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(a.), verbal noun meaning “seizure”, “grasping”, “contraction”, “abstention”, etc., and used in the special vocabulary of various disciplines. i.—In fiḳh the word signifies taking possession of, handing over. In Mālikī law ḥiyāza is more frequently used. Tasallum is also employed to mean the act of handing over. Taking possession is accomplished by the material transfer of the thing when movable goods are involved; by occupation when it is a question of real estate, but also symbolically by the handing over of the keys or title deeds of the property. Ḳabḍ only has a subsidiary role …

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Linant de Bellefonds, Y., Lings, M., Ben Cheneb, Moh. and Bonebakker, S.A., “Ḳabḍ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0402>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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