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, the ancient Saros, the western twin river of the D̲j̲ayḥān [q.v.] in the Çukurova (Cilician plain) in eastern Turkey; both were identified with two of the Ḳurʾānic rivers from Paradise (Ḳurʾān XLVII, 15, etc.) by the early Muslim border warriors. Its total length is 560 km/348 miles with the two spring rivers, the western Zamanti Irmaği (325 km/200 miles), originating in the Uzun Yayla, and the eastern Göksu (200 km/125 miles) coming from Binboğa and the Tahtali mountains. The Zamanti flows through the m…

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Haase, C.P., “Sayḥān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6686>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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