Harun al-Rashid


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Ha·run al-Ra·shid

or Ha·roun al-Ra·schid  (hä-ro͞on′ äl-rä-shēd′) also Harun ar-Ra·shid (är′-) 763?-809.
Fifth Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (786-809) noted for the splendor of his court and his military campaign against the Byzantine Empire.
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Harun al-Rashid

(hæˈruːn ˈælræˈʃiːd)
n
(Biography) ?763–809 ad, Abbasid caliph of Islam (786–809), whose court at Baghdad was idealized in the Arabian Nights
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Ha•run al-Ra•shid

(hɑˈrun ˌɑl rɑˈʃid)
n.
a.d. 764?–809, caliph of Baghdad 786–809: made a legendary hero in The Arabian Nights.
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This route was also known as Darb Zubaidah (the path of Zubaidah) and was named after Caliph Harun Al-Rashid's wife, who helped to establish the route.
The first true Islamic hospital was built during the reign of Caliph Harun al-Rashid. The Caliph invited the son of chief physician, Jabril ibn Bukhtishu, a Nestorian Christian, to head the new Baghdad Bimaristan.
The title of the performance "Zobaida" refers to Zubaidah bint Ja'far, a famous Abbasid princess, and the wife of Harun al-Rashid. She is best known for her patronage of education and the arts, and the design and construction of a water-well system in Iraq for the convenience of travellers and pilgrims, and her feats and experiences are featured in several stories of the One Thousand and One Nights.
Last in the section, Mazen Naous's close reading of Yeats "The Gift of Harun Al-Rashid," "The Turn of the Gyres: Alterity in 'The Gift of Harun Al-Rashid' and A Thousand and One Nights," uses the figure of the medium to critique Orientalism.
Beirut, (SANA) -- al-Qaeda terrorists of the so-called " Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham" destroyed the statue of Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid at al-Rashid Park in al-Raqa city, in addition to burning other statutes and crosses in two churches, causing outrage among the citizens of the city.
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Narrazid, a descendant of the 27th sultan of Sulu, Harun Al-Rashid, said he was not asking his relatives to take up arms but to work together for their claim to Sabah to attract the attention it deserved.
The island had been attacked before by the 'Abbasid navy during the rule of Caliph Harun al-Rashid. He had sent Humayd ibn Ma'yuf al-Hamdani for this purpose.