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Islamic Vocabulary

Some English words derived from the Arabic words.

Admiral - amir al-rahl
Jasmine - yasin
Lemon - limun
Alchemy - al-kimiya'
Lute - al-'ud
Alcove - al-qubba
Mask - maskhara
Algebra - al-jabr
Monsoon - mawsim
Amber - anbar
Musk - musk
Nadir - nazir
Orange - naranj
Artichoke - al-kharshuf
Rice - ruzz
Atlas - atlas
Saffron - za'faran
Sandalwood - sandal
Sofa - suffa
Camel - jamal
Sugar - sukhar
Syrup - sharab, shurb
Cotton - qutun
Troubadour - tarrab
Giraffe - zurafa
Zero - sifr

The Islamic Bulletin
P.O. Box 410186, San Francisco, CA 94141-0186

July / August 1991
Moharram 1412
Introduction
Letters to the Editor
Islamic World News
Quranic Miracles
Happy New Year
The Kid's Corner
Cook's Corner
Women in Islam
Qur'an and Science
Teachings of the Prophet
Why I Embraced Islam
The Islamic Calendar
Scientific Achievements
Islamic Vocabulary
The Prophet Salih
Stories of the Sahabah
Islamic Dietary Laws