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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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A military source said that Iraqi army forces, acting upon information obtained from local residents, found three underground tunnels belonging to ISIL in Qairawan, a region which pro-government paramilitary forces recaptured in June, BasNews reported.
According to research, the inventory of the library of the Great Mosque of Qairawan mentions manuscripts copied in gold on black-blue-dyed vellum.
Aunque no se conoce el lugar de produccion de estos manuscritos se ha propuesto Qairawan en la primera mitad del s.
Other schools in the fray were Um Kulthoom, Al Dair, Yathreb, West Riffa, Sanabis, Al Qairawan, Sitra, Isa Town, Haleema Al Sa'adiya, Al Daih, Zaynab, Al Hekma, Al Rawabi, Sacred Heart and Al Ahd.
A great North African centre of learning in the 9th-10th century was Qairawan, Tunisia, and indeed leaves from the Blue Quran are found in the library of the mosque there.
I will select, from the middle of the book, pages about Qairawan, which contain photos of one of the Aghlabid pools and another of the Great Mosque; then, the Casbah of Algiers and photos of the Ketchaoua Mosque, with its minarets, and the city of Zabid in Yemen, and a photo of the Eastern Shabarek Gate, and the palaces of Wadani, Shanqit and Kshit and the old manuscripts and homes in Mauritania, and the Tadarat Akakus site in Libya, and rock drawings of men dancing, and other geometrical ones in the rock itself.
The bowl, which displays a sparse and striking stylised foliate pattern reminiscent of the tilework in the Great Mosque of Qairawan in Tunisia realised the extraordinary sum of [pounds sterling]713,250, and sold to an anonymous telephone bidder for almost four times the low estimate (lot 60, est.
Bio-bibliographische Notizen aus der Moscheebibliothek von Qairawan.
Acting on information provided by Microsoft Gulf, the Ministry authorized separate raids on establishments operating at the Al Qairawan Complex on Ibn Khaldooon Street.
22) In the rural towns of Qairawan, Haffouz and Makthar, there is a lesser acceptance of this notion (30.
Previously, the troops liberated the remaining villages in the vicinity of Qairawan, a main ISIL bastion which links between Tal Afar town and the Syrian borders, and Ba'aj, after the troops announced full liberation of Qairawan.