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In Islamic law, a duly delegated agent who acts on behalf of the principal in legal matters, such as in contracting marriage or conducting business. Under the law, there are different types of agencies, each one enjoying certain rights and powers. Wakil can refer to the custodian or administrator of a mosque (particularly those in Mecca and Medina) or of a Sufi order, often responsible for finances, collection of dues and contributions, and organizing mawlid and other celebrations.

Subjects: Islam.

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