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.
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.
Sahabah: Companion/s of the Nabi S.A.W..
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.
Shaqqus Sadr: The splitting open of the chest of Hazrat Muhammed (S.A.W.).
Shariah: Refers to the divine guidance as given by the Quran 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.
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.
Sirah: The life of the Prophet Muhammad.
Sittina: Feminine of Saydinna but linked to companions only.
Soorah: A chapter of the Holy Quran.
Sudratul Muntaha: Lote tree.
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.
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