الراية

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The raya or "black flag of jihad", showing the shahada in white calligraphy.

EtymologyEdit

The definite of رَايَة ‎(rāya, banner), viz. "The Banner".

Proper nounEdit

اَلرَّايَة ‎(ar-rāyaf

  1. the Rayah, the black banner carried by Muhammad (according to hadith tradition); by extension, the black flags used in modern jihadism

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