In Islam, the system a specific religious institution revenues from property. Such institutions are usually mosques, religious schools or social institutions, like hospitals.
A waqfs would normally...
Persian: khalīj-e fārs
Arabic: 'al-khalīj 'al-¢arabiyy
Gulf bordering Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman, with an area of 240,000 kmē, a maximum depth of 90 meters, and an average depth is...
(Madina c.626- Karbala 680) The central symbolic religious figure of Shi'i Islam; the third Imam; the second son of Ali.
Husayn's historical importance was limited before his martyrdom at Karbala in 680,...
Other spellings: Erbil; Arbil
City in northern Iraq with around 990,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate). It is the capital of the Irbil governorate. From 1991-1996, it was the...
Arabic: saddām hussayn
Saddam Hussein during the trials that ended with a death penalty.
A younger Saddam Hussein, demonstrating his strength and vigour, about to swim across the Euphrates river.