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60 Christian clergy made Haraam the marrying of more than one wife and the marrying of first cousins. Roman Catholicism forbade priests from marrying and forbade divorce in general.
61 The Christian Church made Halaal the consumption of pork, blood and alcohol. Some of them also made allowable painting and statues depicting God as a man.
62 Collected by at-Tirmidhee.
63 Soorah an-Nisaa, 4:48.
64 The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, p.468.
65 W.L. Reese, Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion, (New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1980), pp.66-67 and 586-7. See also John Hinnells, Dictionary of Religions (England: Penguin Books, 1984) pp.67-8.
66 Dictionary of Religions, p.337.
67 Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion, p.231.
68 Dictionary of Religions, pp.361-2.
69 Dictionary of Religions, p.358.
70 Ibid., p. 363.
71 Literally, "men of the unseen world". The world is supposed to endure due to the intercessions of a hierarchy of "averting" Saints whose number are fixed, the place of one who dies being immediately filled. (Shorter Encyclopedia of Islam, p.582).
72 Shorter Encyclopedia of Islam, pp.55.
73 Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion, p.72.
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