Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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al-Darʿīya
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(Dreyeh, Deraya, Daraaije, or Drahia) a town in the district of al-ʿĀriḍ in the Nad̲j̲d country in Arabia, on the caravan route from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf. It was handsomely built of stone and lay at the foot of high hills in a narrow valley, and a little wādī (W. Ḥanīfa) which was usually dry in summer ran through it. In addition to a large and several smaller mosques it had many madrasas. It lay in a very fertile neighbourhood and was surrounded by extensive wheat, barley and milletfields and rich orchards with extensive date-palm g…

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Schleifer, J., “al-Darʿīya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1824>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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