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Qurbanis (Sacrifices) have two types, sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah (Udhiya) and sacrifice in the form of giving up one's assets, time or enduring discomfort or difficulties for the sake and cause of Islam. Udhiya of animals are made on Eid-Adha (10th of the month of Zill-Hijjah) and their meat distributed amongst family and the needy. Sacrifices called Aqeeqah are also made after a child is born (male/female). A child (both boy/girl) is a blessing from the Almighty Allah. Aqeeqah is performed as a thanksgiving for this blessing.
Also referred to as: Qurbani, Udhiya, Qurbaani, Offering, Aqueeqa, Aqeeqa
Saee is the pacing (Shawt) 7 times between the hillocks called Safaa and Marwah that adjoin Masjid Al-Haram (Makkah, Arabia). Saee is Wajib in Umrah. Hazrat Hajra Peace be upon her ran between these hills 7 times in search of water for her baby son Prophet Ismaeel (Ishmail) Peace be upon him before the well of zamzam sprung near the feet of baby Ismaeel Peace be upon him. The pacing starts from Safaa and ends at Marwah on the 7th pacing. (the initial return from Marwah to Safaa is counted as the second pacing) Tawaaf is performed before each Saee.
Also referred to as: Saiy, Saei, Sai
Safa is a hillock adjoining Masjid Al-Haram (Makkah, Arabia) and connected by a course to Marwah
Also referred to as: Safa
The 2nd month in the Islamic calendar.
Also referred to as: Safur, Sufur
People who saw the Prophet Muhammad May Allah send peace and bessings upon him, embraced and practised Islam and died as Muslims are known as Sahaabah May Allh be pleased with them all(May Allah be pleased with them all).
Singular: Sahaabi. Female: Sahabiyyah
Rasulullah May Allah send peace and bessings upon him mentioned: "All the Sahabaah are just and pious and whomsoever amongst them you shall follow, you shall be guided."
It is through their connection with Prophet Muhammad May Allah send peace and bessings upon him that Allah's final revelation the Quran and the blessed Sunnah May Allah send peace and bessings upon him relayed by the Sahabah has by Allah's will reached us - May Allah be pleased with them all.
Also referred to as: Companions, Sahaba, Sahabah, Sahaabi, Sahabiyyah, Sahaaba
Sajdah means prostration and it is performed by placing one's forehead and nose on the ground between the hands whilst the palms are placed on the ground with fingers facing Qibla. Other characteristics of sajda vary between men and women. In Islam Sajdah can only be done to Allah. Sajdah is done in all Salaah (Specific Prayers) except Janaazah Salaah. Sajdah is also required after specific verses of the Holy Quran have been recited (sajda-tilawat).
Also referred to as: Sajda, Sujood, Sujud