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Introduction to Islamic Economics: Theory and Application by Abbas Mirakhor, Zamir Iqbal, Hossein Askari

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Glossary of Arabic Terms

A'mal salih
Righteous work. Rule-compliant work.
Ábd
Servant-adorer.
Ádl ‘dalah
Justice, balance.
Ahadeeth
Reported sayings or actions of the Messenger (singular hadeeth).
Akhlaq
Moral ethical disposition.
Al-amal
Work in Islam.
Al-Ameen
The one who is trustworthy.
Al Amr
A command or a decree.
Al-amr bil-ma'ruf wa Al-nahy ‘an il munkar
Commanding the good and forbidding the evil. Encouraging rule compliance and discouraging rule violation.
Al-Faridhatu Al-Ádilah
The just duties.
Al-Insan-ul-Kamil
Perfected human being.
Al-Rahman
The Universally Merciful Allah.
Al-riba
Interest rate.
Al-Sunnatu Al-Qa'imah
The established tradition.
Amanah
Trust.
Áqd
Agreement, contract.
Áql
Contemplative intelligence. The root verb also means “to restrain” or “to withhold.” To indicate restraint on impulsive action or response.
Aslamtu
I have delivered myself into safety/security (comes from Salám) of Allah (swt).
Ayah
Sign; something that stands in relation to something else such that cognizance of the sign leads to the cognizance of the thing represented by the sign.
Ayatu Al-Muhkamah
Firm signs.
Baraka
Blessings (plural barakat).
Bay’
Exchange.
Bay'ah
A contract between the person who is deemed worthy of accession (who has demonstrated full compliance with prescribed rules) to the office according to the first dimension of legitimacy and the members of the community.
Bay’ al-muajjil
Sales contract with deferred payment. ...

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