Cave of the Prophet (cave)

URI https://medievalmideast.org/place/324

outside Mecca

Names

  • Arabic: الغار = al-ghār 1
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Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa. 1 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997

Sources

  • 1Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 1:384-385 [Arabic].
    • cave: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I, 212 [English].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Evan Willford, “Cave of the Prophet” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/324.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; place categorization; abstract; and categorization, matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account
  • Evan Willford: Wikipedia matching and GPS coordinates and matching from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account
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