The Taqwacores Glossary

The Taqwacores Glossary


Arabic word for religion, faith.


an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility

cradle to the grave

extending throughout one's life


one of the two main branches of Islam, followed by about a tenth of Muslims, especially in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni caliphs and regards Ali, the fourth caliph, as Muhammad's first true successor.


one of the two main branches of Islam, commonly described as orthodox, and differing from Shia in its understanding of the Sunna and in its acceptance of the first three caliphs.


Taqwacore is a subgenre of punk music dealing with Islam, its culture, and interpretation.


the Devil or an evil spirit.

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