"Auf Ibne Maalik Ash-ja-ee (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said: We were with Nabi Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, seven, eight or nine (of us), when he said:
'Will you not make bay'at (pledge) to the Rasul of Allah?' We stretched our hands and enquired: On what shall we make bay'at to you, O Rasul of Allah? He said. 'That you make the Ibaadat of Allah,- that you associate nothing with Him,- that you perform the five Salaat; that you hear and obey." (Muslim, Abu Daawood, Nisaai)
One who pledges Bayyah is called a Mureed
Also referred to as: Bay'at, Bayah, Beit, Bait, Allegiance, pledge, promise, vow, commitment, assurance, oath, covenant.
The Holy Prophet May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him said:
"Cut short the moustache and lengthen the beard."
To allow a beard to grow no less than the length of a fist is compulsory upon all Muslim men; it is a distinctive sign of Islam. It is haraam (forbidden) for a mature stable Muslim to have his beard shaven or trimmed less than a fist's length. Even where the hair of the beard has not grown more than a fist in length the hair must not be shaven or trimmed.
All Prophets May Allah send peace and blessings upon them all kept beards; the beard is part of human nature to which all humans (men) have to adhere.
Hair of the beard should be combed and can be dyed.
Also referred to as: Facial Hair, Stubble, Goatee, Daari, Barb.
People who believed in Allah and the Prophets (Messengers) of their time were classified as followers of the Prophets May Allah send peace and blessings upon them all of their era and known as the believers in that era or the Ummah of the particular Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon them all. The believers of this era believe in Allah and Prophet Muhammad as the last Messenger and are called Muslims.
Men as the children of Adam May Allah send peace and blessings upon them all are born sinless. The birth of a child is a great blessing and trust endowed upon parents by Allah whatever the gender. Azaan is said in the ear of the child. The birth of a child requires certain postnatal actions related to Tahaarah (cleanliness) and duties upon the parents/guardians. One of the duties is Aqeeqah. Aqeeqah is the sacrifice of an animal upon the 7th day after the birth of a child. The meat is normally distributed one third to charity and the remaining two thirds to be distributed amongst friends and relatives. The child's head is shaven; the hair weighed and the equivalent amount in silver is given to charity. A boy is also circumcised.
Blood is considered as unclean and in Islam cleanliness is part of the faith, hence there are specific methods to obtain physical and ritual status of cleanliness once bleeding has occurred. Specific rules and prohibitions apply to Menstruation, Postnatal Bleeding and Irregular Vaginal Bleeding.
In Islam, All Muslims are considered as a single family of brothers and sisters (Ummah) who share each others grief and help one another to do good. A community fellowship is bonded between all those who profess Islam.
After Rasulullah and the Muslims from Makkah had emmigrated to Madinah he assembled the Muhajireen and the Ansaar in Masjid-e-Nabawi and issued a proclamation.This was in the form of 'Mua'khaat'(brotherhood) which is hailed as one of the greatest gifts of Rasulullah to the future Muslims of the world. He ordained that they should pair off in twos consisting of a man of the Muhajireen and a man from the Ansaar.
The degree of devotion attained by this brotherhood of religion was stronger than the ties of blood. All these men's hearts, united in the love of Allah were now nothing more than a single heart, beating in different breasts. Each man loved his brother better than himself, and an islamic brotherhood was established.
Also referred to as: Brotherliness, Sisterhood, Ummah
The literal meaning of the word Bukhari means from Bukhara. Bukhara is a territory of Khurasan (West Turkistan). The Word is normally used in reference to Imaam Bukhari's book of Hadeeth called Al-Jami′ Al-Sahih′; the most authentic book after the Holy Qur′an.′ This is the conclusion that every learned religious Scholar comes to. No matter how great these Scholars were, they were compelled to unanimously agree that ′Sahih Al-Bukhari′ is the most authentic work in Hadith literature ever compiled.
Also referred to as: Sahih Bukhari, Kitabul Bukhari, Bukhari Shareef, Saheeh Bukhari, Al-Jami′ Al-Sahih.