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, the name of a famous oasis, and of its principal settlement, about 95 miles/150 km. from Medina; the district owes its renown to events which took place there in the years 7 and 20 A.H., not to natural features which distinguish it from other oases in the region. For this reason the ancient Arab geographers, although they do mention it, provide only the briefest of information about it, giving special praise to the abundance of its palm trees.

1.— Geographical information.

Only al-Bakrī and Yāḳūt have devoted to K̲h̲aybar…

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Veccia Vaglieri, L., “K̲h̲aybar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 04 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0503>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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