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Pak (پاك)

Ritually pure. (Tahir in Arabic).

Although it is an Urdu word it is used by all sorts of people who are not Arab. Even the Persians use this word. The first letter of the word is not native to the Arabic language, so it is usually replaced with the Arabic 'baa' letter. The true type version shown is with the person 'pe' letter.

Palestine (فلسطين)

Palestine is a country in the Middle East and is currently occupied by the illegal state of Israel. Arabs call this country philisteen.


The common English word used to refer to Jannah.

Particular Islamic customs

Special Islamic disciplines (special Islamic way of behaving or of doing something)

Partnership of Capital and Labo

A contract of co-partnership (be share with another or others in capital and labor).

Patience (صبر)

The Arabic word for patience is sabr.

Peace (سلام)

The Arabic word for peace is 'Salam'. Salam is also the Muslim greeting, like Hello.

Peace Be Upon Him

'Peace Be Upon Him' is an English phraze that is said as a sign of respect after mentioning a Prophet. Islam requires we love and respect all the Prophets and saying this after their name is one sign of reverance. The common acronym for this phraze is (PBUH).


fearing God, God wariness, abstinence (piousness)

Pilgrim (حجي)

The Arabic word for someone who has made pilgrimage (hajj) to Mekkah is 'hajji' if they are male, or 'hijjiyah' if they are female.

The Arabic shown is for hajji. The female form is حجيه

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