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Ḥunayn (Arabic: حُنَین) is a valley in northeast of Mecca, between Wadi l-Sharayi' and Wadi Yad'an.[1] This area is located 10 miles away from Mecca.[2]

After the Conquest of Mecca in 8/629, there happens a battle between the Holy Prophet (s) and pagans which is well known as the Battle of Hunayn.


  1. Fuʿād Ḥamza, Qalb jazīrat al-ʿarab, p. 276.
  2. Bakrī, Muʿjam mā istaʿjam min asmāʿ al-bilād wa al-mawāḍiʿ, vol. 2 p. 471.


  • Bakrī, ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz. Muʿjam mā istaʿjam min asmāʿ al-bilād wa al-mawāḍiʿ. Beirut: Muṣṭafā Saqqā, 1403/1983
  • Fuʿād Ḥamza. Qalb jazīrat al-ʿarab. Riyadh: 1352/1933