- The term refers to a traditional and voluntary pact of friendship between individuals, tribal segments, or tribes. It also implies such mutual assistance and economic cooperation as aiding in harvest and breeding sheep and the exchange of hospitality and women in marriage. The ceremony involves the sharing of food but no sacrifice, although on completion of the ceremony the first chapter of the Qur'an is recited to seal and lend the pact a sacred character.
Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) . Hsain Ilahiane. 2014.
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