Al-mal al-khas

Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-mal al-khas"

The movable or immovable assets owned by a specified person, giving the owner an absolute right to use or dispose it off in any manner by himself or through an attorney and the theft of which entails hand-chopping of the thief, subject to other applicable conditions. It is as compared to al-mal al-‘ammah, which belongs to the Muslim community as a whole and is not owned by any specific person, such as bait al-mal al-muslimin.

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