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THE ISLAMIC LEFT GLOSSARY

Allah
The Creator of the Universe known as "God the Father" to Christians and "El" or "Yahweh" to the Jews. Allah(SWT) is singular and is not human nor part of a Trinity, as in Christianity. The Holy Quran contains around 100 beautiful names (attributes) for Allah(SWT) through which Muslims may understand and recognize the Creator of the Universe.


Allahu Akbar
Literally means "Allah is the Greatest". This is perhaps the most frequently used expression around the world. Muslims use it to praise Allah(SWT) throughout the day.


Alham Dolellah
Literally means "Praise be to Allah" or "Thanks to Allah".

Alliance for Workers Liberty
Tiny little Trot sect. Notorious for producing Marek

altpcs
Newsgroup co-moderated by Barrabas

Aqeedah
One's belief or way of thinking.


Asr
The obligatory late afternoon prayer.

Assalamu Alaikum
Literally means "Peace be Upon You". It is the expression used by Muslims to greet each other.

Astaghforellah
Literally means "I ask forgiveness from Allah".

Auzo Bellahe Menash Shaitaner Rajim
Literally means "I seek Allah refuge from the treachery of the outcasted Satan".

Ayah
Literally translates as a "miracle or sign". This is the smallest unit of revelation (verse) contained in the Holy Quran.

Ayat
Literally translates as "miracles or signs". This refers to several verses in the Holy Quran.

Bacon, Red
Aged leader of small Trot grouping Carcase

Barrabas
PFL
senior officer and Webmaster

Barry Reamsbottom(SAW)
an attribute of the Great Scot(SWT)

Basil
An attribute of Jim Hanson

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Literally means "In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful". It is recorded at the beginning of all, except one, chapter of the Holy Quran.

Blessed Virgin, The
Marion Chambers, ex-Junior Veep, now retired, and close associate of the Great Scot(SWT)

Boff
The act of selling out your comrades in order to win favour from the boss class. What happens when the wheels fall off.

Boyle
Inflamed, suppurating swelling caused by infection of hair follicle etc

Brightley
Leo. Short sighted Dim Left stooge. Now left the service.

Campbell, Frank
Former Lefty past his sell-by date. Famous for marrying Amanda Frankenstein

Carcase
An attribute of Socialist Caucus

Chambers, Marion
An attribute of The Blessed Virgin

Churchard, Alan
Deputy General Secretary. No-one knows what he does, but ME1ST want him on board. Ex-Mod.

Churchyard
An attribute of Alan Churchard

Col. Harding
An attribute of Stuart Harding, leader of the PCS Ganja Farmers Union.

Cox, Joe
Fat Moderate leader from Newcastle, now joined the bosses and returned to the wilderness.

CPSA
An ex Civil Service union of only passing interest.

Currie, Stuart
Arch Moderate. Some say the successor to Barry, but other Moderati disagree.

Dajal
A great liar or deceiver. (Anti-Christ). ie Undy

Dawah
Missionary work to invite all people to Islam.

Deen
Way of life or religion.

Dem Left
An attribute of the Dim Left

Dim Left
The Democratic Left. Ex CPSA centrist faction led by Sir WOY and Brightley. Lean towards Moderates. Extinct by 2001.

Donnellan, Peter Aloysius
An attribute of El Ex - Presidente

Dua
A prayer.

Duggan
Ex SWP, turned scourge of the Trots, now an ageing paperpusher at Falconcrest

Dunya
Human life in this world and current form.

Eid
Islamic Religious holidays and occasions for celebration. Muslims have two such days: The first occurs after the month of fasting and the second in remembrance of the Prophet Abraham(pbuh).

El Presidente
A position currently only available to puppets of LUnity, although changes to this can be expected when that nice black lady runs for the job..

Fajr
The obligatory prayer to be offered before sunrise.

Falconcrest
PCS London HQ offices at Clapham Junction

Fard
Something that every Muslim has to perform. (5 daily prayers, fasting, helping the needy, pilgrimage, etc.).

Fatwa
Legal opinion concerning Islamic Law.

Fiqh
Having a complete understanding of Islamic jurisprudence.

Fitnah
Translates into "civil strife, war, riot, or satanic act".

Frankenstein, Amanda
Former editor of Red Tape who fell foul of Barry.

Godrich, Janice
Loud and abrupt Trot President, with no sense of humour.

Gordy the Gopher
An attribute of Gordon Patterson, custodian of the membership lists.

Great Scot, the
The Creator of the Universe known as "God the Father" to Christians, "El" or "Yahweh" to the Jews and Allah to Islam, is singular and is not human nor part of a Trinity, as in Christianity. The Holy Quran contains around 100 beautiful names (attributes) for The Great Scot(SWT) through which Muslims may understand and recognize the Creator of the Universe. These include "Barry Reamsbottom", "Ramsbladder", "Slackbladder", "Bladder" and "Elohim". Recently added are "Loser", "Madman" and "Lazarus".

Groves, Ralph
MOD full-timer. Attribute of pc Plod

Hadith
This word literally means "sayings" and could refer to the recorded quotes of anyone. Usually, it is the title given to the collection of recorded words and actions of the prophet Muhammad(SAW) which serve as an explanation of the meaning of the Holy Quran (the way Prophet(SAW) taught it). Some well-known collectors of Hadith are Imam Al-Bukhari, Imam Muslim, Imam An-Nasa'i, Imam Abu Dawood, Imam At-Tirmizi, and Imam Majah.

Hajj
The mandatory pilgrimage to Mekkah during a predefined period of time. Each Muslim, who has the means, is required to perform this trip at least once in his/her life time.

Halal
Something lawful or permitted in Islam.

Hanson, Jim
Full time drinker in charge of Falconcrest. An attribute of Basil

Haraam
Something unlawful or forbidden in Islam.

Harding, Stuart
Drunken hippy MOD firestarter

Huge Planning
An Attribute of Poo-Bah, loser in every election he has stood in. Currently trying to worm himself into Marek's good books.

Imam
Imam is a religious scholar or someone very knowledgeable about Islam who leads the congressional prayers. They can be identified at Conference by the gaunt fanatical stare with which they look at anyone who might have money.

Involuntary Severance Package
Management talk for a month's notice

In Sha Allah
"If Allah wills" or "I pray that Allah wills".

Isha
The obligatory prayer to be offered after sunset in late evening.

Islam
Literally means "Submission to the Creator of the Universe". In this context, Islam is the only religion recognized by God. Its message (There is no Deity but God) was the same Message delivered by all Prophets. This divine religion was completed with revelations (Quran) given to the last Prophet Muhammad(SAW) of Arabia.

Islam, Col.
Leader of the Revolutionary Command Council

Islamic Left, The
The true faith

Istighfar
To ask for God's forgiveness.

Istekhara
Prayer to request guidance from Allah(SWT) on a matter of great importance.

Jahannam
Hell.

Jazakallahu Khayran
Literally means "May Allah reward you for your good deed."

Jannah
Paradise.

Jazza, Big
An attribute of Boyle

Jihad
To strive hard for a better way of life or to fight to defend one's life, property, freedom, and religion. It can also refer to attempt to free other people from oppression and tyranny. Islam strongly opposes Kidnapping, Terrorism, or hijacking against civilian targets, even at the time of war, or PCS elections.

Jim, Jimbo, odious
Attributes of James Undy

Joe Le Taxi
An attribute of Joe Cox

Kabah
The cubed looking structure in Mekkah toward which all Muslims pray. This is the first house of worship built by Abraham(pbuh) to glorify The Creator of the Universe.

Kafir
Literally means "to cover up the truth". It is used to refer to someone who is made aware of the Truth of Islam but refuses to worship Allah(SWT) or submit to the will of God.

Keith Who?
Joint general Treasurer with Dave Nobody. An attribute of Keith Mills.

Khatmay Nabuwat
It translates into "The Finality of Prophethood". It is the Quranic message to humanity that the Prophet Muhammad(SAW) of Arabia was the last Prophet or Messanger commissioned by Allah(SWT) to humanity.

Khalifah
The religious and political head of the state for the Muslims.

Kuffar
Plural of Kafir meaning "Unbelievers".

Kufr
Blasphemous act or speech which shows one's ungratefullness to The Creator.

La Ilaha Illallah
Literally means "There is nothing worthy of worship except Allah".

Lamb, Peter
Loathsome ex-Senior Veep, now bothering the good folk of Mozambique.

Lanning, Hugh
Assistant general Secretary and interferer. Undy's puppet GS candidate who bravely snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

Leech
An attribute of Rob Leitch, now both a Boss and a Scot. Works for the Teeth-Pullers Union. R.I.P. 2003

Left Unity
Gaggle of Trots without coherent leadership or their own policies.

Leitch, Rob
Ex-SEO and Dim Left camp follower. Now annoys Dentists for a living. Died December 2003.

Lewis, Sir Woy d'
A long time follower of fashion. Now interfering with the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship.

LUnity
An attribute of Left Unity

McCann, Michael or Mick
Would be Chief Scottish Officer if it wasn't for the drink. Ramsbladder's boy.

McIntyre, Donny
Scottish drinking pal of Barry and Jazza

Macreadie, John
An attribute of MacVicar

MacVicar
Scottish full-timer, failed GS candidate, ex- Militant humourless nerk and member of The Socialist party. Over pension age but on a year's contract as Marek's handbag carrier.

Madinah/Medina
The city which was the first political center of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad(SAW) grave site and mosque are located in this city.

Magazine, The
Apology for a union mag edited by Skippy. Now replaced by the equally imaginatively titled "The View". The only noticeable difference being that it's not edited by Skippy.

Maghrib
The obligatory prayer to be offered right after sunset.

Marek Serwotka (DSS Warsaw), Count
Loony Left General Secretary of PCS. Barry's successor. An attribute of Serwotka, Mark. The peoples choice to keep Lanning out of the General Secretary seat.

Masjid
The place of worship and prayer. Also called "Mosque".

ME First
Right wing dinosaurs led by Undy. Society Grades. Barry's enemies. An attribute of Membership First. See also PCS Democrats.

Membership First
The bosses Moderates, scourged by the Great Unwashed in the GS elections fiasco, flayed by the members in the 2002 NEC elections. The only way is up, lads. See also PCS Democrats.

ME1ST
An attribute of Membership First

Mekkah
The sacred city located in Saudia Arabia where Kabah is situated. This is also the city where millions of Muslims perform their pilgrimage to.

Mills, Keith
An attribute of Keith Who?

Moderate
The National Moderate Group faction or one of its members. Barry's boys and girls. Or is it Curries, or Abrams? Who cares.

Moderati
An attribute of Moderate

MODR8
Another attribute of Moderate

Moemen
A Muslim with deep devotion and belief in Allah(SWT) and Islam.

Mosque
The place of worship and prayer. Also called "Masjid".

Mubahala
This is a Quranic prayer duel in which two parties who differ on fundamental Islamic teachings get together and pray face to face asking for the intervention of Allah(SWT).

Muhammad
The last Messenger of God to humanity. He was the last of the Prophets in a line which included such great prophets as Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus(pbut). No new Prophets or Messengers will ever be sent to humanity. Muhammad(SAW) was a direct descendant of Abraham(pbuh).

Munafiq
A Hypocrite Muslim who will be punished worst than an Unbeliever in the hereafter.

Mushrik
A polytheist or someone who puts something ahead of his/her obligation to The Creator.

Muslim
The name given to the followers of the divine religion of Islam. This name was first used by Abraham who is recognized as the father of Islam.

Newlyn, Dave
An attribute of Dave Nobody

Nobody, Dave
Joint General Treasurer with Keith Who

Our Noble Leader(SAW)
An attribute of the Great Scot. Marek has not earned this one yet.

Patterson, Gordon
PCS computer manager and custodian of the membership list. An attribute of Gordy the Gopher


pbuh
Acronym for "Peace Be Upon Him or Her". Used most often in reference to prophets of God.

pbut
Acronym for "Peace Be Upon Them". Used most often in reference to prophets of God.

PCS Democrats
An attribute of Membership First. High-caste moderates.

Peter Donnellan
Our wise and even - handed ex-President.

Poo-Bah
An attribute of Hugh Lanning. The Lord High Everything Else. Or, Nothing Else as he is now known.

P.c.Plod
An attribute of Ralph Groves.

PCS
A small civil service trade union of no account

People of the Book
This is the term used by God in the holy Quran to refer collectively to the Jews and Christians.

Priestley, Les
Beardy ME1ST drinking chum of Lanning who thinks he stands a snowflakes chance of being next PCS president. Or the President after that, or after that or.....

PTC
A small civil service ex trade union of no account.

Qiblah
The direction to Kabah in Mekkah. Muslims should face the Kabah during every formal prayer.

Qiyamah
The day of resurrection and judgment.

Quran
The infallible holy book of the Muslims. It contains the word of God in its original form and without any modifications. Refuting one single verse if the Holy Quran is equivalent to denouncing one's faith.

RA
This Acronym for "Radhiallahu anhu" is used when referring to close companions of the Prophet(SAW). It translates into "May Allah be pleased with him or her."

Ramsbladder(SAW)
an attribute of the Great Scot(SWT)

Red Tape
Much derided CPSA mgazine. Much better than its replacement

Re-runs
PCS form of elections, popularised by and inherited from CPSA

Revolutionary Command Council
The senior officers of the PFL

Rouse, Tony
Professional Moderate Alcoholic and ex-Vice President impersonator. Now retired after being stabbed in the back by his own side

Runswick, Alan
Revolutionary hero who prevented The Blessed Virgin from receiving her Gold Badge at Conference 2000. Webmaster for LUnity, and presided over the Left wing's Big Blunder during the 2000 GS election. Useless.

SAW
Acronym for Arabic "Salla Allahu alaihi Wa Sallam". It means "peace be upon him", but it is used when referring to Prophet Muhammad(SAW).

Sahabah
The term referring to the close companions of the Prophet(SAW).

Salah
One the five formal and required daily prayers to be offered by all Muslims.

Sawm
Abstinence from food, drink, and bad habits, acts, or words from sunrise to sunset for an entire month. Fasting is required from all Muslims who are not ill.

Secret Left, The
Bunch of Commies in The Society


Seerah
A recount of the life and accomplishments of the Holy Prophet of Islam.

Serwotka, Mark
Loony Left General Secretary. The punters preferred him over Lanning. This does not speak volumes about the calibre of either candidate. An attribute of Count Marek Serwotka (DSS Warsaw)

Shaikh
A wise or elderly person.

Shaitan
Satan; the source of all evil in this world.

Sharia
The Set of Rules of Islam

Sheldon, John
Was Joint GS with Ramsbladder before Marek

Shirk
The act of holding any object, concept, or person in higher esteem or devotion than Allah(SWT).

Shura
Consultation.

Skippy
An attribute of Val Stansfield

Socialist Caucus
Tiny splinter in LUnity led by Red Bacon. Famous for booting out Marek

Socialist Wankers Party
Silly Trots

Society, The:
Old name for Management grades in PCS

SWT
This is the Acronym for "Subhanahu wa ta'ala" meaning "Allah is pure of having partners and He is exalted from having a son."

Southfork:
HQ offices including Southwark Street and Great Suffolk Street. Ex Society

Stansfield, Val
Ex editor of "Red Tape" and ex-editor of the PCS comic "The Magazine". Nobody knows what she does now, but she's shortly going to be doing it a long way from Faconcrest, having backed the wrong side in the Revolution.

Sunnah
A recount of the way prophet Muhammad(SAW) conducted his life. It is meant to serve as an example for Muslims to follow.

Surah
One of the 114 chapters of the Holy Quran.

Terry Adams
Serial no-hope Trot. McVicar's puppetmaster. Attempted comeback in 2000, but stabbed in back by LUnity. Well past sell-by date, and best before date. Now retired to be a 2nd time around father.

Trots:
Left wingers. Diarrhoea. Method of deep-sea trawling - bottom fishing.

Ulama
The learned Muslim scholars.

Ummah
The community of Muslims

Undy, James,
Loathsome boss of ME First (see also PCS Democrats). Awarded OBE for fawning to the bosses. Now jumped ship from the HSE to play with his train set.

Unity
Very small gaggle of Trots, now believed extinct.

Veep
Vice-President

Voluntary Severance Package
full-timer talk for a juicy pay-off

Writ
PCS
method of internal negotiations

Wudu
Purification (ablution) to be done prior to reading Quran or offering formal prayers.

Zakah
The portion of one's savings (after expenses) that needs to be donated to poor and the needy.

Zuhr
The obligatory prayer to be offered at noon, after sun moves always from its zenith.