Al-ghanimah


Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-ghanimah"

Lit: Whatever is obtained without difficulty. Tech: The booty captured in a war with non-Muslims. It includes only movable property captured from the battlefield left behind by the enemy troops. It does not include the land, immovable property and even movable property of the enemy not thus captured. Four-fifths of the total booty (ghanimah) is distributed among those who participate in the war and one-fifth is the share of the bait al-mal. See also al-khumus.


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