Glossary

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  • Ablution

    [Wudhu]

    Ritual ablution performed with water before prayers 

    • Arabic: وضوء
  • Agency

    [wakala]

    A standard Islamic practice, often used in financial transactions, wherein one party acts as an agent (wakeel) for another party.

    • Arabic: وكالة
  • Charitable trust

    [waqf]

    An endowment or a charitable trust set up for Islamic purposes (usually for education, mosques or for the poor). It involves tying up a property in perpetuity so that it cannot be sold, inherited or donated to anyone.

    • Arabic: وقف