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"Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light." — Holy Qur'an 14:1

Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam's ta'lim guides the murid to higher spiritual enlightenment & vision.

 

Glossary of Terms Used in the Shia Ismaili Muslim Literature

Transliteration

Meaning

alayhi s-salam/ alayha-s-salam (A.S.)

Upon whom be peace

amiru-l-mu'minin

The Commander of the Faithful

bayah

Allegiance

bismi-llahi-r-rahmani-r-rahim

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful

hidayah

Guidance from the Imam of the time

Khatun-i-Jannat

The Lady of Paradise

la ilaha illa-llah

There is no deity except Allah

Muhammadur rasulu-llah

Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

murid

Follower

Muslim Ummah

The universal brotherhood of Muslims

Nashid al-Imamah

Song in praise of the Imamat

nass

Designation

sallallahu 'alayhi wa-sallam (S.A.S.)

May Allah bless him and grant him peace

shahadah

The declaration of Faith

ta'lim

Teaching

tariqah

Persuasion, path, way in Faith

tawhid

Unity of Allah

ta'wil

Interpretation