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Definition of "Al-waqs"

Lit: The broken (number) Tech: Relating to the law of zakah on cattle. The slab rates of zakah on cattle proceed with the series 10, 20, 30, 40, etc., in multiples of 10. Any figure lying between the two limits (i.e. lower and upper limits) is known as ’awqas. For example, cattle numbering more than 30 but fewer than 40 are known as awqas.

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