Nasab

Posted on 06/28/2012 by marina

NASAB نسب
Family, race, lineage. The term, in its legal sense, is generally restricted to the descent of a child from his father, but it is sometimes applied to descent from the mother, and is generally employed in a larger sense to embrace other relationships. (Baillie’s Dig. Muh. Law. p. 889.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam