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Al-Khoei Benevolent Foundation

Al-Khoei Benevolent Foundation  

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Established in the late 1980s in the name of Ayatollah Abol-Qassem al-Khoi (d. 1992), marja al-taqlid (authority to be followed) for the majority of Shii Muslims worldwide and superintendent of their ...
charity

charity  

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The usual AV translation of the Greek word agape, elsewhere usually rendered love (q.v.).
Emiri Lands

Emiri Lands  

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Emiri land is an Ottoman Turkish term for state-owned land. The term was used throughout the Ottoman Empire until 1919. Emiri land falls into the five categories of the Ottoman ...
inheritance

inheritance  

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Unlike all other law codes from the ancient Middle East, widows in Israel could not inherit property from deceased husbands, and daughters only inherited if there were no sons. Hence Naomi's cry of ...
law

law  

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N.1 The enforceable body of rules that govern any society. See also common law; natural law.2 One of the rules making up the body of law, such as an Act of Parliament.
madrasa

madrasa  

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Arabic madrasah. Establishment of learning where the Islamic sciences are taught; a college for higher studies. During the tenth and eleventh centuries the madrasa was devoted primarily to teaching ...
mosque

mosque  

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[from the Arabic, masjid, ‘temple’]An Islamic place of worship and a centre for education and information. It usually incorporates a prayer hall, a minaret, and a mihrab, and is often domed.
Mulk Lands

Mulk Lands  

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Mulk land is land held in complete ownership by an individual or group and is recognized as the private property of its cultivators or occupiers. Mulk land is also called ...
property

property  

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N.Anything that can be owned. A distinction is made between real property (land and incorporeal hereditaments) and personal property (all other kinds of property) and between tangible property (that ...
Wazifah

Wazifah  

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(1) Something that is assigned or appointed. The principal meaning refers to the apportioning of sections of the Quran for orderly recitation. The simplest mode of division arranges the reading into ...

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