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Note:

References to hadiths from Sahih by Bukhari, Sahih by Muslim, Sunan by al-Nisa’i, Sunan by Abu Dawud, Sunan by Ibn Majah, Sunan by al-Tirmidhi, Sunan by al-Darimi, Musnad by Ahmad b.Hanbal are according to al- ‘Alamiyah serial number followed by Sakhr Co. in Mawsu’ah al-Hadith al-Sharif (Version 1.1, 1991-1996).

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by Mrs. Mahnaz Heydarpoor

(London: New City 2002)

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