a.d. 573–634, Muhammad’s father-in-law and successor: first caliph of Mecca 632–634.
- Abu dhabi
a sheikdom in the N United Arab Emirates, on the S coast of the Persian Gulf. the capital of this sheikdom. the capital of the United Arab Emirates. an independent federation in E Arabia, formed in 1971, now comprising seven emirates on the S coast (formerly, Pirate Coast or Trucial Coast) of the Persian Gulf, […]
- Abu hanifa
a.d. 699–767, Islamic scholar and founder of one of the schools of Islamic law.
- Abu hanifah
noun 700–67 ad, Muslim theologian and teacher of jurisprudence
- Abu qir
a village of N Egypt, in the Nile River delta: Battle of the Nile near here (1798).
- Abu simbel
a former village in S Egypt, on the Nile: site of two temples of Ramses II; now inundated by Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam. Historical Examples Only a lizard scuttling over the dark-washed bedroom wall, first cousin to the chameleon you saw at Abu Simbel. Round the Wonderful World G. E. Mitton […]