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al-Ruṣāfa
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, the name of several places in the Islamic world, from Cordova in the west to Nīs̲h̲āpūr in the east (see Yāḳūt, Buldān , ed. Beirut, iii, 46-50).

Amongst the Ruṣāfa settlements of ʿIrāḳ were:

1. Ruṣāfat Abi ’l-ʿAbbās (ʿAbd Allāh al-Saffāḥ), begun by the first ʿAbbāsid caliph in lower ʿIrāḳ on the banks of the Euphrates, near al-Anbār [q.v.], and probably identical with that town called al-Hās̲h̲imiyya.

Bibliography

Yaʿḳūbī, Buldān, 237, tr. Wiet, 9

Yāḳūt, Buldān, iii, 46.

2. al-Ruṣāfa, the name of a quarter of the city of Bag̲h̲dād [q.v.] founded soon after the caliph al-Manṣūr [q.v.] buil…

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Bosworth, C.E., Haase, C.P. and Marín, Manuela, “al-Ruṣāfa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0943>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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