الراية

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

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

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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