Khass

Khass

 

a form of feudal landownership in Muslim countries during the Middle Ages. Khass lands were the domain of the ruler and his family and included both private holdings (mulk) and entire cities and regions declared to be khass. Taxes collected from khass lands went to a special department that administered these lands rather than to the state treasury. Under the Ottoman Empire, “khass” referred to the holdings of viziers and emirs that yielded annual revenues of at least 100,000 akchehs (a small silver coin). The noun form of “khass” is frequently used in the sense of “the elect” or “the elite,” as opposed to “the rabble.”

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King Salman visiting Al Khass Image Credit: Al Anba Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
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In second-phase it will visit the cotton growing areas of Sindh Province including Mirpur Khass, Ghotki, Tando Jam and Sakrand, he added.
Result of the anti- virus drive is quite encouraging as no death has been reported this week from Delhi Zoo from where it all started and Deer Park in Hauz Khass which was worst hit.
Lundi soir, l'armee a autorise le retour de cesTunisiens bloques a la frontiere saharienneau niveau de la localite de [beaucoup moins que] Dhahrat El Khass [beaucoup plus grand que].
District Member union council Khass Pir Zahir Shah, Advocate Farooq Khan and Subidar Major of Malakand Levies Gul Rooz Khan who collect the weapons from the criminals were also present on the occasion.
But, since new owner Esam Khass took the reins in November, he has worked tirelessly and now has the maximum rating of five from the Food Standards Agency.
According to a cooler manufacturer, iron sheets 17 to 23 gauges thick, iron frames, grills filled with khass (dry hay), a fan with motors and pumps of different sizes, a plastic pipe, switches and wire are used for manufacturing coolers.
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We also visited the mausoleum of Mahmud al-Kashgari and Yusuf Khass Hajib.
Construction of the administrative building of Al Ibn Al Khass Establishment for persons of special need on New Ras El Barr Road.
The search for Rezika began last week after authorities tracked text messages he sent to Bou Khass Hotel in Bsharri where he was staying.