al-Nayrūz

Coptic New Year

ʿIddah

Period that woman waits before remarrying after divorce .

ʿilm al-hadīth

A form of critical investigation developed by Islamic scholars in the 3rd Century AH, or the 9th Century C.E. to validate the authenticity of accounts of Muhammad and his companions' actions, words, and sayings as reported by various historical authorities (hadith).

ʿilm al-rijāl (science of narration)

ʿilm al-rijāl (science of narration), or biographical evaluation is a disciplin in Islamic Studies that aims to check the credibility of narrators of hadith

ʿItikāf
ʿUbaydīyyah al-Shī‘īyyah

Fatimid group believing in magic.

ʿUlamā᾿

Muslim scholars specialized in Islamic religious texts. A single Muslim scholar is called ‘Ālim

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