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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Niaz Ahmed Khass Khali announced to full support to Pakistan Army in case of war and offer his trained person for any sacrifice to the nation.
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The cast list for the Whitley Bay run is: Elle Woods: Bethanie Mitchinson Margot: Nieve Allott Serena: Victoria Monaghan Pilar: Sophie Butler Emmett: Matthew McGuire Paulette: Nicola Hewett Callahan: Ian Cairns Warner: James Hardy Vivienne: Caroline Sabiston Brook: Bryony Souza-Hawkins Enid: Ellie Sturrock Kate: Faye Johnson Chutney: Hannah Colley Elle's Mum: Laura Stokes Elle's Dad: Phil Dixon Delta Nus: Sophie Clarke, Shannon Cuffe-Jones, Georgina Rogers, Steph Ross, Sara Devine Whitley Bay Operatic Society's version of Legally Blonde is directed by Claire Khass. Choreographers are Katie Mason and Chantal Cadle.
In the Timurid period, the public waqf (waqf-i khayrl, waqf-i'amm), established for the benefit of a public institution (mosque, madrasa, soup kitchen), and the family (or private) waqf (waqf-i khass, waqf-i ahli, waqf-i awlad), (31) established for the benefit of the founder, were ubiquitous.
(64.) Fiqh Council, "Shahadat Haqq Tadhamunan Ma'a Masihiyi al-'Iraq 'Umaman wa-l-Mawsil bi-Shikl Khass," July 21, 2014, http://alfiqhi.com/?p=1990.
King Salman visiting Al Khass Image Credit: Al Anba Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
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].L'un d'eux a ete blesse apres avoir refused'obtemperer aux sommations d'une patrouille militaire.Malgre le retour de ces personnes, les habitants deBen Guerdane ont entame mardi une nouvellevague de protestations.
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.