Glossary of Arabic Terms An Islamic Dictionary Glossary of Arabic Terms An Islamic Dictionary

The Islamic faith is embraced by more than 1.6 billion people, and Arabic is the official language of 22 countries. This edition provides an authoritative list of more than 1,500 definitions of Arabic and Islamic terms.

Author: Saul Silas Fathi

Publisher: Saul Silas Fathi

ISBN: 0977711749


Page: 256

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The Islamic faith is embraced by more than 1.6 billion people, and Arabic is the official language of 22 countries. This edition provides an authoritative list of more than 1,500 definitions of Arabic and Islamic terms.

A Popular Dictionary of IslamA Popular Dictionary of Islam

Both a dictionary and a glossary of terms that attempts to cover the entire field of Islam.

Author: Ian Richard Netton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135797737


Page: 284

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Both a dictionary and a glossary of terms that attempts to cover the entire field of Islam. Also included are brief biographies of eminent Muslims and Islamic scholars throughout the ages, providing a ready reference to authorities normally cited.

The Dictionary of the Holy Qur nThe Dictionary of the Holy Qur n

Some of theclassical dictionaries used: Al-Mufradat fi Gharib Al-Quran by Abdul Qasim al-Husain al-Raghib; Lisan al-Arab by Jamal al-Din Abu al-Fadzl Muhmmad bin Mukarram bin Manzur; Taj al-Arus min Jawahir al Qamus by Muhammad al ...

Author: Abdul Mannān Omar

Publisher: Noor Foundation International

ISBN: 0963206796


Page: 1010

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1- Easy to find and ascertain the real, classical, and root meaning of all the Quranic Words.2- All root-words of the Holy Quran with their derivatives have been included in it.3- Efforts have been made to highlight various shades of meaning.4- Two indexes have been provided: Index #1- The Quranic Words. Each Quranicword is ALPHABETICALLY arranged (according to the Arabic alphabets), with the cross reference to the basic `root-words'. (This Index # 1 is helpful for the beginners).Index # 2 - Basic Quranic Root-words. All the Quranic basic`root-words' arranged alphabetically (according to the Arabic alphabets).5- Authentic and Comprehensive. The etymology, the function, and wherever applicable the abbreviations are also given from the most authentic sources, with explanatory notes, grammatical comments, and examples in phrase and poetry.6- Classical Arabic Dictionaries combined in one. Some of theclassical dictionaries used: Al-Mufradat fi Gharib Al-Quran by Abdul Qasim al-Husain al-Raghib; Lisan al-Arab by Jamal al-Din Abu al-Fadzl Muhmmad bin Mukarram bin Manzur; Taj al-Arus min Jawahir al Qamus by Muhammad al MurtadzaHusaini; The Arabic English Lexicon by Edward W. Lane etc.7- Appendices: Appendix # 1- An Overview of the Dictionary. This has number of articles. Appendix # 2- System of Punctuation. Appendix # 3- System of Transliteration of the Arabic Words.8- Deluxe gift edition: Silver page edges. Leather-flex binding.

Glossary of Chinese Islamic TermsGlossary of Chinese Islamic Terms

This glossary is largely based on the terms collected by Yu Zhengui and Su Dunli in the early 1980s. ... However, neither the Semitic transcription for these Islamic terms is given nor is the related Arabic or Persian equivalent stated.

Author: Jiangping Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136106583


Page: 224

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The most comprehensive glossary to date of Hui Muslim terms and the first to fully match the Chinese term (stated in Chinese script and pinyin) to its Arabic or Persian counterpart (stated in Arabic script with Latin transcription).

Language and Heresy in Ismaili ThoughtLanguage and Heresy in Ismaili Thought

The heretofore unpublished Kitab al-Zina, virtually unknown in western scholarship, is a glossary of important Islamic terms by the 9th/10th-century Ismaili polymath Abu Hatim al-Razi.

Author: Jamal Ali

Publisher: Gorgias PressLlc

ISBN: UOM:39015079334648


Page: 192

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The heretofore unpublished Kitab al-Zina, virtually unknown in western scholarship, is a glossary of important Islamic terms by the 9th/10th-century Ismaili polymath Abu Hatim al-Razi. Some lament that Razi's historical approach to etymology failed to catch on and that had it done so, the face of Arabic dictionary writing might have been altered for the better. His organization of material was uniquely Ismaili as he took pains to synthesize contradictory information into a harmonious whole. This study examines sections of Razi's work with a view towards his contributions to the field of grammar and linguistics.

Recent Reference Books in ReligionRecent Reference Books in Religion

Definitions of five to fifteen lines lack individual bibliographies. This guide to Arabic terms lacks the depth of a LEXICON but will help a beginner to tackle 202 Glasse, Tlse Concise Encyclopedia of Islam (1989).

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135923099


Page: 330

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Islam in IsraelIslam in Israel

Muslim Communities in Non-Muslim States Muhammad Al-Atawneh, Nohad Ali. Glossary. of. Arabic. Terms1. ahl al-hall wa-ʾl-ʿaqd those qualified to elect or depose a caliph on behalf of the Muslim ... The Oxford Dictionary of Islam.

Author: Muhammad Al-Atawneh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108530132



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Islam is the religion of the majority of Arab citizens in Israel and since the late 1970s has become an important factor in their political and socio-cultural identity. This leads to an increasing number of Muslims in Israel who define their identity first and foremost in relation to their religious affiliation. By examining this evolving religious identity during the past four decades and its impact on the religious and socio-cultural aspects of Muslim life in Israel, Muhammad Al-Atawneh and Nohad Ali explore the local nature of Islam. They find that Muslims in Israel seem to rely heavily on the prominent Islamic authorities in the region, perhaps more so than minority Muslims elsewhere. This stems, inter alia, from the fact that Muslims in Israel are the only minority that lives in a land they consider to be holy and see themselves as a natural.

Handbook of TerminologyHandbook of Terminology

Terminology in the Arab world Abied Alsulaiman, Ahmed Allaithy, Kara Warburton ... Al-Hawarzmi divided his dictionary into two parts: the first is devoted to Fiqh ('Islamic Jurisprudence'), speech, grammar, writing and administration, ...

Author: Abied Alsulaiman

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027263063


Page: 267

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The current volume represents a revival of Arabic translation and terminology studies. These disciplines have been dominated by Western scholarship in recent decades, but in truth their historical tradition as a whole owes a great debt to Arabic scholarship. The first systematic translation activity ever organized was under the Abbasids in Baghdad in the 9th Century CE, and Arabic domination continued for several centuries before the tide turned. In this collection, the importance of the ongoing translation and terminology movement in the Arab world is revealed through the works of some of the most distinguished scholars, who investigate a wide range of relevant topics from the making of the first ever Arabic monolingual dictionary to modern-day localization into Arabic. Arabic terminology standardization as well as legal, medical, Sufi and Quranic terms — issues with both cultural and economic ramifications for the Arab world — are thoroughly examined, completing the solid framework of this rich tradition that still has a lot to offer.

Historical Dictionary of SufismHistorical Dictionary of Sufism

Here, I have biased the dating toward the non-Islamic solar years (since most readers will look first for those ... In general, I have maintained a bias toward Arabic terminology, since the vast majority of Sufi terms originated in ...

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810879744


Page: 582

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The most broadly accepted explanation of Sufism is the etymological derivation of the term from the Arabic for “wool,” ṣūf, associating practitioners with a preference for poor, rough clothing. This explanation clearly identifies Sufism with ascetical practice and the importance of manifesting spiritual poverty through material poverty. In fact, some of the earliest “Western” descriptions of individuals now widely associated with the larger phenomenon of Sufism identified them with the Arabic term faqīr, mendicant, or its most common Persian equivalent, darwīsh. Sufism, as presented here embraces a host of features including the ritual, institutional, psychological, hermeneutical, artistic, literary, ethical, and epistemological. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Sufism contains a chronology, an introduction, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, major historical figures and movements, practices, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Sufism.

Key Themes for the Study of IslamKey Themes for the Study of Islam

glossary of important terms dealing with Islam, nor a partial encyclopedia. ... Indeed, it would be easy to come up with just such a list using Arabic words, of which many have made their way into English dictionaries and common ...

Author: Jamal J. Elias

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780746845


Page: 464

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"Key Themes for the Study of Islam" examines the central themes and concepts indispensable to an informed understanding of Islamic religion and society. From Gender and History to Prayer and Prophecy, each authoritative chapter focuses on a single aspect of the religion and presents a critical discussion written by a world expert in that field. Exposing as false the idea that Islam and Muslims are incomprehensible to Western culture, this book will become the first choice for students and experts in religion from disparate fields, who wish to know how Islam relates to vital concepts in religion and society today.

The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur anThe Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur an

For the interpretation of this first Arabic book, we have been content until recently to turn to the classical commentaries, but the tendency of the commentators is to interpret the book in the light of the Arabic language of their own day, ...

Author: Arthur Jeffery


ISBN: 9781443721493


Page: 336

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THE FOREIGN VOCABULARY OF THE QURAN By ARTHUB JEFFEBY, Ph. D. Professor of Semitic Languages School of Oriental Studies Cairo 1938 Oriental Institute Baroda Printed in Great Britain by Stephen Austin Sons, Ltd., Hertford, and Published on behalf of the Government of His Highness the Maharaja Gaekwad of Baroda by Benoytosh Bhattacharyya, Director, Oriental Institute, Baroda. Price Rs. 12-0 TO MY WIFE FOREWOKD Little further advance can be made in our interpretation of the Quran or of the life of Muhammad, until an exhaustive study has bee n made of the vocabulary of the Quran. It is interesting to note how recent work at Islamic origins, such as that done by the late Professor Horovitz and his pupils at Frankfurt, and in the books of Tor Andrae and Karl Ahrens, has tended to run to a discussion of vocabulary. The Quran is the first Arabic book, for though there was earlier poetry, it was not written down till much later, and some doubts have been raised as to the genuineness of what did get written down. For the interpretation of this first Arabic book, we have been content until recently to turn to the classical commentaries, but the tendency of the commentators is to interpret the book in the light of the Arabic language of their own day, and with few exceptions their philological lucubrations are of more interest for the study of the development of Muslim thought about the Quran, than they are for settling the meaning the words must have had for the Prophet and for those who listened to his utterances. Some day, it is to be hoped, we shall have a Glossary to the Quran comparable with the great Worterbucher we have to the Old and New Testaments, in which all the resources of philology, epigraphy, and textual criticism will be utilized for a thorough investigation of the vocabulary of the Quran. Meanwhile this present Essay attempts to make one small contribution to the subject by studying a number of the non-Arabic elements in the Quranic vocabulary. Emphasis has been placed in recent years on the too long forgotten fact that Arabia at the time of Muhammad was not isolated from the rest of the world, as Muslim authors would have us believe. There was at that time, as indeed for long before, full and constant contact with the surrounding peoples of Syria, Persia, and Abyssinia, and through intercourse there was a natural interchange of vocabulary. Where the Arabs came in contact with higher religion and higher civilization, they borrowed religious and cultural terms. This fact was fully recognized by the earliest circle of Muslim exegetes, who show no hesitation in noting words as of Jewish, Christian, or Iranian Viii FOREWORD origin. Later, under the influence of the great divines, especially of ash-Shafi this was pushed into the background, and an orthodox doctrine was elaborated to the effect that the Quran was a unique production of the Arabic language. The modern Muslim savant, indeed, IB as a rule seriously distressed by any discussion of the foreign origin of words in the Qurart. To the Western student the Jewish or Christian origin of many of the technical terms in the Quran is obvious at the first glance, and a little investigation makes it possible to identify many others. These identifications have been made by many scholars whose work is scattered in many periodicals in many languages. The present Essay is an attempt to gather them up and present them in aform convenient for the study of interested scholars both in the East and the West. The Essay was originally written in 1926, and in its original form was roughly four times the size of the present volume. It would have been ideal to have published it in that form, but the publishing costs of such a work with full discussion and illustrative quotation, would have been prohibitive...

Libraries are advised to purchase the Continuum Glossary for the simple reason that it includes all of the major world religions and will not be as easily lost in the reference stacks . — John P. Stierman Islam Dictionaries and ...

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591585252


Page: 704

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For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

Global Report on Islamic Finance 2016Global Report on Islamic Finance 2016

Glossary. Introduction. A lot of Islamic technical terms of Arabic origin have, over the last few decades, entered the dictionary of economics, banking, and finance in view of the rise and spread of Islamic economics, banking, ...

Author: World Bank;Islamic Development Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464809279


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Income inequality has increased considerably in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007†“08 to the extent that one percent of global population possess almost half of the global assets. Whereas the development community is unanimous to tackle growing inequality and imbalance in the distribution of wealth, there is a difference of opinion as to the approaches to achieve this goal. This report presents a perspective from Islamic finance on how shared prosperity can be enhanced. The theoretical framework for economic development by Islamic economics and finance is based on four fundamental pillars: (i) an institutional framework and public policy oriented to the development objectives of Islam; (ii) prudent governance and accountable leadership; (iii) promotion of the economic and financial system based on risk sharing; and (iv) financial and social inclusion for all, promoting development, growth, and shared prosperity. There is evidence that Islamic finance is experiencing high growth with the banking sector leading the way. Several countries are working seriously towards developing standards, regulation and legal frameworks for the development of Islamic finance. However, there are a number of aspects where policy interventions or improvements in policy effectiveness are needed to develop Islamic finance to promote shared prosperity. Without the enabling environment, Islamic finance may not be able to attain the potential expected of it. With adequate policy interventions and enabling financial infrastructure, Islamic finance could become a catalyst for alleviating poverty and inclusive prosperity.

Arabic English and English Arabic Dictionaries in the Library of CongressArabic English and English Arabic Dictionaries in the Library of Congress

Islam and Economics 423 Khan , Muhammad Akram . Glossary of Islamic ecomomics . ... K46 1990 Arabic with English definitions . Arabic in Arabic and roman scripts . 424 Sabzwari , M.A. Islamic economy : glossary of terms .

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: UIUC:30112106853739


Page: 213

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The A to Z of SufismThe A to Z of Sufism

On the other, I have included in the dictionary most of the foreign terms listed in the glossary, ... issue in Ahmad Moussalli's Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalist Movements in the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (1999).

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081086343X


Page: 414

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With more than 3,000 entries and cross-references on the history, main figures, institutions, theory, and literary works associated with Islam's mystical tradition, Sufism, this dictionary brings together in one volume, extensive historical information that helps put contemporary events into a historical context.

Illustrated Dictionary of the Muslim WorldIllustrated Dictionary of the Muslim World

By the 21st century , adab had become a general term meaning “ literature . ” Aghlabids Arab Muslim dynasty Ahl al - Kitab ( Arabic : “ People that ruled parts of northern of the Book ” ) members of Africa ( modern Tunisia and religions ...

Author: Marshall Cavendish Reference

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761479295


Page: 192

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Alphabetic entries discuss the basic concepts and ideas, key events, and important people and places of the Muslim world.