Our Motto : 'In-Allah-ha-Ma'anaa' ("Be not grieved, for surely Allah is with us." - The Holy Quran 9:40). We find spiritual strength, courage and comfort, in the times of trials and  hardships, from this Divine Quranic revelation that descended upon the pure heart of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him), so as to console and compose him during one of the most perilous moments of his life. <Please click the 'Our Motto' link on our homepage for more details>

The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam (A.A.I.I.L. - Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at-e-Islam Lahore)

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement; the Mujaddid (Reformer) of the 14th Century Hijrah; and, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi) <Please read his biography in the 'Biography' section>

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AAIIL: Acronym for 'Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at-e-Islam Lahore' (Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam)
Servant. Also used for angels (The Quran, 4:170).
Ahadith: Plural form of hadith.
Ahkam-i Furqani: Commandments of the Quran.
Ameer: Head/Leader of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement.
Ayat: Mark or sign. Verse of the Quran.


Batani: To penetrate or enter into. Unapparent, hidden, concealed, inward, inner.
Bukhari: Most renowned compiler of the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad [pbuh]. Muhammad B. Isma‘il Abu ‘Abd Allah Al-Ju‘fi Al-Bukhari, born on 21st July 810 C.E. at Bukhara.


C.E.: Christian Era, i.e., signifying the year in A.D. (after the death of Jesus) notation, e.g., the year 2000 C.E. would mean the year 2000 A.D.


Da‘i ila ’llah: Summoner to God.
Dalail Bayyana: Lucid, evident or manifest arguments compelling reasons.
Daqaiq: Subtle, slender, fine.


Fasiq: One who commits a great sin and frequently commits offences against the law.
Firishta: An angel, a messenger.


Hadith: Pl. Ahadith. Tradition or saying of the Prophet [pbuh]. Sahih Hadith means a sound or reliable tradition.
Hazrat: An Arabic word, used by speakers of Urdu and Persian as an honorific title for a Muslim holy man.


Ilham: Inspirational revelation.
Ilqa’: A form of revelation which conveys a message.
Iman: To be safe or secure. Belief (in God, His word, His apostles, etc.), Faith.
Injil: The New Testament. The Gospel.
Ishara: Indication, sign.
Istaara: Metaphor.


Jibra’il: The archangel Gabriel.


Kalimah or Kalima: A word, speech, saying, discourse. Also used for the Islamic declaration of faith, "There is no god but God."
Khawariq: Unused things, miracles.


Majusi: Magi, Zoroastrian.
Malak: An angel.
Maqam: Place, stage. Usually in the progress of a mystic.
Masjid: Mosque.
Mir‘aj: Ascension of the Holy Prophet [pbuh].
Muhaddath: Transmitter or reporter of the Holy Prophet’s [pbuh] sayings. Also used for one who transmits Divine communications.
Mujiza: Miracle.
Mukashafa: From kashf meaning ‘uncover’. Usually signifies mystical disclosures.
Muharrir: A clerk or scribe.
A heretic.
Mulhim: Recipient of inspiration or revelation.
Mundhir: A warner.
Muqaddas: Hallowed, sanctified, sacred.
Mustalahat: A conventional or technical term.


Nubuwwah: Prophethood.
Nubuwwah tamma: Complete and perfect prophethood.
Nubuwwah juzi: Partial prophethood.
Nufus tayyiba: Souls, spirits. Also used for angels.
Nuzul: Descent.


pbuh: An acronym for 'Peace be upon him' [i.e., 'Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him']. A prayer used as a postfix to the Holy Prophet Muhammad's [pbuh] name.


Rasul: A messenger, an apostle.
Rs.: Abbreviation of Rupees -- the currency of India (Indian Rupee) and Pakistan (Pakistani Rupee).
The soul, spirit.
Ruhani: Spiritual, having a soul or spirit.


Sahib: An Arabic word meaning, literally, "friend" or "companion", used in Indian languages as a title or form of address like "Mr." or "Sir". Used as a postfix for someone held in esteem.
Sahiba: Female equivalent of Sahib.
Sahih Hadith: Means a sound or reliable tradition of the Prophet [pbuh].
Salib: Crucifix.
Shariah: The religious law of God, the canon law of Islam.
Sunnah: In the Quran the word is used in two expressions: Sunnat Allah: 17:77; Sunnat al-awwalin: (8:38) In the Hadith the term refers to the sayings and acts of the Prophet [pbuh]. It is also used for the beliefs and practices of the Muslim community in general. Such as, Ahl al-Sunnat wa ‘l-jama‘ah.


Tahsildar: A tax collector.
The doctrine of transmigration.
Tawil: Interpretation, explanation.
Tazkiya: Purification.


Ved: The Vedas.


Wahdat tamma: Complete unity, harmony.
Wahi: Revelation.
Wasatir: Avesta, the Zoroastrian Scriptures.


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