6th of Rabi` I.) at Balkh, in Khorasan, where his family had resided from time immemorial.
Al-Rabi al-Khatharni, I67I 68 (784785).
In the valleys of the Waksh and Pro- and the Surkhab to the north of Darwaz, which form an important part of the province of Karategin, maple, ash, hawthorn, pistachio, and juniper grow freely in the mountain forests, and beetroot, kohl rabi, and other vegetables are widely cultivated.
They belonged for the greater part to the Rabi t a, who always stood more or less aloof from the other Arabs, and had a particular grudge against the Modar.
- As soon as Mansur was dead, Rabi`, his client and chamberlain, induced all the princes and generals who accompanied the caliph, to take the oath of allegiance to his son Mahommed al-Mandi, who was then at Bagdad.
Irritated by this failure, the caliph in 781 sent Harun, accompanied by his chamberlain Rabi`, with an army of nearly ioo,000 men, with orders to carry the war to the very gates of Constantinople.
Rabi` got his place.
Rabi`, with the view of gaining the new caliph's confidence, hastened to call together all the troops of the late caliph and to lead them back to Bagdad, in order to place them in the hands of the new sovereign, Amin.
Rabi` to select Ali, knowing that the dislike felt towards him by the Khorasanians would double their strength in fighting against him.
The course of tillage comprises two principal harvests: the kharif, or autumn crops, sown in June and reaped in October or November; and the rabi, or spring crops, sown in October or November, and reaped in March or April.
Rabi`, the chief promoter of the terrible civil war which had so lately shaken the empire.