glossary
All words are Arabic unless other wise indicated.
a‘adi
normal
abaya
cloak or long, loose overgarment (plural: abayat)
Ahl al- Kitab
people of the book; used to refer to Jews and Christians
al- Huda
an Islamic women’s movement that initially developed in Pakistan
alhumdullilah
phrase: “thanks be to God”
Angrez
En glish or “white” people
‘aqida
creed or tenets of faith
astaghfirallah
phrase: “I seek forgiveness from God”; used when abstaining from doing wrong
baat
word or talk
bakala
corner store
banda (Urdu/Hindi)
man or male person
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