Islam A-Z (D)

99 names of Allah


Dafn | Dajjal | Dancing | Darul-Uloom | Dawah | Death | Deeds | Deen | Devils | Dhikr | Disunity | Divorce | dogs | Dua |






Dajjal is the evil person who will be blind in his right eye and will emerge near the time of Qiyaamah claiming to be The Masih (Messiah), a Prophet, and finally God. He will cause immense havoc tricking people into believing him using Jinns and Magicians. Muslims will be led by Imam Mahdi and Dajjal will make war against them. Prophet Isa Peace be upon him (Jesus son of Mary peace be upon them) will descend before the key battle and kill Dajjal at Bab-e-Ludd (Gate of Ludd). The Fitnah (Tribulations) of Dajjal has been strongly warned against. The Messenger of Allah May Allah be pleased with him said, "Between the creation of Prophet Adam and the coming of the last hour, there will arise no matter more serious than the Dajjal." (Imran-b-Hussain/ Muslim)

Everyone should recognise him by his features and try to protect themselves and others by staying away and reciting the first 10 verses of Surah 18 (Al-Kahf) of the Holy Quran. May Allah protect us all, ameen.

Also referred to as: Anti-Christ, Kana-Dajjal, the Dark Messiah, Djal, Daggal, Masih Dajjal, Maseeh Dajjal, One-eyed Dajjal



Body movement accompanied with music is generically known as dancing, such activities are prohibited in Islam



Translation a 'House of Knowledge' invariably used to mean an Islamic Seminary. The highest form of a madrasah where islamic and arabic education is taught and students graduate as a Hafiz, Qaari, Alim and/or Mufti. All Darul-Ulooms in the western world run accredited secondary education in tandem with Islamic education, including many advanced level courses such as I.T,. Modern Languages, Accounts, Maths, Law, etc

Also known as: Madrasah, MadressahThe prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him said:



Dawah is to invite towards Islam. The Prophets are the first callers; proclaimers of Islam. The responsibility of Da'wah was not left just to the Messengers. Once any person has grasped an understanding of Islam, there comes the responsibility to share that knowledge and truth with others.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad May Allah be pleased with him has said:

"You shall not attain Imaan (Faith) until you love for others what you love for yourself." (Bukhari, Muslim)

People will judge Islam by what they see of us, so our Islamic dress, humble, decent, hardworking way of life is a good example of Dawah and can make people positively enquire about Islam

Also referred to as: Call, Invitation, Propagation, Da'wah, Dawat, Da'wat, Invite, Spread, Pass on, Missionary Effort



Every Soul shall taste Death. We must remember our exit from this world frequently so that we realise that the life of this world is temporary and after death we will eternally live in the Hereafter.

Also referred to as: Demise, Passing Away, Mowt, Mort, Maut, Dying, End, Expire



All our actions and omissions are recorded by Angels and form our deeds. Allah is so merciful that He has commanded the Angels (Kiraamun-Kaatibeen) to multiply the Thawaab for a good deed 10 times merely on the intention to do a good deed, whilst only recording a Zhamb for each actual occurrence of a sin and even then only recorded if the sin is not repented for immediately and forgiven. Deeds are judged by Allah based on one's intention and can result in either reward or punishment. This will occur on the Day of Judgement after Resurrection in the Hereafter. A person can receive multiple thawaab for certain deeds even after one's death, for example the deed of contributing to a good cause such as a masjid or public water well will result in thawaab continuing to be credited to the account of the deceased as long as the masjid or water well is being used. Likewise the sponsoring of students of islamic studies by way of teaching, books, facilities, etc will result in thawaab continuing. As long as the knowledge is being taught, re-taught, practiced or benefiting someone the indirect thawaab will continue even where this is due to deeds occuring generations down the line. The thawaab of certain deeds can also be transferred to the account of others, for example where the thawaab of the recitation of part or the whole of the Quran is given by making dua to Allah to send its blessings to the deceased. The thawaab for good deeds of a person are also additionally copied for the person's parents due to them begetting the person.

Also referred to as: achievement, accomplishment, attainment, wrongdoing, misdemeanour, misDhikr, offence, violation, error, transgression, sin.



The word Deen means Religion and is synonymous with the Religion of Islam.

Also referred to as: Faith, Creed, Imaan, Islam, Din



Devils are Shaytan's (Satan's) agents who do his bidding and cause mischief and wickedness by promoting evil. They can be from Jinns who can also take the form of other creations.

Also referred to as: Shayateen, Demons.



Dhikr usually refers to the remembrance of Allah. Dhikr is usually recited with words of praise, gratitude and glorification. There is no place and no time restriction for basic dhikr except when relieving oneself in the toilet or in an unclean place/state. Basic dhikr can be done sitting down, standing up, lying down, walking, running, when you are ill, healthy, day and night. Elaborate forms of Dhikr include recitation of the Quran and Salaah which have prescribed conditions such as Wudhu, clean place and set times.

Also referred to as: Zikr



Causes of Disunity. One of the issues covered in Surah al Hujurat is that of the harmony and brotherhood that Allah has created amongst the believers. We are given an explanation of how this brotherhood is to be maintained, cultivated and nurtured and thus developed to its full potential. We are taught how to achieve this by way of an explanation of the diseases that can cause friction and disunity amongst the believers and thus need to be avoided. We are also given the remedies for such ailments and shown what can be achieved by their application.

Also referred to as: acrimony, discord, division, disharmony, disaffection, friction



In Islam, we are encouraged to get married to such a woman that we would not have to divorce, and if there is any disagreement between the husband and wife, they should try and sort it out together or send an adviser from both the parties to sort the problem out.

Divorce is an absolute last resort and to be valid in Islam it must strictly satisfy certain criteria however the criteria themseleves are not hard to meet and can be satified even where the consequence of divorce was not intended. A civil divorce, dissolution, annulment, official separation or judicial separation is normally not classified as a divorce in Islam.There are however some circumstances in which it will be considered also to be an Islamic Divorce.

Also referred to as: Talaak, Talak, Talaaq, Talaq, Dissolution, Annulment



Although some hadith praise kindness to dogs, they render food they lick impure. But dogs may be kept for hunting, herding and keeping watch.



The word Dua (supplication) means to ask Allah directly for something. There is nothing that Allah cannot do, therefore Dua is basically the means of asking the Creator to do something and Allah is capable of doing everything imaginable and the things that are beyond imagination or comprehension for the human mind. The Prophet May Allah be pleased with him used to turn to Allah for every matter in life, be it big or small. In Islam there is no mandatory requirement for an intermediary person to communicate with Allah on your behalf although others can include you in their Duas. The Prophet May Allah be pleased with him prayed for Muslims and non-Muslims; he made dua for the living, the dead and for himself out of humbleness and humility. Every Prophet has used their one Guaranteed Dua in their lifetime except Prophet Muhammad May Allah send peace and blessings upon him. Prophet Muhammad May Allah send peace and blessings upon him bearing all hardship has reserved his Guaranteed Dua so that he can use it in the Intercession of his Ummah on the Day of Judgement.

Also referred to as: Invocation, Du'a, Duwa, Dowa, Supplication, Prayer, Grace.