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Marg̲h̲īnān
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, later form Marg̲h̲elān , a town of Farg̲h̲āna [q.v.] in Central Asia, situated to the south of the Ṣi̊r Daryā [q.v.] or Jaxartes, on a small river now called the Margelan Say.

It was a place of modest importance in the first Islamic centuries as one of the main towns, with inter alia Andid̲j̲ān [q.v.], of the district of Farg̲h̲āna known as Lower Nasyā; according to al-Mukaddasī, 272 (see also Le Strange, Lands , 479; Ibn Ḥawḳal 2, 513-14, tr. 491; al-Samʿānī, Ansāb , facs. ed. f. 522a), it had a Friday mosque and markets. Coins were first minted there under the Sāmānids. T…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Marg̲h̲īnān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4962>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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