Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, a range of hills in South West Arabia, a day’s journey from Yanbuʿ and seven stages from Medīna, between Yanbuʿ and al-Ḥawrāʾ. It lies on the right side of the road to Medīna, and on the left of the road in the direction of Mecca, two nights distant from the sea. The hills, which are mentioned in a tradition of the Prophet, have passes and valleys, are very well watered and covered with all kinds of trees so that they look green from Yanbuʿ. The rocks produce whetstones which were exported to all countries.


al-Iṣṭak̲h̲rī, in B. G. A.,i. 21

Ibn Ḥawḳal, in B. G. A., ii. 28


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Grohmann, A., “Raḍwa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 26 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3738>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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