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Muwāḍaʿa
(227 words)

(a.).

1. In Islamic law, this means the rescission of a sale or transaction (synonym, mutāraka ); see for lexical aspects of the term, LA 1, x, 282; TA 1, v, 535; Freytag, Lexicon , iv, 476.

2. In mediaeval Eastern Islamic administrative usage, it denotes the contract of service of officials, in accordance with the term’s further meaning of “the laying down of conditions for an agreement with some one”. We possess the texts of two muwāḍaʿa s made by early Ghaznavid viziers with their sovereign: one made by Aḥmad b. Ḥasan al-Maymandī [q.v.] with Sultan Masʿūd b. Maḥmūd [q.v.] on his appointment…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Muwāḍaʿa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0823>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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