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Certificate awarded to a student upon successful completion of the study of Quran, hadith, and law. Enables the student to teach these same texts. Typically these are included in biographies, making it possible to trace connections between teachers and students over several generations. In the past it was considered sufficient qualification for a respectable job. Its function is fulfilled today by school diplomas.

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