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Ibada Tweet Definition of Ibada Like Definition of Ibada on Facebook
noun 
  1. (Islam) service to Allah; sometimes included in the five pillars
     
ijtihad Tweet Definition of ijtihad Like Definition of ijtihad on Facebook
noun 
  1. (Islam) the process of Muslim jurists making a legal decision by independent interpretation of the Qur'an and the Sunna; such a jurist is a mujtahid
     
imam Tweet Definition of imam Like Definition of imam on Facebook
noun 
  1. a Shiite Muslim leader
  2. one who leads the Salat prayers in a Mosque
     
Isis Tweet Definition of Isis Like Definition of Isis on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. the ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility
     
Islam Tweet Definition of Islam Like Definition of Islam on Facebook
noun 
  1. A monotheistic religion that originated with the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) having the same roots as Christianity and Judaism; its revelatory scripture is the Qur'an; its followers are Muslim.
     
Islamism Tweet Definition of Islamism Like Definition of Islamism on Facebook
noun 
  1. Muslim fundamentalism
  2. Advocacy of government under Islamic law, sharia
     
Islamite Tweet Definition of Islamite Like Definition of Islamite on Facebook
noun 
  1. A Muslim.
adjective 
  1. Islamic.
     
isnad Tweet Definition of isnad Like Definition of isnad on Facebook
noun 
  1. (Islam) a Muslim tradition, rather like the Christian one of Apostolic succession, that there exists a chain of human reporters from the time of Muhammad that authenticates the legitimacy of the hadith (sayings and acts of the prophet)
     

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