Dār al-Islam wa dār al-ḥarb
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Dār al-Islam 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…

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Mohammad Sadeq Labbani Motlaq, “Dār al-Islam wa dār al-ḥarb”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 17 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036085>
First published online: 2017

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