Chaturvedi, Hinduism The Eternal Religion, (Bombay: 1992), p. 159.
 The Qur’an, 51:56.
 See ibid., 6: 162.
 Ibid., 62: 10
 Mishkat, No. 1893.
 26 Salat al-Janazah is a collective responsibility of all the Muslims of the locality of the dead person. If a group of them perform it, all other will be exempted.
 The ninth month of Islamic calendar.
 The word taqwa, literally, means to keep away but in Islam, it means a slate of being constantly on guard against what has been forbidden by God arising out of His fear.
 The months of hajj comprise Shawwal, Dhul Qa’dah and the first ten days of Dhul Hajj, al-Sabuni, Safwat al-Tafasir, (Beirut: 1985), 1:129.