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Subject: Re: Name meaning
Author: Edward   (guest, 63.202.175.93)
Date: March 10, 2005 at 10:33:24 PM
Reply to: Re: Name meaning by UZAIR
The name Shahid (Arabic) pronounced (Shaheed) means martyr. Such a status is highly sought in the Islamic world, and often (mis)applied to "suicide bombers". It was also applied to those who died in the Iraq-Iran war and the first gulf war. At times it was "hijacked" by those who had limbs amputated- under Shari'a law, for having committed some crime or other.

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