wādī al-K̲h̲ārid
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or G̲h̲ayl al-K̲h̲ārid, one of the principal watercourses of the Yemen. It originates about twenty km. north of Ṣanʿāʾ, near Ḥadaḳān in Arḥab, and runs inland in a north-by-north-easterly direction, draining the eastern scarp of the highlands, towards the oasis of the D̲j̲awf, where it is joined by the Wādī Mad̲h̲āb and veers to the south-east. After leaving the oasis, it unites with the Wādī al-ʿAṭf and is lost in the sands of Ramlat Sabʾatayn. According to popular belief, it reappears in the Ḥ…

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Irvine, A.K., “wādī al-K̲h̲ārid”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4214>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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