Ḳarya al-Suflā
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, a village in northeastern Arabia (27 29′ N, 47 52′ E), about 165 m. above sea-level and having a population of about 970 (1958 estimate). It is popularly known as Ḳurayya, after its larger twin village, Ḳarya, or Ḳarya al-ʿUlyā [q.v.], 19 km. to the west-north-west. The settlement of the site as a hid̲j̲ra of Ik̲h̲wān [q.v.] was contemporaneous, or nearly so, with the founding in 1338/1919 of Ḳarya al-ʿUlyā. The colonists were Muṭayr tribesmen led by Hāyif al-Fug̲h̲m, chief of the D̲h̲awu ʿAwn section of that tribe’s ʿIlwa division. For notes on eve…

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Mandaville, J., “Ḳarya al-Suflā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3955>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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