Alim

A knowledgeable person, usually a scholar (singular: Alim, plural: Ulama).

Ayat

A verse of the Quran, literally means: a sign.

Assalamu-alaikum

Muslim greeting, meaning: Peace be with you

Niqab

A veil that covers the face

Zakat

Literally means: to purify. Muslims that can afford to are required to give 2.5% of their savings to those in need. Muslims are taught that the practice of giving to others does not decrease their wealth, rather it purifies it and enriches them spiritually.

Wudu

The washing ritual that is performed before prayer

Walimah

A feast offered by the groom and his family usually the following day after the wedding feast

Surah

A chapter of the Quran (literally: divider).

Torah

Scripture revealed to Moses

Tawhid

The belief that there is one God alone (literally: unify).