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Abaya': cloak like, woolen wrap.
Abu Bakr: first Muslim Caliph.
Al-Baqee': a place in Madina.
Al-ldhtebaa:placing the middle of the Reda' under the right arm and the ends of it over the left shoulder during Tawaf.
Al-lkhlas: Chapter 112 (Purity of Faith).
Al-Kafirun: Chapter 109 of the Qur'an ( Those who reject Faith).
AlMarwah: name of the hillock where a Muslim begins Sa'yi.
Al-Raml: walking quickly but with small steps during the first three circuits of Tawaf.
Arafah: the most important stop during Hajj, located beyond Muzdalifah.
Ar-Ramy-- The Stoning.
As-Safaa: name of the hillock where a Muslim ends his last lap of Sa'yi.
Asr: the afternoon prayer.
Burqa': a face veil like a Niqab.
Dhul-Hijja: the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar.
Dhuhr: the noon prayer.
Eid: celebration for Muslims.
Ezaar: lower cloth of Ihram.
Fajr: dawn prayer.
Hajj: official Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah.
Hamza: one of the Prophet's uncles and a martyr during the battle of Uhud.
Ifraad: isolated form of Hajj.
Ihram: the ceremonial state of making Hajj or the Hajj garments themselves. Isha night prayer.
Jamrah: Monument in Mina.
Jamrah Al-Aqaba: the monument closest to Makkah.
Ka'bah: the house of Allah in the Holy Mosque in Makkah.
Magrib: dusk prayer.
Maqam Ibrahim: the stepping stone of the prophet Abraham.
Mes'aa: the stretch between As-Safaa and Al-Marwah.
Masha'ir: ceremonial shrines.
Mina: one of the ceremonial shrines, a valley near Makkah.
Muhammad-- the last of the prophets, the prophet of Islam.
Muhrim: a person in Ihram.
Mutamati: a pilgrim performing Hajj Tamattu'.
Muzdalifah: one of the ceremonial shrines of Hajj, between Mina and Arafah.
Namira: mosque in Mina.
Niqab: a face veil revealing the eyes through slashes
Qiran: a pilgrim performing Hajj Qiran.
Qibla: the direction Muslims face to pray.
Qiraan: Accompanied form of Hajj.
Quba: a mosque in Madina, used to be on the outskirts.
Qur'an: the Book of Allah.
Rakaa: a unit of prayer.
Reda': the upper cloth of Ihram.
Rukn Al-Yamani: the corner of the Ka’bah, which faces Yemen.
Sa'yi: the walk made between As-Safaa and Al-Marwah.
Sunnah: way of the Prophet.
Surah: a chapter of the Qur'an.
Takbeer: saying "Allahu Akbar ("Allah is Greatest")
Talbeeya: the supplication a Muslim recites once he is in Ihram and has made his intention.
Tamattu': enjoyable form of Hajj.
Tarwiyya: the eighth of Dhul-Hijja.
Tawaf: circumambulation of the Ka'bah
Tawaf Al-lfadha: tawaf for Hajj.
Tawaf Al-Wadaa: farewell Tawaf.
Uhud: the name of a mountain in Medina and the site of the battle by this name.
Umar: the second Muslim Caliph and first Prince of the believers.
Umrah-minor Hajj: the combination of Tawaf and Sa'yi.
Uthman: the third Muslim Caliph and second Prince of the believers.
Wudhu: ablution.