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Bas·ra

 (bäs′rə, bŭs′-)
A city of southeast Iraq on the Shatt al Arab near the Persian Gulf. A historic port, it was heavily damaged during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Gulf War, and the Iraq War.
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Basra

(ˈbæzrə) or

Basrah

;

Busra

(ˈbʌsrə) or

Busrah

n
(Placename) a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)
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Bas•ra

(ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ)

also Busra



n.
a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf. 616,700.
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Noun1.Basra - the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
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Touching the Sexual Organ without Any 'Barrier' (clothing, and so on) between the Hand and the Organ Busrah Ibnt Safwaan (a female Companion) narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, said: "Whoever touches his sexual organ cannot pray until he performs ablution." [Maalik, Ash-Shafi'ee, Ahmad & Others] Imaam Abu Daawood said: "I asked Ahmad : 'Is the Hadith (prophetic narration) of Busrah authentic?' He replied: 'Certainly it is authentic.'" In the narration of Imaams Ahmad and An-Nasaa'i Busrah heard the Prophet saying: "Ablution is to be made by the one who touches his sexual organ." This is general and encompasses touching one's own sexual organs or touching anyone else's.
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The program will cover six recognized MILF camps, namely Camp Bilal in Lanao del Note and Lanao del Sur, Camp Omar ibn al-Khattab in Maguindanao, Camp Rajamuda in North Cotabato and Maguindanao, Camp Busrah Somiorang in Lanao del Sur, Camp Badre in Maguindanao, and Camp Abubakar as Siddique in Maguindanao, and other locations of decommissioned combatants.