Islamic Glossary: Letter A

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"The names of men." The study of (or a dictionary of) biography, especially of those who handed down the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad .


alt. 'asr

(1) "Time" or the "declining day." The name of a surah in the Qur'an. (2) The obligatory prayer offered midway between the early afternoon (Zuhr) and sunset (Maghrib) prayers.

In the Quran: 103:1
ayah | pl. aayaat

alt. aayah, ayat | ayat, ayaat
aa-yah | aa-yaat

(1) "Sign" or "miracle." (2) Used to refer to a "verse" of the Qur'an.

See also: surah


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