Islamic Banking and Interest: A Study of the Prohibition of Riba and Its Contemporary Interpretation

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ahl al-ḥadīthTraditionists.
aḥādīthpl. of ḥadīth.
aḥkāmpl. of ḥukm.
ajīrworker on the basis of a wage.
ajrwages, reward.
AllahGod.
amīnone worthy of having a trust placed on him; one possessing character and integrity.
asbāb al-nuzūloccasions of the revelation of Qur'ānic verses.
aṣlroot; formal legal source; principle of jurisprudence (eg. the Qur'ān, sunna, qiyās or ijmā'). In qiyās it is also used to denote the original case from which the deduction is made.
āḥādisolated. A ḥadīth that although it does not ensure certainty of belief its genuineness is sufficiently guaranteed to base a rule of law thereon. They are not recognized by all leading jurists.
āyātverses of the Qua'ān.
'ālimman of learning, scholar of religion
'amalpractice.
'ibādātdevotional duties and acts towards God.
'ibādaworship.
'iddawaiting period.
'illathe effective causes, the connecting link in an analogy (qiyās).
'inānin Ḥanafi law, a partial investment partnership involving only mutual agency and not mutual suretyship on the relations between the partners; in Māliki law, a partnership limited either to a single commodity or a single transaction.
'īnaa form of fictitious sale utilized mainly to lend on the basis of interest.
'ulamā'pl. of 'ālim.
'urfcustom, usage.
barni datesa form of dates.
bay' mu' ajjaldeferred payment sale.
bay'sale.
biḍā'asee ibḍā'.
Companionsimmediated followers of Prophet Muḥammad who witnessed his mission, had at least met him person

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