The Meaning of Assalamualaikum in Arabic

The Meaning of Assalamualaikum in Arabic

By Rabi’a Elizabeth Brown “When any of the People of the Book greets you with Salam (peace), then say, Wa ‘alaikum (and also upon you).” (Sunan Ibn Majah 3697) This lovely, seemingly simple greeting etiquette has deep and broad roots in the...
What the Quran Says About Forgiveness

What the Quran Says About Forgiveness

By Zarmeen Ghoor The Quran offers an abundance of wisdom and guidance, explaining the best and most holistic ways of living in this life. One of the traits that is often lauded and encouraged is the ability to forgive. This virtue is a form of self-purification and...
The Meaning of ‘Deen’ in Arabic

The Meaning of ‘Deen’ in Arabic

By Luqman Sadiq The word “deen” (Arabic: دين) is a multifaceted term that has a range of meanings and connotations depending on the context in which it is used. The Arabic term is often translated as “religion” or “faith.” However...
The Meaning of Ramadan in Arabic

The Meaning of Ramadan in Arabic

By Umarrah Javed Al Hadi What is Ramadan? Ramadan is one of the most sacred months in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset. This month unifies Muslims and the fast is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which are the...
The Meaning of ‘Rizq’ in Arabic

The Meaning of ‘Rizq’ in Arabic

By Luqman Sadiq The Arabic word rizq رزق means provision. It is derived from the verb razaqa رَزَقَ meaning to provide, to make provision for, to give, for sustenance. It can also be translated as a gift, or anything beneficial or repels harm. Rizq comes in different...
What is the Meaning of the Word ‘Quran’?

What is the Meaning of the Word ‘Quran’?

By Samuel Gonzalez Throughout the entire history of the preservation, recitation, and reception of the Noble Qur’an, Muslims have always held that it could never be translated or conveyed in simpler, more plain language. The Qur’an bears witness to particular idioms...

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