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houri

(ho͞o`rē, hou`–) [Arab.,=black-eyed], one of the beautiful maidens said by some Muslims to dwell in paradise for the enjoyment of the faithful. The passages in the Qur'an detailing the physical delights of heaven are considered by many Muslim critics as allegorical.

houri

(in Muslim belief) any of the nymphs of Paradise
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NNA - Member of Future parliamentary bloc Ammar Houri on Monday maintained that Prime Minister Saad Hariri was exerting efforts in an attempt to end a row over the 1994 officers' decree.
Summary: Future Movement MP Ammar Houri Tuesday proposed an amendment to the recently passed workweek changes that came as part of the salary scale bill approved earlier this month.
Houri is a Quranic term referring to "to be beautifully dark-eyed" women in heaven.
Abdul Rahim Houri, director of public roads in the two provinces said, The projects cover education, water, public buildings, family and women issues, dams and fish wealth .
The two traditional boat categories that will be part of the races will be the Al Houri and Al Shash, " said Habib.
David Houri, CEO of Energy Smart said, "When we launched our Green Lease Management Program, our main aim was to encourage people to opt for zero out of pocket LED retrofitting.
Commenting on a long interview President Assad recently gave to Hizbullah's TV al-Manar, Houri told LBC: "The message is clear, they [the Syrian regime and its Lebanese allies] want to see the STL disappear You see this message from any comment [by Syria's allied media and Lebanese proxies]these days almost daily; they all want the same thing".
Future Movement MP Ammar Houri told The Daily Star on Sept 2 that Hariri was open to discussions concerning the government but insists on "three basic principles" which if rejected by the opposition would lead to his resignation from his duty as premier-designate.
At a much lower level and with cheekpieces to help, Houri also has more improvement in her and can emerge on top in the 1m3f handicap at Warwick (4.
Houri Mahserejian, a senior from Reseda, said she's happy her family agreed to host 15-year-old Jamile Benetti.
Olivier Houri, Unisys president and general manager of global transportation, has been quoted as saying: "India is becoming more and more strategic to Unisys.
Tradition elaborated on the sensual image of the houri and defined some of her functions; on entering paradise, for example, the believer is presented with a large number of houri, with each of whom he may cohabit once for each day he has fasted in Ramadan and once for each good work he has performed.