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Bayt al-Māl
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Bayt al-Māl, a term historically used for the treasury of the Muslim State, whose assets included all existing and potential revenues of the state, and which was administered by the Muslim ruler or governor of the time. It also refers to the place where these revenues and liquid assets are held. The assets of the bayt al-māl are disbursed on the welfare and inter…

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Sadeq Sajjadi and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Bayt al-Māl”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000115>
First published online: 2015

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