A widely applied term in fiqh that refers to anything in the safekeeping of another that must be guarded and preserved. One of two basic relationships toward property, entailing bearing the risk of its loss, the other being daman. Amana entails absence of liability for loss except in breach of duty. In some Islamic banks, current accounts are regarded as amana.
Commission, fees or wages charged for services rendered or work done.
[‘aqd al musaqa]
A type of partnership in which the owner of an orchard agrees to share a stipulated portion of the produce of the orchard's trees with a worker, in exchange for the latter's irrigation of the garden.
An Arabic word for God
Muhammad bin Idris al Shafi`i
A worker, such as a tailor, who offers his services to many and thus may be contracted by several clients at once.
Is an Arabic phrase meaning "Praise to God" or "All praise belongs to God
A hired worker contracted to perform a specific task in a specific amount of time by one party, such as a cook or a servant.
A full-length cloak worn by Women in Islam
[akl al batil]
Qur'anic term used to describe the process of acquiring wealth illegally such as theft and fraud.