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( ḥarawrāʾ , according to Yāḳūt, ii, 246, but wrongly), a locality, village or district ( kūra ) near al-Kūfa. During the pre-Islamic period and in the first century of Islam at least, Ḥarūrāʾ stood on the banks of the Euphrates or one of its canals, for a line of al-Aʿs̲h̲ā (al-Ṭabarī, ii, 730) speaks of “ s̲h̲aṭṭ Ḥarūra ”, but in the 3rd/9th century it was described as being in the desert ( ṣaḥrāʾ ) by the traditionist Ibn Dīzīl al-Hamdānī (d. 283/896; see Ibn Abi ’l-Ḥadīd, i, 215); the hydrographic system of the region had thus probably undergone a transformation.

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Veccia Vaglieri, L., “Ḥarūrāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2749>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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