Rafiah and Hamza at their wedding. Rafiah is wearing a hijab.
dawa - religious outreach
hijab - head covering
imam - religious leader/teacher; prayer leader
inshallah - God willing, similar to "ojala" in Spanish
jihad - struggle
khutba - sermon
mashallah - literally "as God wills it;" colloquial use: "that's the way it goes"
masjid - Muslim community center or mosque
masjid masallah - mosque prayer room
nafs - ego, lower self
nikah - marriage contract
shahada - declaration of faith at moment of conversion, stating the person bears witness that there is no God but God and Muhammad is his messenger
sheikh - elder