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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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Rather, it harms the country," Ammar Houri, a political aide to Hariri, told The Daily Star.
Belal Al Houri, UAE expat of 14 years, thought he received the transaction from a client since he is a tradesman and receives transactions on a daily basis, Al Bayan reported.
Many citizens who left Idleb confirmed that foreign experts and Turkish-backed terrorist groups carried out excavations in Efrin area and al-Nabi Houri archaeological site in Aleppo countryside as well as in several sites on the outskirts of Raqqa province.
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.
Houri is a Quranic term referring to "to be beautifully dark-eyed" women in heaven.
The "houri promise" is based on a hadith, saying that anyone who is killed in his fight for God shall be given seventy-two "houris" in heaven, and a verse in the holy Quran saying that a martyr never really dies but lives on in heaven.
Olivier Houri, President Global Transportation, Unisys, said: "We are pleased that TravelSky chose the Unisys AirCore solution for its modernization program.
"The two traditional boat categories that will be part of the races will be the Al Houri and Al Shash, " said Habib.
Future parliamentary bloc MP, Ammar Houri, criticized Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Shami, on Wednesday for saying that summoning Syria's ambassador to Lebanon to clarify controversial statements "requires a Cabinet session".
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.
"Its a step in the right direction," said Nadim Houri, head of Human Rights Watch in Lebanon.
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".