There are many things which Allahu ta’ala has made mubah , which He has permitted. The value in these is more than that in the haram. Allahu ta’ala likes those who use the mubah. He dislikes those who use the haram. Does a wise and reasonable person spurn the love of his Owner and Creator for only a temporary pleasure? Besides, the number of things that are haram is very small. The flavours in the harams exist in the mubahs, too.
 ayat: a verse of al-Qur’an al-kerim; al-ayat al-karima.
 hadith (sharif): i) a saying of the Prophet (‘alaihi ‘s-salam).; al-Hadith ash-sharif: all the hadiths as a whole; ii) ‘ilm al-hadith; iii) Books of the hadith ash-sharif. iv) Al-hadith al-qudsi, as-sahih, al-hasan: kinds of hadiths (for which, see Endless Bliss, II).
 Haram: an action, word or thought prohibited by Allahu ta’ala.
 makruh: (act, thing) improper, disliked and abstained by the Prophet (‘alaihi ‘s-salam); makruh tahrima: prohibited with much stress.
 mubah: (act, thing) neither ordered nor prohibited; permitted.