Saturday, June 19, 2010

Daily English Vocabulary: Religious Terminology

 Islam is a unique religion; therefore, its vocabulary is also unique. Islamic terms cannot be usually translated perfectly in another language, but still there are some words which we can translate for ease of communication.


Ajeeb:
Mystifying, inexplicable
Asking for God’s help
Invocation
Besat:
Raising, Annunciation
Biddat
innovation
Dua:
Supplication, Supplicating
Ibadah
Prayer, Worship
Illan-e-Nubuwwat:
Proclamation of Prophethood
Imman
Faith
Mira,aj:
Ascension( of The Holy prophet) to heavens
Nimaazi:
Prayee
Zahiri Hayaat
Demonstrated life
Fazeelat, Manaqib
 Excellence, stature, merits
Idraaq
Perceive
Minber
a pulpit
Qisas
A retaliation ( though it should be forgone as charity)
Sadqah
Charity
Khair
Qurbat
Tatbeeq
Aseerane
Didar
Affluence, prosperity etc.
Nearness, proximity
Comparison, Confirmity
The captives, the arrestees
Visage, Countenance, visitation

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