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(French kɛrwɑ̃) ,




(Placename) a city in NE Tunisia: one of the holy cities of Islam; pilgrimage and trading centre. Pop: 124 000 (2005 est)


or Kair•wan

(kɛrˈwɑn, kaɪər-)

a city in NE Tunisia: a holy city of Islam. 72,254.
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Due to the difficulty involved in governing distant North Africa, the Abbasid government allowed a local governor, Ibrahim ibn al-Aghlab, to rise to power and establish a semi-autonomous dynasty based in Qayrawan (in modern Tunisia) in 799 that nominally accepted Abbasid overlordship.
Dans une certaine mesure, ce symbole porta une marque de (re)connaissance doctrinale parfaite d'Ibn Hazm dans les territoires nord-africains, sans compter les nombreux echanges epistolaires entre cet erudit andalou et les savants de Qayrawan (24).
Ewan Al Qayrawan Fund is another important addition to the range of products and funds that Swicorp carefully selects to satisfy the varied demands of its clients and investors.
Likewise a group called Shabab al-Taw id, which is potentially linked to the Tunisian An ar al-Shari'a, endorsed an initiative that it called Imarat al-Qayrawan: Tunis al-islamiya, or the Emirate of Qayrawan (the historical name of the area in which Tunisia is now located).
In an early section, in the context of the conquest of Sicily by the Aghlabid princes in Qayrawan, Chiarelli presents Asad as a political threat to the Qayrawani court (p.
De hecho la Gran Mezquita de Qayrawan se decoro, entre 856 y 863, con azulejos de loza dorada, algunos importados y otros fabricados localmente por un artesano iraqui (48).
17) Tras el asesinato en Sevilla del vali Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa ibn Nusair, casado con Egilona, viuda de Rodrigo en un intento para atraer a la nobleza visigoda, y mientras llegaba desde Qayrawan (Ifriqiya, Tunez) el nombramiento de un nuevo gobernador, Ayyub b.
As the two phases of Ewan Al Nawras move steadily towards completion, Retal is also preparing to start work on other developments in its portfolio pipeline -- the 76-villa Al Qayrawan project, construction on which is expected to start in July 2013, 120-villa Al Samhanyiah project, work on which should start next year, and Retal heights, a mega project consisting of 12 apartment towers, eight storey each and above due to regulation authority, construction on which will start on July 1, 2013, according to the company.
He also visited Al Qayrawan and Al Farabi Intermediate Schools and was informed on the learning process, calling for the need to increase student-oriented functions at schools.
Esta organizacion de las mezquitas concuerda con la estructura gentilicia que se atribuye a las primeras ciudades-guarnicion (amSar) del Islam, tales como Kufa, Fustat, Qayrawan, Fez, etc.
The four age-group winning schools were Amena Bint Wahab Primary Girls School - Junior (6-9 years of age); Um Al Qoora Primary Intermediate Girls School - Junior Primary (10-12 years); Intermediate (13-15 years) - Al Qayrawan Intermediate Girls School; and Secondary (16-18 years of age) - Khawla Secondary Girls School.
The winning schools were Amena Bint Wahab Primary Girls School, Um Al Qoora Primary Intermediate Girls School, Al Qayrawan Intermediate Girls School and Khawla Secondary Girls School.