Posted on 06/29/2012 by __socrates

RAHIB. راهب
pl. Ruhban. A Christian monk. Mentioned in the Qur’an. Surah v. 86: “Thou wilt find the nearest in love to those who believe to be those who say, ‘We are Christians; that is, because there are amongst them priests (qissisun) and monks (ruhban), and because they are not proud.” [MONASTICISM.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam