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HIZB

HIZB. Occuring twice in the Qur'an with positive connotations in the compound term hizaballdh (party of God), the term hizb denotes factions or factionalism in the Qur'an, referring to a state of affairs that should be avoided. In modern usage, hizb refers to a political party in a clearly defined manner. This usage is the result of an attempt to find an Arabic word for a European phe nomenon. In 19o6, Farah Antun (1874-1922), the Lebanese intellectual who spent most of his life in Egypt and ...more

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