Dedication

In: Waqf in Zaydī Yemen
Author: Eirik Hovden
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If Ṣanʿāʾ was destroyed, the waqf could rebuild it,

but if the waqf was destroyed, Ṣanʿāʾ could not revive it1

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Idhā kharibat Ṣanʿāʾ aqāmahā al-waqf wa-idhā khariba al-waqf lam tuqimhu Ṣanʿāʾ. Jamāl al-Dīn ʿAlī b. ʿAbdallāh b. al-Qāsim al-Shihārī, Waṣf Ṣanʿāʾ: Mustall min kitāb al-manshūrāt al-jalīya, ed. ʿAbdallāh b. Muḥammad al-Ḥibshī (Sanaa: al-Markaz al-Faransī li-l-Dirāsāt al-Yamaniyya, 1993), 71. See also Tim Macintosh-Smith, City of Divine and Earthly Joys: The Description of San’a (American Institute for Yemeni Studies and The Middle East Studies Association of North America, 2001), 19–20.

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