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Islamic terms

Just what is an Islamic car?

By Dr Syed Ali Tawfik al-Attas | IKIM | 29 May 2013

The term ‘Islamic’ betrays an activity (`amal), one that is derived from the fundamental elements of the worldview of Islam and it is not something indicative of ritual appearance. It refers to an activity or action and by necessity an actor.

It was another Sunday morning. It had been raining the night before and it was still raining the following morning. The sky was still overcast; the sun had not been seen for days.

Modesty (haya): Inner and outer

By Christine Benlafquih | 12 Dec 2012

Muslims should possess both an inner and outer modesty. This is reflected in behavior, speech and appearance, and includes being mindful of God at all times.

For many people in the West, the modest dress of Muslims — particularly the woman’s head scarf, or hijab — has become synonymous with the concept of modesty in Islam.

Meaning of justice in Islam

Source : IslamReligion | 22 Sep 2012

In the Islamic worldview, justice denotes placing things in their rightful place. It also means giving others equal treatment. In Islam, justice is also a moral virtue and an attribute of human personality, as it is in the Western tradition. Justice is close to equality in the sense that it creates a state of equilibrium in the distribution of rights and duties, but they are not identical. Sometimes, justice is achieved through inequality, like in unequal distribution of wealth. The Prophet of Islam declared:

Scholar: Islam 'denotes peace in every aspect of life'

Source : Mike Sandrolini | Patch / 10 Sept 2011

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, one of Islam's most influential scholars, stated during a lecture Thursday night at Elmhurst College that those who perpetrated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks violated the basic teachings of Islam and the Koran.

Tahir-ul-Qadri said acts of terrorism, such as those conducted on 9/11, are “outside the boundaries of Islam.”

Glossary of Islamic terms

Source : Mark S. Luckie | The Washington Post
14 Jun 2011

Want to know the difference between hajj and halal? Here is a short glossary of some of the most commonly used words and phrases in Islamic religion and culture.


The Arabic word for “God.”


A traditional account of things said or done by Muhammad recorded by his followers, commonly taught as a part of Islamic theology.


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