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Sufism In Sindh :: definitions

Definitions

Dastaar:

An ornamental cloth headband worn as a crown

Dervish:

A person who dedicates his life to the way of Allah

Fakir:

One who has no worldly possessions; poor man; one who gives up wordly ways of life in the love of God

Fanaiyat:

Annihilation; loose one's own identity completely and submerge into your Murshid spiritually

Haq Maujood-Sada Maujood:

God is present; always present. Most of the Sufi's greet each other with this phrase.

Kachehri:

Musical event held every evening at urs

Kalaam:

Song written in love of Murshid or Allah.

Karaa:

A vessel for storing water for wizoo (ablution)

Karim:

One who is merciful and kind

Mullah:

Muslim priest

Murshid:

Spiritual guide or guru

Nimaz:

Prayers said by Muslims five times a day

Prayer Mat:

Small carpet used by Muslims when praying

Raag:

Verses written by Sufi Sadiq Shah of Umerkot: Instructions said in verse for the mureed or follower Verses said in admiration and love of Murshid Verses expressing mureed's own feelings

Safar:

Second month of Muslim Calendar

Sahib:

Chief; Ruler; Leader

Saint:

A holy person

Sayyid:

Descendants of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon Him)

Shahadat:

Martyrdom; Death in the name of Allah

Shaheed:

Martyr; One who dies in the name of Allah

Sufi Turban:

An ornamental cloth headband worn as a crown

Sura Fatiha :

Alhamd u lillah iRabbil Alamin Ar Rahman-ir-Rahim Malik iYoum-id din Iyyaka na’budu wa iyyaka nasta’In Ihdi nas siratal mustaqlm Sirat-allazina an ‘amta ‘alaihim ghair-il-maghdubi ‘alaihim wa lad dallIn.

Meaning: Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds. Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Master of the Day of the Judgement. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou has bestowed Thy grace, those whose(portion) is not wrath, and who do not go stray.

Sura Ikhlas:

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir Rahim. 1.Qul hu wallahu ahad. 2) Allah-us -Samad. 3)Lam yalid walam yulad. 4) Walam yakullahu kufu wan ahad.

Meaning: In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 1)Say:He is God, the One and the Only. 2) God, the Eternal, Absolute. 3) He begetteth not, nor is begotten. 4) And there is none unto Him.(S#112)

Tasbeeh:

String of beads (mostly 100) for keeping count during worship; rosary

Urs:

A meeting arranged at the anniversary of a holy person's death

Wizoo:

Ablution; A prescribed way of washing to purify oneself before nimaz