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Mukārī
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(a.), lit. “hirer”, a dealer in riding beasts and beasts of burden (see WbKAS , Letter K, s.v., 164-5), usage being extended from the person buying and selling and hiring to the muleteer or other person accompanying a loaded beast. Terminology in this overlaps here with other, more specific terms like ḥammār , donkey driver and dealer, and bag̲h̲g̲h̲āl , mule driver and dealer, whilst in 19th century Damascus, rakkāb was also used for the hirer of donkeys and the man accompanying them on trading journeys.

In pre-modern times, the mukārūn/mukāriya and their associated trades were a vi…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Mukārī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5459>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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