Liaison office of Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Al Sistani (L.M.H.L) in London, Europe, North and South America.
baligh : one who has attained the age of puberty.
barzakh : period between death and resurrection; purgatory; isthmus.
dyyah : indemnity or compensation for injury or death.
azl : coitus interruptus.
eid : religious festival.
fiqh : Islamic positive law.
ghusl : major ritual ablution (washing) of the entire body to achieve a state of ritual purity.
hadath : condition requiring wudhu or ghusl.
hadd : punishment prescribed in Textual sources (Quran and Sunnah) for certain violations.
hadd al-tarakhkhus : point away from the boundary of a city whose inhabitants cannot be seen. Some jurists consider it to be a point #9; from where the city's call to prayers (adhan) cannot be heard. However, Ayatollah Seestani objects to this latter definition. (MS, p. 297, Q918)
hajj : pilgrimage to Mecca performed in the last month, Dhu-l-Hijjah, of the Islamic lunar calendar.
al-hakim al-shar : religious authority, Mujtahid.
hayd : bleeding of a menstrual cycle.
hijab : statutory Islamic dress code of modesty.
hilal : crescent
husna : kindness
ihram : state of ritual consecration to perform major pilgrimage (Hajj) or minor one
istihadah : irregular bleeding other than the menstrual cycle.
istihalah : transformation, chemical change.
istinqath : rescue, salvage.
janabah : state after having sexual intercourse or ejaculation.
jumu : Friday
kaffarah : expiation, compensation, penalty.
kafir : unbeliever
khums : 20% tax levied on certain items.
mahram : one who falls within the prohibited degree for marriage.