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ʿAyn al-Warda
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is a locality which, according to Yāḳūt, is identical with Raʾs ʿAyn [q.v.]. It owes its fame to the great battle of 24 Ḏj̲umādā I 65/ 6 Jan. 685, in which the S̲h̲īʿites of Kūfa were slaughtered by the Syrians. See Weil, Chalifen , i, 360 ff.; Müller, Der Islam im Morgen- und Abendland , i, 374; al-Ṭabarī, index and especially i, 257 and ii, 554 f.

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Ed., “ʿAyn al-Warda”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0916>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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