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Walī

John Bowker

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780192800947
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727221
Walī

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(Arab., waliya, ‘protect’).

A benefactor or protector in Islam. In the Qurʾān it is used especially of God (

Reference Entry.  118 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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