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Retribution. Prescribed in Islamic law for murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary killing, intentional physical injury, and unintentional physical injury. In cases of intentional killing and physical injury, the family or victim may waive retribution and exact monetary compensation. In other cases, only monetary compensation can be exacted. The perpetrator's clan is responsible for payment of compensation, which is divided by the victim's clan.

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