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Appendix 2: Biography of His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani →
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# Appendix 1: Table of Weights, Measures, Values, and Quantities

Weight/Measure/Value/Quantity and Explanation

dhirāʿ cubit, i.e. the length from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger of the hand, equivalent to approximately 46 centimetres

dirham value equivalent to 2.4192 grams of minted silver; also, measure of size equivalent to the upper joint of the thumb

farsakh measure of distance equivalent to approximately 5.5 kilometres, or 3.4 miles

kurr quantity of water greater or equal to approximately 384 litres

al‑mithqāl al‑ṣayrafī common mithqāl, i.e. a measure of weight equivalent to 4.608 grams

al‑mithqāl al‑sharʿī legal mithqāl, i.e. a measure of weight equivalent to 3.456 grams

mudd measure of weight equivalent to approximately 750 grams

nukhud measure of weight equivalent to 0.192 grams

ṣāʿ measure of weight equivalent to 2.823 kilograms

Appendix 2: Biography of His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani →
← Glossary
dhirāʿ cubit, i.e. the length from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger of the hand, equivalent to approximately 46 centimetres

dirham value equivalent to 2.4192 grams of minted silver; also, measure of size equivalent to the upper joint of the thumb

farsakh measure of distance equivalent to approximately 5.5 kilometres, or 3.4 miles

kurr quantity of water greater or equal to approximately 384 litres

al‑mithqāl al‑ṣayrafī common mithqāl, i.e. a measure of weight equivalent to 4.608 grams

al‑mithqāl al‑sharʿī legal mithqāl, i.e. a measure of weight equivalent to 3.456 grams

mudd measure of weight equivalent to approximately 750 grams

nukhud measure of weight equivalent to 0.192 grams

ṣāʿ measure of weight equivalent to 2.823 kilograms