Al-urf

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In Islamic law (Sharia Arabic: شريعة), al-urf العرف is the custom of a given society, leading to change in the fiqh فقه (Islamic jurisprudence). Urf عرف is an Arabic word meaning knowledge, understanding, or recognition. For example, in some countries such as Egypt, marriage the Urfi way means to get married without official papers issued by the state (Zawag Urfi:زواج عرفي). This type of marriage is valid and recognized.

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