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Glossary of Terms: Z


Zakat

Almsgiving, one of the Five Pillars; also spelled Zakah

Zamzam

Sacred well in Mecca, surmounted by a dome; located in the courtyard of the Kabah

Zarathosht Diso Death of Zarathustra

Zarathosht Diso/Death of Zarathustra

Zawiya

Zawiya

Zhi

Zhi

Zi ran

"spontaneity" or "of its own," the positive (as opposed to the negative) side of the Tao, the origin of life; defines the way the world goes on by itself, without anyone "doing" it

Ziyara

Lit. “visit”; In Islam, a visit to a holy place or the tomb of any holy person or saint; in particular, a visit to the tomb of Muhammad in the mosque at Medina

Ziyarat

Ziyarat

Zu

Zu

Zuhd

Zuhd

Zwingli

Most important reformer 1484 1531 in the Swiss Protestant Reformation only major reformer of the 16th century whose movement did not develop into a church