Glossary

B

  • Robe type garment worn by Muslim women

    [Burqa ]

    A loose, usually black or light blue robe that is worn by Muslim women, especially in Afghanistan, that covers the body from head to toe.

    • Arabic: البرقع
  • Sale of appearances

    [bay' al 'ina]

    A sale in which a purchaser buys merchandise from a seller for a stipulated price on a deferred payment basis and then sells the same merchandise back to the original seller for a price lower than the original purchase price on cash basis, the net effect of which is a loan with interest. This practice is allowed in Malaysia but considered an illegal stratagem/trick (hiyal) in all other jurisdictions.

    • Arabic: بيع العينة