The supreme God of all creation. He is known as "God" or
"Father" to the Christians, and as "El" or "Yahweh" to the Jews.
Muhammad: The last
messenger of God to all mankind. He was the seal of the prophets
of God, who included prophets Abraham, Noah, Moses,
Jesus, and many others.
Islam: The last
message of God to all mankind. It was sent down upon prophet
Muhammad (pbuh), recorded in broad outlines in the Qur'an, and
described in detail in the Sunnah. Islam is an Arabic word which
means "Submission to God".
Qur'an: The holy
book of the Muslims. It consists of 100% the word of God and no
words of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his companions, or any
Sunnah: The title
given to the collection of recorded words and actions of the
prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Most of what he said or did throughout
his lifetime is recorded in the Sunnah.
"Peace Be Upon Him". Used most often in reference to prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) and also in reference to the many other prophets
of Allah, such as Noah, Moses, Abraham,
"Peace Be Upon Them". Same as above, but used in reference to
more than one.
Same as "pbuh". It is an abbreviation of the original Arabic
words "Salla Allahu alaihi Wa Sallam", which are translated as
"peace be upon him" in English.
Ibn: An Arabic
word which means "Son of."
Arabic word which means "Daughter of."
Masjid: An Arabic
word which means mosque.
OT Old Testament.
The portion of the Bible transmitted by the Jews.
Testament. The portion of the Bible specific to the Christian
People of the Book:
This is the term used in the noble Qur'an to refer to the Jews
and Christians. It is also sometimes translated as "People of
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