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Definition of "Al-hajr"

Lit: To deny access, to stop, to detain. Tech: The authority of the state to deny an individual his right to make use of his own assets, in case his activities are harmful for the collective good or he is unable to use them properly because of lunacy, minority, indebtedness or slavery. It includes restrictions on extravagance and squandering of wealth on frivolous objects. This law gives wide powers to the state for intervening into individual freedom. This executive authority, however, remains bound by the superiority of the judiciary, where one can resort to for seeking justice, in case the state exceeds its limits.

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