Al Kūfah

Эль-Куфа (Ирак)

Англо-русский географический словарь. 2013.

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  • Kufah — may refer to:* Ovophis okinavensis , a venomous pitviper species found in Japan. * Alternative English spelling for Kufa, a city in modern Iraq …   Wikipedia

  • Kūfah — ▪ medieval city, Iraq also spelled  Kufa,         medieval city of Iraq that was a centre of Arab culture and learning from the 8th to the 10th century. It was founded in 638 as a garrison town by ʿUmar I, the second caliph. The city lay on the… …   Universalium

  • Qada' al Kufah — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Qaḑā’ al Kūfah Country and Admin Code IQ.17.6781281 IQ …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Iraq — /i rak , i rahk /, n. a republic in SW Asia, N of Saudi Arabia and W of Iran, centering in the Tigris Euphrates basin of Mesopotamia. 22,219,289; 172,000 sq. mi. (445,480 sq. km). Cap.: Baghdad. Also, Irak. * * * Iraq Introduction Iraq Background …   Universalium

  • Qira'at — Qira at, in the context of Islam, means literally the readings, that is the method of recitation. Traditionally, there are 7 recognised schools of qira at, and each one derives its name from the leader of the school of Qur an recitation. However …   Wikipedia

  • Karbalāʾ, Battle of — (Oct. 10, 680) Brief engagement in which an Ummayad army sent by Yazīd I killed al Husayn ibn Alī and a small group of his family and followers. Al Ḥusayn, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was on his way to Al Kūfah, where he had been invited… …   Universalium

  • Mufaddaliyat — The Mufaddaliyat or Mofaddaliyat (Arabic: المفضليات / ALA LC: al Mufaḍḍaliyāt), meaning The Examination of al Mufaddal , is an anthology of ancient Arabic poems, which derives its name from al Mufaddal, son of Muhammad, son of Yal, a member of… …   Wikipedia

  • Islamic arts — Visual, literary, and performing arts of the populations that adopted Islam from the 7th century. Islamic visual arts are decorative, colourful, and, in religious art, nonrepresentational; the characteristic Islamic decoration is the arabesque.… …   Universalium

  • Ḥammād al-Rāwiyah — ▪ Iraqi scholar Arabic“Ḥammād the Transmitter [or Reciter]” born c. 694, Kūfah, Iraq died c. 772, Kūfah       anthologist of Arab antiquities credited with collecting the seven early odes known as Al Muʿallaqāt (The Seven Odes (Muʿallaqāt, Al )) …   Universalium

  • Shīʿite — ▪ Islam Introduction Arabic  Shīʿī,  collective  Shīʿah        member of the smaller of the two major branches of Islam, distinguished from the majority Sunnis (Sunnite). Early development       Early in the history of Islam, the Shīʿites were a… …   Universalium

  • Kufa — [ right|300px|thumb|Kufa, in present day Iraq] Kufa (Arabic, ar. الكوفة ArTranslit|al Kūfah) is a city in modern Iraq, about 170 km south of Baghdad, and 10 km northeast of Najaf. It is located on the banks of the Euphrates River. The estimated… …   Wikipedia

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