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, a fertile, high lying district of Kirmān with a city of the same name south-west of Bam and separated from it by the Bārid̲j̲ān Mountains. There is no record of the city in pre-Islamic times and the first mention of the city is when D̲j̲īruft was captured by Mud̲j̲ās̲h̲iʿ b. Masʿūd in 35/655 (al-Balād̲h̲urī, Futūḥ , 391). Thereafter the city is mentioned many times, especially in the Arabic geographies.

The K̲h̲ārid̲j̲ites were active in D̲j̲īruft but nothing is known of the history of the city. The geographer al-Muḳaddasī (461) praises the district highly in de…

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Frye, R.N., “Ḏj̲īruft”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2086>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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