Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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al-Hofhūf
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(Hofuf, Foof), a town in Arabia, capital of the province of Ḥasā (Ḥaṣā [see al-aḥsā. The town, which is surrounded by extensive gardens and datepalm groves, is divided into three parts; 1. the Kōt (fortress) in the northeast); 2. the Rafʿīya (Refeyʾīya, “eminence” so called on account of its rising ground, in the northwest and west); 3. the Naʿāthar (in the south and west). The Kōt, a large fortress with very high, thick walls and towers (about 16 on each side with winding stairways) is about 500 yards long a…

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Schleifer, J., “al-Hofhūf”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2841>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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