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‘What Is Right’ ( al-ma’ruf )

‘What Is Right’ ( al-ma’ruf ) The Arabic term for the phrase ‘what is right’, al-ma’ruf, is derived from the verb ‘a-r-f, whose diverse forms are used seventy-two times in the Book. The most important cognates are ma’ruf, ‘urf, ta’aruf, ma’rifa, and ‘irafa, each of...

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Apostasy from Islam – C

Apostasy from Islam - c Given this political history, it is peculiar to see a revival of Umar’s very narrowly defined view on apostates. He had labelled as apostates those renegade tribes who denied the Medinan central government the right to collect the official...

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Apostasy from Islam – B

Apostasy from Islam - b The prime minister of Great Britain, for example, has been appointed to lead a government because he represents all the political goals and aspirations of the political party that won the last election (mostly either Labour or Conservatives),...

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Apostasy from Islam – A

Apostasy from Islam - a We defined the lower and nonnegotiable limit of Islam as a commitment to believe in God, the Last Day, and the good deeds, implementing the moral ideals of ethical perfection that were first laid out by Noah and accomplished by Muhammad. Islam...

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