"I am Malala" Vocab

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Sharia

Islamic law.

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Haram

something forbidden by Sharia, or Islamic law

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IDP

internally displaced persons, forced to flee their homes but didn't cross an international border

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Edict

an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority.

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Talib

Name of Arabic origin, means “knowledge seeker” or “student.” It is also the name for a member of the Taliban, an extreme religious group that will do anything to make people follow their rules

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Purdah

the practice among women in certain Muslim and Hindu societies of living in a separate room or behind a curtain, or of dressing in clothes that covers every part of their body, in order to stay out of the sight of men or strangers.

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Flogging

A punishment in which the victim is repeatedly hit with a whip or stick.

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Mufti

A Muslim legal expert who is empowered to give rulings on religious matters.

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Burqa

A long loose garment which covers the body from head to toe, and does not , worn in public by many Muslim women.

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Shalwar Kameez

A pair of light, loose, pleated trousers tapering to a tight fit around the ankles, worn by women from South Asia, typically with a kameez.

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