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or Ḏj̲abbāʾ lies on the ancient Roman road from Boṣrā to the Red Sea, an hour’s journey to the north of Ad̲h̲ruḥ. The Prophet on his expedition to Tabūk, concluded a treaty with the representatives of Ḏj̲arbā, by which the inhabitants were granted security and liberty of commerce on payment of an annual tribute. The population was Christian, not Jewish as Yāḳūt says. It is frequently mentioned in the Ḥadīt̲h̲ to indicate the size of Muḥammad’s “cistern” (ḥawḍ). This oistern is as large as “from Ad̲h̲ruḥ to Ḏj̲arbā”. This is the original form of the tradition. In later ve…

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Lammens, H., “Ḏj̲arbā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2041>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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