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A statement that is fixed or explicit. Used in Islamic law to refer to an explicit statement within the Quran or hadith upon which a ruling is based. Finds a special usage in Shiism, referring to Ali being Muhammad's designated successor with the sense that it was clear and obvious. Used in modern Muslim writing to distinguish between text as a human production and revelation as a divine source of law and guidance.

Subjects: Islam.

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