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Sabirin

people who are patient and steadfast.


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Sabr

patience, steadfastness.


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Sadaq

same meaning as mahr.


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Sadaqah

means charity.


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Sa'em

the person who fasts.


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Safa

a mound near the Ka'bah that is referred to in the Quran as one of the symbols of Allah. It is in conjuction with marwah.


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Sahabah

companions of the Prophet.


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Sahifah

a page or manuscript.


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Salat

the five obligatory prayers that a Muslim must perform everyday.


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Saqifah

a shelter with a roof. The companions of the Prophet met in a Saqifah in Madinah to pledge their loyalty to Abu Bakr after the death of the Prophet.


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Satr

protection and guarding against being shameful and un honorable.


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Sa'yee

the going back and forth seven times between safa and marwah that is done during the hajj or the umrah. It is done to symbolize Hajar's search for water for her son Ismael.


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Sayyid

leader or chief.


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Seerah

biography of the Prophet.


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Shahadah

declaration of faith. A person must recite the shahadah to convert to Islam. The shahadah in Islam is:: "I testify that there is no god but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah."


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Shaheed

a martyr. Someone who dies in the way of Allah.


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Shahid

means a witness or martyr.


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Shariah

Islamic law.


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Shirk

associating partners with Allah. Shirk can also encompase any object that a person may hold in regard higher than Allah. It is the most severe of sins and will not be forgiven.


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Shroot

Plural of conditions


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Shura

consultation.


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Sirwal

long under garment worn by the Arabs.


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Siwak

a piece of a branch or root of a tree that is used as a toothbrush. Also called a miswak.


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Siyam

Fasting such that to stop eating, drinking or doing sexual activity from the rising of the sun and till its setting.


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Subahan Allah

glory be to Allah. A sentence that has to be said by all Muslims, declaring the magnificent power of God for his creation.


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Suffah

a raised platform that was used by the Prophet as a welcomming point for newcomers or destitute people. It was part of his masjid.


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Suhuf

pages or manuscripts.


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Sujud

the position in salat in which the person prostrates on the ground with his hands, knees, feet, and face touching the ground.


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Sunnah

the examples of the Prophet's life what he said, did, implemented, how he implemented... Almost the same as the hadith.


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Surah

a chapter in the Quran.
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