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Siffīn (Arabic: صِفّین) is an area in the west of al-Raqqa (the left bank of Euphrates River in the north of Syria). This area is located between al-Raqqa and Balis; the Battle of Siffin was occurred in this area.[1]

According to the contemporary archaeologists' researches, Siffin is now at the same place of Abu Hurayra village which is in the west of al-Thawra city and approximately 55 km west of al-Raqqa.[2]

See Also


  1. Al-Istakhri, al-Masalik wa l-mamalik, P.54; Al-Hamawi, Mu'jam al-buldan, vol.3 p.414; Al-Baghdadi, Marasid al-ittila' , vol.2 p.846
  2. Rayhawi, Taqrir, p.66


  • Istakhri, Ibrahim b. Muhammad al-. Al-Masalik wa l-mamalik. Beirut: Dar al-Qalam.
  • Hamawi, Yaqut al-.Mu'jam al-buldan. Beirut: Dar Sadir.
  • Baghdadi, 'Abd al-Mu'min al-. Marasid al-ittila' . Beirut: Dar al-Jayl.
  • Al-Rayhawi, Taqrir ula hawl inqadh al-athar fi mantaqa sad al-furat.