Kharijah

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kharijah

 

an oasis in the Libyan Desert in Egypt, in the muhafazah of New Valley. Extends for almost 150 km from north to south. Population, approximately 17,000 (1970). The oasis’ administrative center is the city of al-Kharijah. The oasis is linked by highway and a narrow-gauge railroad branch line with the Nile Valley. Date palms, olives, rice, and barley are cultivated in the oasis.

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(2) There is a ninth, outermost sphere (kurah kharijah anha muhitah), which defines the edge or boundary of the universe and supposedly contains no star (ghayr mukawkabah), posited to explain the daily motion of the heaven, whereas the motion of the eighth sphere (that of the fixed stars) is said to be due to the precession of the equinoctial points (nugtatd al-itidal).