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Glossary of terms and contracts (Arabic – English)

  • Ujr

    Fees paid in lieu of service to be provided by the service provider (not the same as ujrah, which is rent).

  • Ummah

    Islamic nation.

  • Umum balwa

    Common plight and difficult to avoid.

  • ‘Urf

    Customary practice.

  • ‘Urbun

    A down payment made by a...

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  • Usufruct

    The right to use.

  • Usul al-fiqh

    Islamic legal theory providing principles and guidelines on interpretation.