Author: Deeb Al-Khudrawi
About the Book: Unique dictionary of Islamic words and expressions used in the Qur’an & Sunnah and other Islamic works. Each word is written in Arabic with its transliteration followed by short concise meaning and finally by a description of how, where & when it is used. It also includes references to where it may be found. Since the majority of the followers of Islam are not native speakers of Arabic, and many of them may not have the chance to learn it properly, translation has been resorted to, however incomplete it may be. But even good translators always find it difficult to translate the special terms from Arabic. A cursory look at the translation of various Islamic works would reveal the discrepancies between the Arabic text and its translation, on one hand, and the different renderings of the same Arabic terms by different translators or even by the same translator at different times.
Review: Subhanallah! I have not seen a dictionary as extraordinarily marvelous as this one, Wallah! bcoz it is arranged in a way that is very easy to follow and learn. plus, this is the simplest way to polish up your vocabulary among fellow muslims or arabic speakers and look like a notable intelligent person. it also has narrations to follow up and authenticate the meanings and derivations of the words in reference to the Qur’an and sunnah. for a person who is just learnig the arabic language, this is definitely helping me understand beyond my expectations. example: da’yah ila al-islam – [one who invites people to islam.] akhlasa lillahi dinahu -to worship Allah faithfully and sincerely abwabu al-jannah – gates of paradise abada’l-abidin – forever and ever. this gets interesting wallah! I love the fact that the words are not one- worded but rather synchronized in a way to make a short but complete meaningful sentence. Alhamdulillah for my money well-spent. Shukran Darussalam for the great service. May Allah accept our duas inshallah, ameen. aslm alkm wr wb.
– Rehma, Houston, United States, 07/29/2010