"Sound" truth, especially of Hadith
The Prophet's "custom," his words, deeds and habitual practices. Also denotes a pattern of behavior that people follow.
An Arabic term that can be translated as "exegesis," "commentary," or "interpretation," and the like.
Allegorical or symbolic interpretation, for example, of the Qur'an.
"Report," "event," "news." A literary form that communicates a sunna of the Prophet.
The process of providing authentication for hadiths. A sanad is a "prop" or "support," in the sense of a person who has transmitted the report. The isnad is the connection of the chain of the transmitters of a given hadith.
The text of a hadith, containing the "story."
"Blessing," "Spiritual power."
Wearer of course woolen frock; adept of the Islamic mystical path.
One who is close, like a friend, relative, protector, helper. Muslim "saint."
The life of renunciation and spiritual poverty.
"Party," "faction," "sect." The adherents of Ali, who believed that Muhammad had chosen him and his descendants as rightful successors and rulers of the Muslims. There are various subbranches.
Ceremony of hair cutting seven days after the birth of a Muslim child.
The name of the invocation "in the Name of God," the Beneficent, the Merciful."
"Marriage" and the legal issues pertaining thereto.
Literally, "genitals." The portions of the body that should be properly covered; males - from navel to knees, females - all but the face, hands and feet.
"Forbidden, taboo." In Islamic law mahram refers to the boundaries of legal consanguinity. Within which males and females are forbidden to marry and are permitted to associate freely with Fathers, daughters, brothers, sons and nephews...
"Sanctuary," such as Mecca of Medina. The two together are called in Arabic Al-Haramayn, "the two sanctuaries." Haram also means, "sacred," "forbidden," "taboo," "holy."
"Permissible," "lawful," as regarding food and activities. The opposite of haram, "forbidden."
A domed structure, typically erected over the burial site of a saint.
"Visitation," as to a holy shrine like Medina or Karbala.
"Consolation," more specifically the Shi'i passion drama that commemorates that martydon of Imam Husayn at Karbala.