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Compensation awarded by a court  known as ARSH is for the loss of an organ, a body part or their functions caused by a person by his criminal act. The court will order the wrong doer to pay this amount to the victim.

Payments are based on pre-determined amounts, and the percentage of disability is determined by a medical investigation team. The percentage is then calculated as a share of the Dh200,000 blood money( DIYA).

For example, if the medical investigation team determines that a person suffers from a 50 per cent disability, he will receive Dh100,000.

Some instances of bodily harm – such as the loss of both legs – are considered as deserving of the full diya amount.


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