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Mawākib
(21,397 words)

(a., sing, mawkib ), processions.

1. Under the ʿAbbāsids and Fāṭimids

The basic meaning of procession (mounted or unmounted), cortège, is found in ḥadīt̲h̲ (al-Buk̲h̲ārī. Badʾ al-k̲h̲alḳ , 6; Ibn Ḥanbal, iii, 213; al-Dārimī, 2695). This is the precise sense given in the dictionaries, and that used by the Umayyads, ʿAbbāsids and Fāṭimids, often to describe the cortège of an amīr , wazīr , or other official (see, e.g., al-Ṭabarī, ii, 1731; Hilāl al-Ṣābī, Rusūm d…

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Sanders, P., Chalmeta, P., Lambton, A.K.S., Nutku, Özdemir and Burton-Page, J., “Mawākib”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0711>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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