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Who is Al-Wathiq?

Al-Wathiq: Abu Jaffar Harun Al-Wathiq ibn Mutasim .

  • also known as Al-Wāthiq bi-'llāh
  • born on (1204 years ago), child of Al-Mu'tasim
  • religion: Islam
  • parent of Al-Muhtadi
  • died on (1168 years ago)

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Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (2009)

by Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair

Al-Mutasim's suc- cessor, al-Wathiq (r. 842–7), built the Haruni Palace, which has been identified with the site of al-Quwair in the flood-plain of the Tigris, partially flooded since the construction of a barrage in the 1950s. The military cantonments (qatī a) outside the central area all follow a similar pattern: a palace, sev- eral lesser residences, a ceremonial avenue and a grid of streets. Most were not walled. The troops were quartered in houses rather than barracks, and al- Mutasim ...

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