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D̲j̲abala
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an isolated mountain (known locally as a ḥaḍba ) located in Nad̲j̲d at about 24° 48′ N, 43° 54′ E, some 60 km. north-west of al-Dawādimī, 25 km. south and east of Nafī, and 15 km. west of Wādī al-Ris̲h̲āʾ. The mountain, which consists of reddish stone, rises abruptly from the surrounding gravel plains. About seven km. in length and three km. wide, D̲j̲abala runs from south-west to northeast with three main wādīs descending from its slopes on the south-east, the north-east, and the north-west, all of wh…

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Buhl, F. and Headley, R.L., “D̲j̲abala”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1890>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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