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Arabic name of a small ancient Berber tribe in south-western Morocco, doubtless related to the Ṣanhād̲j̲a group [q.v.]. In association with the Lamṭa [q.v.], their kinsmen, they led a nomadic life south of the Anti-Atlas. But, at quite an early date, some of them began to settle in the western part of This mountain (D̲j̲abal Hankīsa); their chief settlement was at Tāg̲h̲d̲j̲īzat, now known as Tāg̲h̲d̲j̲īd̲j̲t, 80 km. south-south-east of Tīznīt.

It was among them that ʿAbd Allāh b. Yāsīn was born, the originator of the religious and political movement of the Murābiṭūn [q.v.]. The Ḏj̲azū…

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Colin, G.S., “D̲j̲azūla”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2058>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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