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IBNI ÂBIDÎN ‘rahmatullâhi ’alaih’:

Sayyed Muhammad Amîn bin ’Umar bin Abdul’azîz is one of the savants of fiqh. He was born in Damascus in 1198 and died there in 1252 A.H. He became mature with the tawajjuh of Mawlânâ Khâlid-i Baghdâdî ‘rahmatullâhi ’alaih’, keeping company with him. When that sun of wilâyat set in Damascus, he conducted his janâza namâz as the îmâm. He wrote many books. His explanation of Durrulmukhtâr consists of five volumes and has been printed several times with the title Raddulmuhtâr. It is the most dependable book of fiqh in the Hanafî Madhhab. The major parts of the information concerning fiqh covering 130 chapters of the Turkish version of Endless Bliss has been translated from its five volumes that were printed in Egypt in 1272 A.H.


Iftâr: the act of breaking a fast. Fasting is done for thirty days in Ramadân. Iftâr is done when the sun sets. Please see the second chapter in the fifth fascicle of Endless Bliss.

Ikhlâs: quality and intention of doing everything for Allah’s sake.

Imâm: (pl. a’imma) 1- Profound savant, Imâm-al-Madhhab, leader, founder of a Madhhab; twelve a’imma (imâms), three male members of the Ahl-i bayt and their nine successors; Imâm-i a’zam (the greatest leader), title of Abû Hanîfa, leader of the Hanafî Madhhab. 2- Leader in public salât (namâz in jamâ’at).

Inâbat: to repent for having sinned. It has been used to mean to get attached and to adapt oneself to an Islamic savant.

Irâdat: to wish; to wish to get attached to an Islamic savant. 

Ism-i a’zam: a Name of Allahu ta’âlâ which He likes best among His Names which He has communicated. He will positively accept a prayer sent by mentioning this Name. We do not know this Name.

Istighfâr: prayer for repentance; prescribed prayer recited in order to entreat Allahu ta’âlâ for forgiveness.