|Kitab-ul-Taqdeer (Book of Destiny)|
GLOSSARY OF QURANIC TERMS
It is important to glance comparatively at some useful Quranic terms and expression used in this book. Their interpretation by Perwez, apparently digressing from the traditional, is based upon two principles:
The language employed by the Quran should be looked at from its perspective of the time of the appearance of the Book (5th / 6th century AD);
The Quran reinforces and clarifies the terms and expressions used by it through ‘repetition of verses’, i.e., using antonyms, synonyms, explanation, and repetition, etc.
Parwez’s approach is no where more elaborately illustrated than in his monumental Lughaat-al-Quran (Language of the Quran).
Religion (the principles, the rituals, etc.) based upon the Book, the Traditions of Mohammed, various schools of thought
The way of life (principles) suggested for mankind in the Quran.
Any way (or philosophy) of life.
The five obligatory daily prayers
The entire system of following Allah’s way (including the ritual prayers)
The 2.5 % tax paid to the poor from one’s annual holdings.
The entire system of the state managing its finance.
Social status and respect
Power and control
Weakness and vulnerability
Universal laws of Nature
Life after death
Future as well as the Hereafter
A pious Muslim
A deeply convinced Muslim
Paradise in heaven
Paradise as well as a paradisical society on Earth (Here)
Hell in the Hereafter as well as hellish life on Earth (Here)
Adam, the first man
Shaitaan / Iblees
Human sentiments of rebellion and emotions of depression
Forces of Nature
Kaaba, the sacred House of Allah in Mecca
The physical (and spiritual) center of the Muslim nation