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S.A.W.: Abbreviated words Of honour and salutations attached to the name of our Holy Prophet which means may Allah send blessings and salutations on him.

Sa': A cubic measurement of grain which weighs around 3.2kg.

Sa'y: Ritual of running between Safa and Marwah in Hajj and 'Umrah.

Saa': A measure equalling 4 Mudds. 3 kg approx.

Saa-Imah: Animals going to pasture throughout the year.

Sabr: Observing patience.

Sadaq: Dowry.

Sadaqaat: Plural of Sadaqah.

Sadaqah: Voluntary alms to the poor.

Sadd Al Thara-i: Plugging up matters which lead to haraam.

Safaa: A hill in Makkah.

Safar: The second month of the Islamic calendar.

Sah: Correct.

Sahabah: Companion/s of the Nabi S.A.W..

Saheeh: Correct/valid.

Sahib Al-Maal: (Plural ASHAAB AL-MAAL) also Rabb ul-Maal. The financier in the Mudhaarabah form of partnership.

Sajdah-e-Tilaawat: Prostration made whilst reading the Holy Qur'an. There are 14 such prostrations to be made throughout the whole Holy Qur'an.

Sajdah: Prostration in the prayer.

Salaah: Prayer. The second pillar of Islam. To pray five times daily.

Salaatul Eid: Prayer said on Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.

Salaatul Jumu'ah: Prayer said on Friday instead of Salaatul Zuhr, the midday prayer.

Salatul-Fath: The prayer of thanksgiving to Allah at a time of victory.

Sallallahu alayhi wasallam: """Peace and blessings be upon him"" : Dua made to Allah whenever Rasulullah's name is mentioned."

Sarah: A word used to divorce/release a wife.

Sareeh: Clear, direct (from of speech).

Sayduna: Honorific words preceded the name of a prophet or a companion.

Seeghah: Form of speech/wording from both the bridegroom and the bride or her representative to conclude a marriage.

Sha'abe Abu Talib: Valley of Abu Talib.

Sha-Aa-IrulIslaam: Sacred traditions of the religion.

Shakk: Doubt.

Shaqqus Sadr: The splitting open of the chest of Hazrat Muhammed (S.A.W.).

Shariah: Refers to the divine guidance as given by the Qur’an and the Sunnah and embodies all aspects of the Islamic faith, including beliefs and practices.

Shart: Condition, rule.

Shawwal: Tenth month of the Islamic calendar.

Shaytan: Devil.

She'b Abi Talib: Abu Talib's quarters - an area in Makkah in which the Banu Hashim were abandoned when the Quraysh unbelievers boycotted them.

Shirk: The unforgivable sin of joining others with Allah.

Shirkah: Partnerships between two or more persons whereby, unlike Mudarabah, all of them have a share in finance as well as entrepreneurship and management, though not necessarily equally.

Shubu-hah: Judicial error.

Shura: Consultation

Shuroots: Rules.

Sifah: Characteristic.

Sirah: The life of the Prophet Muhammad.

Sittina: Feminine of Saydinna but linked to companions only.

Siwak: Toothbrush

Soorah: A chapter of the Holy Qur’an.

Sudratul Muntaha: Lote tree.

Sujood: Prostration

Sunan: Plural of Sunnah, the way of the Prophet; implies here the supererogatory works of Hajj and general way and manners of Prophets performing the Hajj.

Sunnah: Refers essentially to the Prophet's example as indicated by his practice of the faith. The source is the collection of Ahadith.

Sunnah-Mu-Akkad: A code of life established by the Holy Prophet which is recommended that it be followed.

Surah: A chapter of the Qur'an.