Traditional Muslim teachers in China. Often these were scholars who moved from one Muslim settlement to another. The word is derived from the Persian word akhund, which was used to Iran to refere to members of the Ithn'ashari Shi'a clergy
a separate political division from provinces, a minority ethnic group has been designated apart from Han Chinese. While still ruled from the Central govt, these regions are supposed to have more legislative authority and the ability to appoint a gov. from their own ethnicity.
means blessingin Arabic a blessing from God in the form of spiritual wisdom or divine presence. Also a spiritual power believed to be possessed by certain persons, objects, tombs.
A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam.masjid, meaning "place of worship" or "prostration in prayer",The mosque serves as a place where Muslims can come together for salah (prayer) (Arabic: صلاة, ṣalāt) as well as a center for information, education, and dispute settlement.
an arabic term that can be translated as "religion" . But Islam is the din with respect to the acts of worship and social activities, and also as ideology and conception of the world.
The opening chapter of the Quran. The first surah of the the Quran, particulary important because it constitutes the foundation of ritual prayer.
Five pillars of Islam
usually translated as "tradition" , it means the reports and facts about Prophet Muhammad transmitted first orally and then collected in writings in the 9th/3rd century
the fifth pillar of islam. the annual pilgrimage to mecca which is obligatory once in the life of every muslim who can undertake it, it usually occurs b/n the 7th and 10th month of Dhul HIjjah in the Islamic lunar calendar.
an act that is allowed in islam. arabic word for "lawful". can also be used to designate which food is permissible.
are an ethnic group native to China and are the largest single ethnic group in the world.. Han Chinese constitute about 92% of the population of the People's Republic of China.The name Han comes from the Han Dynasty. They are the majority group from the 56 ethnicity groups in China.
the religious faith of Muslims, based on the words and religious system founded by the prophet Muhammad and taught by the Koran, the basic principle of which is absolute submission to a unique and personal god, Allah.
Islamic Dietary Restriction
According to the Quran, the only foods explicitly forbidden are meat from animals that die of themselves, blood, the meat of swine (porcine animals, pigs), and animals dedicated to other than God (either undedicated or dedicated to idols) as well as alcohol.
The Hijra (هِجْرَة) is the migration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers to the city of Medina in 622 (Common Era).the beginning of the Muslim era, The first day of the Islamic month of Muharram; Calendar system used in Islam; Muhammad's departure from Mecca to avoid persecution; Any flight or journey to a better place.
is an Islamic concept of "ignorance of divine guidance" or "the state of ignorance of the guidance from God" or "Days of Ignorance" referring to the condition in which Arabs found themselves in pre-Islamic Arabia, i.e. prior to the revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammad.
are a Turkic people of the northern parts of Central Asia (largely Kazakhstan, but also found in parts of Uzbekistan, China, Russia, and Mongolia).One of the ten Muslim minority groups in China.
a Muslim shrine or enshrined tomb, the word deriving from the Arabic verb zāra (زار), 'to visit', whence also comes the noun ziyārah (زياره), 'a visit', or 'visiting the tomb of a saint for blessings.'. ...
a school or college, often founded through a waqf, designed to provide religious and legal education. Early madrasas were based on the combination of a mosque and a dormitory for students
Muslim ritual prayers exercised five times a day.
Qingzhen' stands as the Mandarin translation for Islam and its derivates, such as 'Halal' food, that is the food permissible by Islam precepts such as meat from animals slaughtered according to Dhabiha method.
Eid Al Adha Web definitions
Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى 'Īdu l-'Aḍḥā) "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God
Id Al Fitr Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر 'Īdu l-Fiṭr), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).
Sunnah (سنة is an Arabic word that means habit or usual practice. The Muslim usage of this term refers to the sayings and living habits of Muhammad, the last prophet of Islam.
A member of a mainly Muslim people inhabiting Tajikistan and parts of neighboring countries, A native or national of the republic of Tajikistan,
the evil eye is a look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. The term also refers to the power attributed to certain persons of inflicting injury or bad luck by such an envious or ill-wishing look.