How does Islam define the word saint? Does it just mean any reasonably good person; or a person in close communication with God? Is it in some way analogous to the Christian concept of a "saved" person? Can you call someone a saint while they're still alive, or is that title given only to a person now dead?
Britannica has a short paragraph on saints in Islam which, if I'm reading it correctly, says that saints are not an "official" part of the religion. Perhaps. I'm not actually sure what it's saying. I do note that the word saint is used three times on this site, without any definition being given, so presumably there is a fairly standard accepted definition.