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al-Mirbāṭ
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(a. “place of securing, tying up, i.e. anchorage), a port of the South Arabian coast in Ẓufār [q.v.] (Dhofar), lying in 17°00′N. and 54°41′E., some 40 miles/70 km east of the modern town of Salāla [q.v.] in the Sultanate of Oman. Yāḳūṭ, Buldān , Beirut 1374-6/1955-7, v, 97, describes it as being five farsak̲h̲s from the town of Ẓufār (i.e. the modern al-Balīd) and as the only port of the coast of the region of Ẓufār; it had an independent sulṭān , and its hilly hinterland produced frankincense [see lubān ). In the early 19th century, its ruler was a corsair chief, Muḥammad b. ʿAḳīl,…

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Bosworth, C.E., “al-Mirbāṭ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5219>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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