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Bayt al-mal

Bayt al-mal, house of property or treasury, refers to the properties and wealth in control of the Islamic government. The properties kept as bayt al-mal are to be spent solely for the interests and well-being of the Muslims. Therefore, in this sense all Muslims have a share of bayt al-mal.

Synonyms: house of property,treasury
Bism Allah

It is a part of the complete utterance bism Allah e Rhaman al-Rahim ("In the Name of Allah, the All-Gracious, the Most-Merciful"). This holy utterance "precedes each chapter of the Quran except the ninth, surat at-tawba, and is said and written by Muslims as a preface to many activities, speech-acts and writings" (CEI 42). One of the reasons behind saying this holy utterance before starting a task, of any kind it may be, is a tradition from Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), which says: "Any task not started with the name of Allah is vain and inconclusive" (Bihār al-Anwār, vol. 73: 305). Needless to say, tasks which are in agreement with the principles and obligations of Islam are capable of being started with this holy utterance, otherwise, (using bism Allah before forbidden and repugnant deeds) that would be irrational and inconsistent.

Synonyms: Bism Allah,bism Allah e Rhaman al-Rahim,
Black chador

Black chador: Some Muslim women to maintain an active role in public unisex spaces choose to wear black chador whereby they create mutual ethical safety and minimize sexual attentions.  

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