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see FatimidFatimid
or Fatimite
, dynasty claiming to hold the caliphate on the basis of descent from Fatima, a daughter of Muhammad the Prophet. In doctrine the Fatimids were related to other Shiite sects.
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In the middle of the 11th century, Nestorian physician, 'Ubaidallah Ibn Buhtisu wrote the Arabic book that translates as Book on the Prohibition from Burying the Living, a medical analysis of the intricate state known as apparent death.
"The airport will be a shortcut to tourists as well as the investors who seek investment in the area." said Ubaidallah Dawood, the General Director of Tourism in Duhok province, adding that people will have an easier way to travel around the world through the airport.
The alleged smuggler killed by Israeli forces and whose body is due to be returned via Al-Oja crossing was identified as 18 year-old Salman Attiya Salman Ubaidallah of the Tiyaha tribe.
Ubaidallah Al Ghamdi, President of the Arabian Fuels Technology Center said, "This GCC Forum is the main event in the Region and is the result of a joint effort between the Leading Into-Plane Refueling Companies.