Baṣra
(37,082 words)

Baṣra, a province and historic city in south-east Iraq.

Contents

1.
Geography
2.
History (General)
3.
Historical Formation of Baṣra’s Urban Environment
4.
Theology (Kalām)
A.
Early Encounters with Theological Issues
B.
The Emergence of the Formal Schools of Theology
C.
Theological Perspectives of Traditionist Circles
5.
Qurʾānic Sciences
A.
Reading (Qirāʾa)
B…

Cite this page
Ahmadian, Bahram Amir, Abbas, Najam, Maghsoodi, Hamid Reza, Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah, Hirtenstein, Stephen, Laleh, Hayedeh, Pakatchi, Ahmad and Azarnoosh, Azartash, “Baṣra”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000095>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209



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