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G̲h̲adīr K̲h̲umm
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, name of a pool (or a marsh) situated in an area called Ḵh̲umm, between Mecca and Medina, about 3 miles from al-Ḏj̲uḥfa. The waters from which it was formed came from a spring which rises in a wādī , and from it they flowed to the sea about six miles away, along a valley which was also called Ḵh̲umm; the name is no longer in use. As the place was frequently watered by rain, there were there bushes and thorn trees which provided large shady areas around the pool and the mosque built in honour of the Prophet between the pond and the spring. The climate t…

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Veccia Vaglieri, L., “G̲h̲adīr K̲h̲umm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2439>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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