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Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

The plural noun maghanim is used in the Koran (4:94, 48:15, 19:20) for the booty, and the verb ghanima (8:41,69). The Koran mentions the word ghunm or its derivatives on nine occasions as ghanamo, ghanomi, ghunm, ghanimtun, maghanimo and maghanima. The wars waged by the Prophet were purely for the purpose of security or defence. In the battles, the unbelievers left their means and materials in the field. For survival during these confrontations, the Muslim soldiers carried their means of sustenance with them, which on those days consisted mainly of goats (ghanam), horses, camels, dates, tents, etc.

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