Learn 15 Important Words Used In The Quran!

Author : Studio Arabiya | Published On : 22 Sep 2021

It is difficult to create a full glossary of the Quran in a single article. However, we have listed here 15 important terms in Arabic that appear a lot in the Quran and that Muslims might use on a daily basis, without always realizing what it truly means.

Let's dive right in! And as a bonus, learn about the Corpus Quran Dictionary and how it can help improve your understanding of the Book of Allah SWT!

15 Important Words Used Often In The Quran:

1. Deen (????)

Means: creed, religion

Usually translated as "religion", the term "deen" actually covers everything from a doctrine (the rituals, laws and norms) to the teachings, practice and even spirituality of that religion: a complete way of life. In the Quran, it also often specifically refers to the True Religion, Islam.

2. Imaan (???????)

Means: faith, beliefs

In Islamic theology, "imaan" refers to complete belief in the six pillars of faith of Islam, which are listed in one of the 40 Hadith of Imam An-Nawawi, narrating a beautiful exchange between the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and "a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair" who was in fact Angel Jibreel (or Gabriel, peace be upon him). In the long hadith, Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah SWT be pleased with him) reports that Jibreel (peace be upon him) asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him):

"Inform me about Imaan (faith)." He (the Prophet) answered, "It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in fate (qadar), both in its good and in its evil aspects." He said, "You have spoken the truth." (Hadith 2, 40 Hadith An-Nawawi)