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One of the primary settlements of the Ḥijāz in Muḥammad's time, to which he emigrated (see emigration ) from Mecca (q.v.), and where he died. The town of Medina is mentioned in the Qurʾān only in passing (see below). If based solely on the qurʾānic data, therefore, any entry concerning Medina would be unduly short because our knowledge of pre- and early Islamic Medina derives almost entirely from other, and usually much later, source material. O…

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Schöller, Marco, “Medina”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00119>

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