Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(a.), Full moon. As the full moon is the very essence of beauty among Orientals, beautiful young slaves are often called Badr, and Badr is thus a common name not however limited to slaves. The word is frequently combined with Dawla or Dīn, see below.

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“Badr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1115>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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