Ahadith: plural of Hadith; traditions attributed to Muhammad.
Al-Masih: the Messiah; the Christ
Allah: the Arabic name for God; His personal name in Islam.
Allama: a learned person
Awliya: Plural of wali; Saints
Ayah: verses of the Quran; also means signs and miracles.
Bahagavad Gita: an important and popular religious book of the Hindus
Brahmo Samajist: monotheistic Vedic Movement
Dajjal: the anti-Christ
Hazrat: title of respect used for religious leaders.
Hijrah: migration; date of Muhammads flight from Mecca in 622 A.D. to Madina. The Islamic calendar commences from this year.
Hindu: a term used to identify the Vedantic religion of India and its followers.
Ibn-e-Maryam: the son of Mary
Imam: leader of a Muslim community or of a congregation of worshipers; spiritual guide of Shia Muslims.
Imam-e-Zaman: the spiritual leader of his age.
Iman: faith; in the sense of a formal declaration of belief in the six articles.
Isa: The name of Jesus in the Quran.
Jehad: Striving; Holy War.
Jin: demons but not necessarily evils.
Jizyah: tax enjoined on non-Muslims, a kind of community charge.
Kaaba: the sacred shrine of Islam where Muslim converge.
Kalimah: the creed
Khalifa: successor, vice-regent
Kitab-e-Muqaddas: the holy book, the Bible.
Krishna: the most popular avatar of Vishnu and hero of the Mahabharta.
Lakshmi: the goddess of fortune, wife of Vishnu
Mahabharta: the great Hindu epic.
Maharaja: great king
Mahdi: the directed one; a ruler to appear on earth in the last days.
Marhame Isa: ointment of Jesus
Masih Mawud: the promised Messiah.
Minaret: tower of a mosque
Mirag: Muhammads ascension to heaven.
Mufti: Muslim Jurist; expounder or doctor of Islamic
Mujaddid: revivalist; Renewer; Reformer,
Nuzul: the descent
Nuzul-i-Isa: the descent of Jesus
Qadi: Muslim Jurist
Qurra: Quran reciters
Rafa: to ascend
Sahih Bukhari: name of the most respected collection of traditions.
Sharia: Islamic law
Shia: Shiite. sect regarding Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad as direct lawful successor to Muhammad.
Sikh: a follower of Sikhism.
Sunni: those who accept the sunna, the custom and practice of Muhammad.
Surah: chapter of the Quran
Tawhid: unity; the oneness of God.
Vishnu: one of the two great gods of Hinduism
Wahy: revelation, inspiration
Yahya: John the Baptist
Yawamal-Akhira: the Last Day; the day of judgment.
Yawmal-Qiyamah: the Day of resurrection, Judgment.
Zabih-ullah: the sacrifice offered by Allah
Zakat: Charity enjoined upon Muslims