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Dār al-Islām wa dār al-ḥarb
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Dār al-Islām wa dār al-ḥarb (lit. ‘the abode of Islam and the abode of war’) a term in Islamic jurisprudence that is used to demarcate the boundaries of Islamic territories, in order to determine the laws which are effective in any given region. This notion is thought to be one of the oldest political distinctions in the Islamic law of governance and virtually all the Islamic legal schools discuss it. However, the term was not co…

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Mohammad Sadeq Labbani Motlaq and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Dār al-Islām wa dār al-ḥarb”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036085>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180110

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