Nahrawan sentence example

nahrawan
  • Of these canals the best known, and probably the greatest, was the Nahrawan, which, leaving the Tigris, on its eastern side, above Samarra, over loo m.
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  • The Kharijites who had opposed 'Ali on the ground that he had no right to allow the appeal to arbitration, were defeated at Nahrawan or Nahrwan (658), but those who escaped became fierce propagandists against the Koreish, some claiming that the caliph should be chosen by the Faithful from any tribe of the Arabs, some that there should be no caliph at all, that God alone was their ruler and that the government should be carried on by a council.
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  • He succeeded in disposing of them without difficulty at the battle of Nahrawan, but in his success he lost the soul of his following.
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  • The caliph therefore wrote to Tahir to meet him at Nahrawan, where he was received with the greatest honour.
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