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  • Blood Money or diyya is an Shariah principle that arose to avoid feuds and independent application of lex talionis or retribution.

    The Guardian World News

  • A few days later, however, he may have heard indications that Hamas members were involved, for on television he said that if 'we [i.e. Hamas] have done anything wrong, we will pay diyya' (blood money, a traditional Palestinian way of resolving such an issue).

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

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  • also diyah - blood money. A pre-Islamic Arabian concept that has been carried over Islam.

    March 7, 2007