D̲j̲arrāḥids
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or Banu ’l-D̲j̲arrāḥ , a family of the Yemeni tribe of Ṭayy which settled in Palestine and in the Balḳāʾ region, in the mountains of al-S̲h̲arāt as well as in the north Arabian desert where the two hills of ʿAd̲j̲āʾ and Salmā, known also as the mountains of the Banū Ṭayy, are part of their territory. This family attained some importance at the end of the 4th/10th and 5th/11th centuries, but without ever succeeding in creating a state as the Banū Kilāb tribe did at Aleppo, or in having a capital, e…

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Canard, M., “D̲j̲arrāḥids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2013>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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