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Jacob (يعقوب)

Jacob is the name of a Prophet known as Yaqoob in Arabic. Jacob is also known as Prophet Israeel.

Jahad (جهاد)

See Jihad.

Jahanam (جهنم)

Hell.

Jahil (جاهل)

(1) Refering to a person who is extremely ignorant and disbelieves in God. Often used to describe the people of the era that preceeded the revelation of the Qur'an, and the ignorant in general.
(2) A small child.

Jahiliyah (جاهليه)

Extreme ignorance (jahl) and disbelief in God. Often used to describe the era that preceeded the revelation of the Qur'an, and ignorance in general.

Jamal (جمال)

The word Jamal means Beauty. It is also a name that is suitable for both boys and girls.

Jamel (جمل)

Camel.

Jannah (جنه)

Usually means heaven/paradise, but can also refer to a wonderful garden. Jannah is also a popular girl's name.

Jazakallah (جزاك الله)

'May Allah grant you (goodness)'. Jazakallah Khair is the actual phrase in its entirity.

Jazakallah Khair (جزاك الله خير)

This is a popular phrase that people use to thank others. It literally means 'May Allah grant you goodness'.The actual word for thanks is shukran.

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