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Miẓalla
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(a.), lit. “an instrument or apparatus for providing shade, ẓill ,” apparently synonymous with the s̲h̲amsa , s̲h̲amsiyya , lit. “an instrument or apparatus for providing shelter from the sun”, probably therefore referring to the sunshade or parasol born on ceremonial occasions and processions [see mawākib ] over early Islamic rulers.

1. In the ʿAbbāsid and Fāṭimid caliphates.

The historical sources provide a few references on practice in the ʿAbbāsid caliphate. Thus the official Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Malik al-Zayyāt [see ibn al-zayyāt ] was responsible in al-Muʿtaṣim’s time fo…

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Bosworth, C.E., Holt, P.M., Chalmeta, P., Andrews, P.A. and Burton-Page, J., “Miẓalla”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0757>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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