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Installation of an Exilarch: The Abbasid Caliph invests the Exilarch with authority
Installation of the Heads of the Academies: Heads of the Academies installed by the Exilarch in Baghdad
intelligence service: A practice
Intermarriage among Druzes: i.e. incest marriage
Inter-religious Prayer: more than one religious group praying together
investiture: A practice
Io: daughter of Inachus
Ioseph: the name
iqṭāʿ: A practice
ʿIrāqī glass: A practice
īrār: early dates, a kind of food
iron: A practice
Irreligiosity: The apocalypse will happen when Islam becomes foreign/unfamiliar to people
İsa: the name
Isis: A practice
Isis Pharia: A practice
Islam: A practice
Islamic philosophy: A practice
Isrāfīl: Angel who blows the trumpet on the Day of Judgment
istār: A unit of measurement
ivory: "at Kulwā"
izār: A type of clothing worn during the hajj pilgrimage
Jābir: title of leadership
jackal: A practice
jack-fruit: A practice
Jāhiliyya: Pre-Islamic era; age of ignorance in Islam's understanding of its history
jalap : A practice
jalba: "small vessel, jollyboat"
jallād: An executioner
al-Jamarāt: A ritual of the Hajj: throwing stones at certain pillars outside Mecca
jambiyya: a type of dagger
jamūn: "black plum, Eugenia jambolana."
jāndārī: "police troops, bodyguards"
jardaqa: "round loaf"
jasmine: A practice
Jawyshyghr: title of a Khazar official
jerboa: A species of rodent eaten by bedouin
Jesus: the name
jewellers: A practice
Jewish Cemeteries: A practice
Jewish Names: A practice
jild al-faras: A type of sweet
jinn: A practice
jitr: a royal prerogative in India
jizya: poll-tax on non-Muslims
jubba: A type of loose robe
Judges: A practice
Jūdī ships: A kind of boat built in the Mediterranean port of Haifa
jujube tree: A practice
julep: A practice
July: A practice
junks: A practice
jurjūr: "a type of millet in Sudan"
juzz: "silk fabric, possibly error for khazz"
kaftār: "hyena, witch"
K'aghots': Fifth month of the Armenian calendar
kahārs: a kind of porter in India
kakams: "small Chinese ships"
kalakhī: "a variety of aloe"
kalīd-dār: An officer who keeps the keys of a castle
kamkhā: "a type of gold brocade"
kanādir: "small boats, Ar. pl. of kundura"
kapīch: A measure for grain, equivalent to khoinix
karāma: A type of miracle granted by God to saints
karanbah: "green coconuts"
karānī: "secretary in S. E. Asia"
karudā-veri: governor of a district in the Maldives
kasa: Malinke title for a queen
kaserū: an Indian fruit (Scirpus kysoor)
kashkāb: ""reconstituted dried milk curd""
katar: Indian dagger
kātib al-sirr: A practice
Kawtharī reading: A practice
kaywāns: a kind of porter in India
kedgeree: an Indian dish
khabar: A report of an event
khach‘alam: A banner used in Armenian church liturgies
khandaq: A ditch or moat used for defensive purposes
khān: Title for a Turkic or Mongol ruler
khanjar: A type of dagger or short sword
khānqa: A Sufi convent (also called zāwiya or ribāṭ)
Khansāwiyya fabrics: A practice
kharāj: Land tax
khargāh: "felt tent"
Kharīṭa-dār: An officer responsible for keeping the paper and pens
khaṣṣ: Property exclusively for a ruler's use
khāṣṣikiyya: The sultan's bodyguard in Egypt
khaṭīb: A person employed to deliver the khuṭba
Khaṭīb of Mecca: office
khaṭṭi-khurd: an order for payment
Khātūn: A practice
khawanjah: "(brass) table"
khawr: "river, creek"
khazīna: A treasury
al-Khiḍr: Servant/guardian angel figure described in the Qur'an