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al-Naʿl al-S̲h̲arīf
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, Naʿl Rasūl Allāh (a.), the sandal of the Prophet Muḥammad.

Sandals belong to the pre-Islamic Arabian clothing (see libās . 1), and are considered one of the features distinguishing Arabs from non-Arabs ( ʿad̲j̲am ). The scholar Mālik b. Anas (d. 180/796 [q.v.]) reportedly declared that only Arabs used to wear turbans and sandals (Ibn Abī Zayd, al-Ḏj̲āmiʿ fi ’l-sunan wa ’l-ādāb wa ’l-mag̲h̲āzī wa ’l-taʾrīk̲h̲ , Tunis 1982, 228). The Prophet himself reportedly advised the believers to wear sandals as well as boots to distinguish themselves from the People of t…

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Rubin, U., “al-Naʿl al-S̲h̲arīf”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8854>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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