Monday, August 17, 2009

Ramadan Glossary

Ramadan time is around, i thought its the right time to share some of the words frequently used during ramadan. Ramadan kareem to all


Adhaan/Azaan: Muslim call for Prayer

Duaa/Du'aa: Supplication

Eid al Fitr: Muslim Festival at the end of Ramadan

Fajr: The morning prayer that marks the starting of the fast for the day

Iftaar:The time when Muslims break their fast as the sun begins to set, coincides with the Maghrib prayer

Leylatul Qadr: The night of power, Falls under the last ten days of Ramadan. A night in which the first verse of the Quran was revealed

Maghrib: The evening prayer that marks the ending of the fast for the day

Masjid: Mosque, muslim place of worship

Mubarak: Blessed

Ramadan: The holy month of fasting

Salat/Namaz: Prayer

Sadaqah: Charitable giving (not obligatory like Zakat)

Sehri/Suhor: The pre-dawn meal

Taraweeh: Evening prayer only in the month of Ramadan where 1/30 of the Quran daily is read until completion at the end of the month

Zakat: Almsgiving, one of the five pillars of Islam