The name of the Divine Essence that encompasses all the attributes of perfection, majesty, and beauty and Who is the only deity worthy of worship, apart from any other entity.
The One who protects and maintains what He has created, and the One whose knowledge encompasses what He has originated and decreed.
Saying: "Rabbana wa lak al-hamd" (Our Lord, and all praise is due to You) upon standing upright after rising from "rukū‘" (bowing) in prayer.
Glorifying Allah Almighty by ascribing the attributes of perfection and beauty to Him and exalting Him above all deficiencies and faults.
Singling Allah out in everything exclusive to Him: His Lordship, His divinity (worship), and His names and attributes; and dissociating oneself from polytheism and its people.
The first four Caliphs, who successively ruled Muslims after the Prophet’s death. They are Abu Bakr as-Siddīq, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattāb, ‘Uthmān ibn ‘Affān, and ‘Ali ibn Abi Tālib (may Allah be pleased with them).
Exalting Allah above all aspects of imperfection, and affirming all aspects of perfection for Him.
Anything that points to and guides to Allah Almighty.
The speech of Allah Almighty which He revealed to His Messenger Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and His servants worship Him by reciting it. It is written in Mus-hafs and has reached us through successive transmission.
"Tahrīf": alteration. Original meaning: inclination toward something. It is turning the meaning of a speech from its original meaning to something else.
"Ta‘tīl": emptying, vacating. It is derived from the word "‘atal", which means emptiness, vacancy, and leaving.
"Takyīf": Describing the manner, form, or condition of something, like its length, width, and size. It is derived from "kayf", which means: manner, form, and essence.
"Tanzīh": keeping away and being exalted above deficiencies. It is derived from "nazh", which means: remoteness.
"Tanattu‘": going deep into something and exaggerating and bragging about it. It is derived from "nati‘", which is the palate (the top part of the inside of the mouth). Then it came to be used for all types of exaggeration in words and actions.
The ascension of ‘Isā (Jesus), peace be upon him, with his soul and body to the second heaven, as per the command of Allah, the Exalted, out of showing mercy to him and honoring him.
"‘Urūj": ascending, rising. It is derived from "mi‘rāj", which is the means of ascending, such as an elevator or stile that is used to go from the bottom to the top.
"Kursi": a bed, something that one leans or sits on. Other meanings: knowledge; hence, scholars are called "karāsi".
"Mi‘rāj": an instrument of ascending, like an elevator or a ladder, which takes one upwards. Original meaning denotes elevation and rising.
A belief based on the claim that the existence of Allah and the existence of His creation are one and the same.
"‘Ujmah": inarticulateness. Original meaning denotes silence and refraining from speaking. It is derived from "a‘jami", which means: an inarticulate person who cannot speak properly or make his speech understood. If an Arab is described to have "‘ujmah", it means that he does not pronounce words properly.
The attributes that Allah denied for Himself in His Book or through His Messenger, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him.
"Nidd": counterpart, equal, rival. It refers only to someone at odds with the person he resembles. Original meaning: disunion, alienation.
Attributes that Allah, the Almighty, negated for Himself in His Book or through His Prophet, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him; as they do not befit His majesty.
Attributes which relate to the will of Allah, the Almighty, and whose instances recur according to His will.
"Khullah": friendship, love. It is derived from "khalal" - which means: a gap between two things - and "takhallul", which means: something entering in the middle of another.
"Al-‘Arsh": king’s chair. Original meaning: highness, elevation. Other meanings: the roof of a house.
"Rajā": hope, aspiring to something. Opposite: despair, hopelessness.
"Ghufrān": forgiveness, pardon, overlooking mistakes. It is derived from "ghafr", which means: covering, hiding, insertion.
"Karāmah": dignity, honor. It is derived from "karam", which means generosity, abundance. Opposite: stinginess. Other meanings: nobility, grace.
"Tadarru‘": beseeching, imploring, subservience. It is derived from "dar‘", which means: leniency, weakness.
"Al-haqq": the truth, the constant. Opposite: falsehood, error. Other meanings: what is due, necessary, certain.
"Dalīl": evidence, indicating sign. Other meanings: guide to something.
"Tayyib": delicious, lawful, permissible. It is derived from "tībah", which means safety from evil. Opposite: evil, unlawful. Other meanings: appropriate, nice, easy, pure, clean.
The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah.
Replacing the apparent meaning of the word with another different meaning.
Something changing and transforming from one state to another.
A type of magic that is made to endear the woman to her husband and the man to his wife.
Those who come after the first three best generations (since the start of the Islamic era) and pursue the path of the people of religious innovations and deviant whims.
Allah's attributes of perfection, beauty, and glory that are established in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. They distinguish Allah, the Exalted, from other beings.
A word that has same spelling and several meanings.
A science that defends faith-related beliefs by providing logical proofs without referring to Shariah-approved proofs.
They are the attributes of Allah Almighty that are proven by combining intellectual evidence with the sound natural disposition, in addition to Islamic texts that affirm them.
Anything that is approved by reason or known through human intellect.
A phrase of glorification and exaltation of Allah, the Almighty, which means: glorified and exalted be Allah.
The description of Allah, the Almighty, as being a body.
Repeating the praises of Allah the Almighty frequently and enumerating them by mentioning His attributes of beauty and praiseworthy actions.
Invoking other than Allah, the Almighty, to do such things that only Allah, the Exalted, can do, like removing distress or bringing benefits.
The Attributes that Allah the Exalted established for Himself in the Qur"an or on the tongue of His Messenger, may Allah"s peace and blessings be upon him, in his Sunnah.
A transitive attribute only fathomable when attributed to its opposite.
Attributes of Allah, Exalted, proved by both textual (Shar`iee) and rational proofs.
Excessive love along with desire.
Multiple words that express a comprehensible meaning.
Infinite time into the future.
Brining something into being; originating it on no previous model.
What is endless and perpetual.
Something that does not exist and has no beginning.
Ultimate objectives and rationales of deeds and rulings.
The setting and disappearance of something.
A limited interval of time that has an ultimate end.
All creatures existing on the face of the earth.
Making things on no previous model.
Knowledge that is primordial and does not require reasoning or speculation.
Speech of Allah the Almighty, which was revealed to the Prophet, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, through Jibreel, peace be upon him.
Beautiful creation that is made with utmost precision, perfection, and strength.
The unoccupied space.
The existence of something being contingent upon its own existence; either with or without a means.
Revelation that Allah, the Exalted, sent down to Mūsa (Moses) and ‘Isā (Jesus), peace be upon them.
Terms that could indicate both correct and incorrect meanings in such a way that its meaning cannot be perceived except after scrutinizing and inquiry.
Anything that the mind cannot conceive its existence in reality.
What is a non-entity and has no existence in reality.
Something that cannot exist in the real world and can only be imagined.
Negating facts established by textual and logical proofs despite knowing them, with the intention of disguising and deception.
A meaning that exists within the Divine Essence. It is neither a letter nor a sound; and it is not related to the will or power of Allah.
The known specific meaning that is indicated by a name/noun.
What a person or the one in his/her position utters whether it is used or not used by the Arabs.
Matter that has no specific shape or form and that can take any shape or form.
A universal matter that is commonly shared by individuals and is subject to variation and division in such a way that if it is found in reality, then it becomes specific to that individual.
Interpretation of a term by all of its significations.
All existing things that could be known or informed about.
An attribute that describes the Essence only without any other characteristic.
Two things that cannot exist together at the same time, but both can be non-existent at the same time.
Something that is not visible and has neither a reality nor existence.
Anything that does not have an independent existence, but exists only in another being.
One who can perform an action, while possessing the ability and will to do it.
Using a word to denote a meaning other than its original one if there is a relation between the two meanings and a supplementary evidence for using the alternate meaning rather than the original one.
A word whose form and meaning are concordant
What has one meaning and various names.
It is the answer to the question "what is it?", which helps one visualize something.
Anything liable to be separated from the whole.
Believing that Allah the Almighty has united with some creatures apart from others.
Asking a question to form a conception of something or to confirm it.
Deriving a word or more from another word, with a correlation between them in pronunciation and meaning.
A word by which something is identified and known.
Two things sharing one meaning.
Originating something after no previous model.
Issues and premises that develop in one's mind without any reason that necessitates acknowledging them.
The divergence between nouns and names.
The Divine Essence being composed of the Divine Attributes.
Having several names referring to a single entity.
Infinite matters whose existence depends on the existence of other matters.
Forming an image of something in the mind and realizing its essence without any negation or affirmation.
Believing that the Creator is similar to the creature in His attributes or that the creature is like the Creator.
Body or physical structure.
Something becoming existent after being non-existent.
Space that contains and includes something.
Using words for their original literal meaning.
Formless matter that is liable to take a form and image.
Something that cannot be logically expected to happen or exist in the real world.