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Abū Dulaf (Mosque)
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Abū Dulaf, the congregational mosque (masjid jāmiʿ) at al-Mutawakkiliyya in Sāmarrāʾ, Iraq, built during the ʿAbbāsid era. Jaʿfar al-Mutawakkil, the tenth ʿAbbāsid caliph, decided in 245/859 to build a new settlement in the north of Sāmarrāʾ. He lengthened the main thoroughfare of Sāmarrāʾ by three farsangs (approximately 18 km) and dug a canal from the stream …

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Nafisi, Nushin-dukht and Translated by Saleh Nejad, “Abū Dulaf (Mosque)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0057>
First published online: 2015

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