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Bab (باب)

Door or gate.

Baba (بابا)

Arabic for dad/father. A son or daughter would call his or her father baba.

Backbite

To spiteful talk especially about a person who is not present.

Backbiter

Slander (spiteful talker especially about a person who is not present.)

Bad (سيئ)

The Arabic word for bad is 'Sayyi`'.

Badr (بدر)

The name of the first full military confrontation between the Muslims and the pagans. The battle took place between the Muslims and the Quraish of Mecca in the second year of Hijrah (624 C.E.). Even though the Muslims were outnumbered, the final result was victory.

Bait (بيت)

Bait (also spelt bayt) means 'house'.

Baitul (بيت ال)

Baitul means 'house of...'. An example of the usage of this word is the term 'baitul mal' - the house of currency (National Treasury).

Baitul Mal (بيت المال)

The national treasury. Everybody in the Muslim state that pays taxes has the money go into the baitul mal (the house of currency). The money from this is used to fund the state, its endeavors and to support the poor.

Bakkah (بكه)

Bakkah is another name for Mecca. It is thought to be the original name of the place and it is mentioned in the Quran.[3.96] Most surely the first house appointed for men (and women) is the one at Bakkah, blessed and a guidance for the nations.
[3.97] In it are clear signs, the standing place of Ibrahim, and whoever enters it shall be secure, and pilgrimage to the House is incumbent upon men for the sake of Allah, (upon) everyone who is able to undertake the journey to it; and whoever disbelieves, then surely Allah is Self-sufficient, above any need of the worlds.


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