Glossary 506: The difference between Mumin and Muslim

Glossary 506: The difference between Mumin and Muslim

Related Code: 506

Glossary 506: Muslim.[1] Tawhid.[2] Shirk.[3] Wilayat.[4] Imaan.[5] Takwini.[6] Tashri’i.[7] Mu’min.[8] Haqqul-nas.[9] Zakat.[10] Ahlul-Bait.[11]

Tableegh.[12] Wali.[13] Tafsir.[14] Imam Baqir.[15] Ali ibn Abi Talib (as).[16]

[1] . Submit. It is one who has absolutely surrendered to Allah and his commands and believes in pure Tawhid (the oneness of God) that isn’t tainted with any Shirk and this is why the Almighty has introduced Prophet Abraham as a true Muslim in the Quran.

[2] . The oneness of God. One of The Five Pillars of Islam (Usule-Din). Testifying that there is no god but Allah.

[3] . The sin of practicing idolatry or polytheism, i.e. the deification or worship of anyone or anything other than the singular God i.e. Allah. Literally, it means ascribing or the establishment of “partners” placed beside Allah.

[4] . Wilayat literally means an administrative division, usually translated as “#province”, or occasionally as “governorate”. The word comes from the Arabic “w-l-y”, “to govern”: a wāli “governor”—governs a wilayah, “that which is governed”. Wilayah is an Arabic word derived from the word (ولی). In Arabic Wilayah means the coming of something right after another, without any space existing in between them. This calls for the closeness and nearness of these two to each other. Wilayah has been used to denote love and friendship, victory and assistance, following and submission, as well as guardianship and leadership. #Guardianship. Having authority.

[5] . Faith, Concept. It denotes a believer’s faith.  By Believing and performing honorable deeds we will be inhabitants of the Garden, in which we will live forever. (Surah al-Baqarah, verse 82.)

[6] . Generative. Wilayah Takwini means guardianship over all things in this world and to have control over them and to be able to render change in them in any way; such power primarily belongs only to Allah (swt), but can also be attributed to the prophets and infallible imams and complete individuals secondarily.

[7] . It is Legislation and Regulation. It realizes that it is merely confined to Allah Almighty because he is the only one aware of all the secrets of the body and soul of us humans. Therefore the right to independently dictate laws is God Almighty’s, even the Prophet (sa) does not attain such privilege. If the term tashri’ is ever associated with the Prophet, what is meant is the ahkam and teachings revealed onto him by angels with the purpose of declaring them to the people.

[8] . Believer, is derived from the word “Amn”, which means to testify, to believe, and have humility and tranquility of the soul. Therefore, the word Mu’min is used to describe the acknowledgers.

[9] . It is a Fiqhi term mentioned in these following chapters: qada (Judging), Shahadat (witness) and Hudud (penance or punishment). The Right of People which it always come beside The Right of Allah (Haqqullah).

[10] . The alms. It is a form of alms-giving treated as a religious tax and/or religious obligation in Islam, which, by Quranic ranking, immediately follows prayer (salat) in importance. “And establish prayers and pay The alms” (Surah al-Baqarah, verses 43-110-177-277 …)

[11] . People of the Household. People of the holy Prophet’s House.

[12] . Propaganda. Delivering. To deliver whatever you have been received in order to convince to encourage people accept what you are saying. In the Holy Quran Allah (SWT) says: “O Messenger, deliver whatever has been sent down to you by your Lord. If you do not do so, you will not have conveyed His message. God will defend you from mankind: God does not guide disbelieving folk”. Surah al-Maedah, verse 67.

[13] . Guardian, Mater.

[14] . Interpretation.

[15] . Imam Muhammad bin ‘Ali bin al-Hussain bin Ali bin Abi Talib (as), the Fifth Shia Imam, succeeding His Father Imam Zayn al-Abidin (as) and succeeded by His son Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (as).

[16] . The Cousin of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He was Born to Abu Talib and Fatima bint Asad. Imam Ali (as) was the only person born in the Sacred Sanctuary of the Kaaba in Mecca, the Holiest Place in all over the world.  Imam Ali (as) was the First young male who accepted Islam. (Surah Tawbah, verse 100;  Tafsir al-Qurtubi, Vol. 5, Pg. 3075.)


Glossary 505: Delaying Death and Called before its Time

Original Post: Delaying Death and Called before its Time

Related Code: 505

Glossary 505: Ahadith[1], Quranic[2], Ajal[3], Ajal muallaq[4], Ajal hatmi[5], Lawḥ[6], Ithbāt[7], lawh mahw wa ithbat[8], Umm al-Kitāb[9], Pbuth[10], Gheib[11], Imam Sadiq[12], Mulla Sadra[13], Harakat Jowhariyah[14], Tawaffi[15], Ruh[16], Nafs[17], Wafat[18], Faut[19], Mawtehââ[20], Anfos[21], Manameha[22], Imam Hussain[23], Maḥw[24], Ajal musamma[25]

[1] . – Ahadith:  One of various reports describing the words, actions, or habits of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The term comes from Arabic meaning a “report”, “account” or “narrative”.

[2] . – Quranic: It is used to describe something which belongs or relates to the Holy Quran.

[3] . – Ajal: Term. Life Time. Preordained Time. Specified Date.

[4] . – Ajal muallaq: The conditional ajal. Suspended Lifespan.

[5] . – Ajal hatmi: Cannot be changed. Definite Lifespan.

[6] . – Lawḥ: Tablet. The Book of Allah’s Recorded Knowledge.  Tablet of wood or stone used for writing.

[7] . Ithbāt: Affirmation. Writing.

[8] . – lawh mahw wa ithbat: The knowledge which is capable of erasure and substitution; The knowledge which is Liable to change from time to time.

[9] . – Umm al-Kitāb: The Mother Book, The Basis of the Book, The Original of the Book.

[10] . – Pbuth: Peace be Upon Them (The Infallibles).

[11] . – Gheib: The Unseen.

[12] . – Imam Sadiq: Imam Jaʿfar ibn Muḥammad al-Ṣādiq (as), commonly known as Jaʿfar al-Sadiq or simply al-Sadiq, is the sixth Shia Imam.

[13] . – Mulla Sadra: Ṣadr ad-Dīn Muḥammad Shīrāzī. He was an Iranian Shia Islamic philosopher, theologian and ‘Ālim who led the Iranian cultural renaissance in the 17th century.

[14] . – Harakat Jowhariyah: substantial motion.

[15] . – Tawaffi: This word is derived from the root word “وفی” which means to receive something in a complete way. “توفیت المال” means that I received all of the money with no shortage. The Quran refers to death with this term in 14 verses and this means that first: man has a metaphysical aspect and it is because of this aspect that man never ceases and is delivered completely to the angels at the moment of death.

[16] . – Ruh: Spirit.

[17] . – Nafs: Soul.

[18] . – Wafat: complete reception. In Farsi it is وفات.

[19] . – Faut: ceasing. In Farsi it is فوت.

[20] . – Mawtehââ: Death.

[21] . – Anfos: Souls.

[22] . – Manameha: Sleep.

[23] . – Imam Hussain: – Imam Hussain: Al-Ḥussain ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (as), was the grandson of the Holy Prophet (pbuh), and the son of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib and lady Fatimah al-Zahra (pbuth) the daughter of the Prophet.

[24] . – Maḥw: Erasure; Rubbing something out.

[25] . – Ajal musamma: The definite ajal. Specified term. Fixed time. Fixed Term.