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Green Deen by Keith Ellison, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

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Glossary of Islamic Terms

adl Justice.

Allah The Arabic word for God. Allah is the God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

amana Trust. The covenant we have with God to act as stewards of the Earth.

ayat Two meanings: (1) one of the 6,236 verses of the Qu’ran; (2) one of the signs of God around us—the mountains, the trees, the seas; (3) a miracle.

“Bismillah Allahuakbar” “In the name of God, God Is Great.” Islamic blessing repeated before slaughtering an animal for food.

caliph According to Sunnis, a successor to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as leader of the community.

Deen In Arabic, a religion or a creed, a faith or a belief, a path or a way.

dua Supplication.

eco-mosque See Green Mosque.

Eid Muslim holiday marking the end of ...

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