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Wādi ’l-Ḳurā
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, the valley between el-ʿElāʾ and al-Medīna on the old trading route from South Arabia to Syria, usually called Wādī Deidibbān. It is the dry bed of two wādīs which join in the centre, the Wādī al-Ḏj̲izel from the north and the Wādī el-Ḥamḍ from the south which comes down from near Medīna above the village of Henakīya and runs between the Ḏj̲ebel Ḥamzī or Uḥud (Eḥad) and the city of the Prophet. Halfway between el-ʿElāʾ and al-Medīna it is joined on the right by the Wādī el-Tubd̲j̲ or Wādī el-Silsila, which connects it with Ḵh̲aibar.

The most important place in the Wādi ’l-Ḳurāʾ is el-ʿElā…

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Grohmann, Adolf, “Wādi ’l-Ḳurā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5928>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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