Tahannus

Posted on 08/31/2012 by marina

TAHANNUS. تحنث
Avoiding and abstaining from sin. Worshipping God for a certain period in seclusion. The word is used in the latter sense for the seclusion Muhammad on Mount Hira’, when he is supposed to have received his first revelation. (Mishkat, book xxiv. c. v.) [INSPIRATION, QUR'AN]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam