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Iftar: the meal of breaking the fast


Ihram: the voluntary restrictive state the pilgrim must enter when performing Hajj or umrah


Ihsan: doing things with beauty in the best way possible, with excellence and care for detail


Imam: leader, typically prayer leader in a mosque congregation; qualified and expert scholar of Islamic law and tradition


Iman: belief and faith 


Injeel: the original scripture sent to Jesus, the Gospel


InshaAllah: God willing (said when discussing doing anything in the future)


Iqamah: the second call to prayer that is given immediately before the congregational prayer begins


Isha: the night prayer (one of the 5 obligatory daily ritual devotions)


Istighfar: the act of seeking forgiveness