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Aal (آل)

The word aal means kinsfolk or family. For example, Aali Mohammed(PBUH&HP) means the family of Mohammed.

Aamil (عامل)

A 'amil is a worker.

Aauzu (أعوذ)

Aauzu (better spelt audhu) is used in popular Islamic phrases like audhu billah minashaitanir rajeem. The word is translated to mean 'I seek refuge', or 'I seek protection'.

Ab (أب)

Ab or Abb means Father.

Abayah (عباية)

The `Abayah is a long cloak that women wear. Depending on how it is worn and how long it is, it suffices as a suitable hijab and dress on its own if it covers the head (except the face) and the body (except the hands) properly.

See Ab.

Abd (عبد)

Servant/Slave. eg. the name Abdullah means servant of Allah.

Abdul (عبد ال)

The word Abdul alone doesn't mean anything much. Alone it means 'servant/slave of' and features as the first part of a name. Usually the word features an additional word after it - for example Abdul Rahman, a popular boy's name, means servant/slave of the all Merciful (God).

Abdullah (عبدالله)

The name Abdullah means servant of Allah. It was the name of the Prophet Muhammed's (PBUH&HP) father.

Abel (هابيل)

Abel is one of the sons of Prophet Adam (PBUH). He is known as Habeel in Arabic. His brother was called Cain (Qabeel).

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