Al-’ard al-khassah

Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-’ard al-khassah"

Lands exclusively meant for the Prophet. They were as follows: first, Fadak and the land of Banu Nadir and all the goods therein which ‘God had returned’ to him without war. Second, safiy or safiyah which the Prophet had selected for himself from the booty before it was divided among the Muslims. Third, one-fifth of the khumus of the booty, that is, 1/25th of the booty.

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