Building Our Islamic Vocabulary

shahadah-testimony of faith

Arkan-ul-Iman-the six pillars of faith

mala’ika-angels or malak-angel


kutub-books or kitab-book

qadar-fate; everything good and bad happens by the permission of Allah


Ruboobiyah-The Lordship of Allah

ihsaan- excellence; to worship Allah as if you see Him (the highest level of deen)

mushsin- a person who has ihsaan

tawheed- the Oneness of Allah

shirk-to put partners with Allah or worship others besides Allah

ikhlaas-sincere intention for the sake of Allah


ibadah-an act of worshipping Allah


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