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"The root idea of the verb talaqa means to be freed from a tether (of a camel). Thus, talaq means a camel untethered or a woman repudiated by a man. It also means freeing or the ending of a knot. In the terminology of the jurists, the talaq or divorce is called khul, meaning the putting off or taking off of a thing, when it is claimed by the wife. In the Koran there is one derivation of the root, ikhla, which means take off.

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    Quoted from our 48th Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah:

    "My dear Hoodbhoy,

    In reply to your letter of 8thOctober, 1954, the colours of our flag
    are, as you know, red and green, the reason being that we represent
    both the Shah and the Pir. The Shah was Imam Hussain and the Pir was
    Imam Hasan. Imam Hasan had the Pir's colour of green, but Imam
    Hussain's martyrdom was so enormous in events and was so opposed to
    even the smallest laws of war that the colour of his holy blood namely
    red, was accepted with the green of the Holy Prophet's flag, as a

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