Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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The Wells of Makkah
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Arabic text

[48c] Before Ḳuṣai brought Ḳuraish together, and before they entered Makkah, they used for drinking purposes reservoirs, rain-water tanks on mountain tops, a well called al-Yusairah dug by Lu’ai ibn-Ghâlib outside the Ḥaram and another well called ar-Rawa dug by Murrah ibn-Ka‘b and which lay just beyond ‘Arafah. Later, Kilâb ibn-Murrah1 dug outside of Makkah three wells Khumm, Rumm and Jafr; and Ḳuṣai ibn-Kilâb du…

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“The Wells of Makkah”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 23 November 2019

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