Adab: prescribed Islamic etiquette – manners, behavior
Athan: the Muslim call to prayer
Akhira: the next life
Akhlaq: virtues, morals, manners in practice
Alhamdulillah: All thanks and praise is due to the One true God.
Allahu Akbar: God is greater
Allah Yashfeek: May Allah cure you.
Amanah: a trust
Ameen: “Oh Allah, accept.”
Asma ul Husna: The Beautiful Names of Allah
Asr: the late afternoon prayer (one of the 5 obligatory daily ritual devotions)
Assalamualeikum: a heavy and serious prayer and our greeting as Muslims. Meaning: “May the Perfect One be with you – may God protect you.” Wishing safety and security upon the person you say it to. A commitment that the one you say it to will be safe from any harm from you. You will not abuse that person in any way (verbally, mentally, physically).
Arafat: a valley near Mecca; a sacred site visited by the pilgrims
Awrah: refers to the private parts of the body that are to be covered.
Ayah: a verse of the Quran; also means a sign
Ayat: verses of the Quran; also means signs
Ayat Al-Kursi: Verse 255 of chapter 2 of the Quran, the greatest passage of the Quran. Translated as “The Footstool of the Throne,” it mentions Allah’s attributes.