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Ḏh̲abīḥa
(930 words)

a victim destined for immolation according to Muslim law, in fulfilment of a vow, nad̲h̲r , for example, or for the sacrifice of ʿaḳiḳa , or on the occasion of the feast of the 10th day of D̲h̲u ’l-ḥid̲j̲d̲j̲a (then called ḍaḥiyya ), or in order to make atonement for certain transgressions committed during the ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ (the victim in this case being known as hadī ).

This d̲h̲abīḥa must be slaughtered according to a strict ritual known as d̲h̲akāʾa . Its form does not differ from the ritual slaughter of animals permitted as food: hence it is with this type of slaughter t…

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Bousquet, G.-H., “Ḏh̲abīḥa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1808>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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