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Glossary

Here are the Islamic terms and other miscellany frequently seen on YDM that you may not be familiar with yet. Information and knowledge about Islam is important – read up!

Adhan – Call to prayer

Aisha – Child bride of Muhammad, pigs be upon him. Muhammad married her when she was 6 and penetrated her at age 9

Akhira – Afterlife

al Qaeda – Large terror group that claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks, the 1998 Embassy attack, and more

al-Shabaab – Somalia-based terror group linked to al Qaeda

Allahu Akbar – “Allah is the greatest”

Astaghfirullah – Expression asking forgiveness from Allah

Awrah – Private area; any skin on the body not meant to be shown to someone aside from one’s spouse

Bismillah – “In the name of Allah”

“Blow” – Song by Ke$ha known for its chorus, “This place about to blow,” repeated ad infinitum. This song has become the theme song of Islam

Boko Haram – Nigeria-based terror group that has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS) terror group. Often abducts children and massacres civilians

Burqa – Giant bedsheet/garment with a screen so the wearer has some semblance of vision

Da’ee – Islamic evangelist, one who gives dawah

Dajjal – Islam’s version of the Antichrist

Dawah – Islamic evangelism

Deen – Religious faith, expressed devotion through adherence to religious teachings

Dhimmi – A non-Muslim who submits to Islamic rule

Dua – Prayer, worship

Dunya – This world

Fajr – The early morning prayer, the first of the five daily prayers

Fard – Obligatory, religious duty

Fatwa – Islamic religious edict

Fiqh – Study of Islamic law/jurisprudence

Hadith – Collection of the teachings, deeds, and sayings of Muhammad, pigs be upon him

Hafiz – Someone who has memorized the Qur’an

Hajj – Pilgrimage to Mecca every Muslim is expected to make in his or her lifetime

Halal – Permissible in Islam

Hamas – Terror group based in Palestine that routinely shoots rockets at Israelis

Haram – Forbidden in Islam

Haya – Modesty

Hezbollah (Hizb’Allah) – Terror group based in Lebanon that has repeatedly attacked Israel

Hijab – Islamic headbag

Hizb-ut-Tahrir – International Islamist organization seeking to unite all Muslim countries into one nation under Islamic law

Hudud – Punishments under Islamic law including stoning, hanging, amputation, and beheading

Imaan – Faith

Inshallah – Allah willing

Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS) – Terror group based in Syria attempting to usher in a new age governed by Islamic law

Jahannam – Islamic hell

Jahiliyya – Pre-Islamic ignorance, state of disbelief due to ignorance

Jannat al-Firdaus – The highest level of Islamic heaven

Jihad – Concept of struggle in Islam, often used to justify acts of aggression

Jinn – An invisible spirit known for eating excrement that can allegedly possess people. Whoever made these up must have been high out of their mind

Jizya – Safety tax paid by non-Muslims living in Islamic nations

Kafir (pl. kuffar) – Infidel

Khilafah – Islamic state

Kunya – Assumed name, often taken by jihadists

Magic Muslim Peace Sprayerâ„¢ – AK-47

Mahram – A relative. Women are not permitted to walk in public unaccompanied by a mahram

Masjid – Mosque

Mujahid (f. Mujahidah, pl. Mujahideen) – Someone who is waging jihad

Munafiq – A hypocrite, one who professes Islam but is secretly an infidel

Muslim Jackpot – Bogus lawsuits filed by Muslims regarding alleged religious discrimination due to their inability to follow basic company policy

Nejis – Ritually unclean, e.g. dogs, pigs

Nikah mut’ah – Temporary marriage practiced by Shia Muslims to have extramarital sex without it violating their religious beliefs

Niqab – Islamic ninja costume only acceptable for public wear on Halloween

Qiyamah – Day of judgment

Qur’an – Core Islamic holy text

Ramadan – Islamic holy month during which violence always seems to escalate

Sahaba – Companions of Muhammad, pigs be upon him

Salat – Prayers

Sayyid – A blood descendant of Muhammad, pigs be upon him

Shahada – Islamic declaration of faith

Shahid – Martyr. Often used to refer to those who have blown themselves up

Sharia – Islamic legal system, best known for cruel & unusual punishment

Shirk – Unforgivable sin of treating a created object as divine

Subhanallah – “Glory be to Allah”

Taqwa – God-consciousness, basing your actions as though Allah were watching

Tawheed – Concept of monotheism in Islam

Ummah – Islamic spiritual body

Wudu – Islamic ritual washing

Zina – Fornication, punishable under sharia by death for the married and lashing for the unmarried

One comment on “Glossary

  1. you’re awesome man just no word for, how can you collect these information over motherfuckin religion islam

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