Ed Dahi

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Ed Dahi
דַחִי
لدحي
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • standard דַחִי
Nabi Dahi, the shrine for Dahia Bin Khalifa al-Kalbei
Nabi Dahi, the shrine for Dahia Bin Khalifa al-Kalbei
Ed Dahi is located in Israel
Ed Dahi
Ed Dahi
Coordinates: 32°37′16.1″N 35°20′36.56″E / 32.621139°N 35.3434889°E / 32.621139; 35.3434889Coordinates: 32°37′16.1″N 35°20′36.56″E / 32.621139°N 35.3434889°E / 32.621139; 35.3434889
Council Bustan al-Marj
Population (2006) 556

Ed Dahi, also known as ad-Dahi (Arabic: الدحي‎) or simply Dahi (Hebrew: דַחִי‎) is an Arab village in north-eastern Israel. Located adjacent to Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bustan al-Marj Regional Council. The village is situated at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level.[1] In 2006 it had a population of 556.

History[edit]

The village was named after Dahia Bin Khalifa al-Kalbei, who according to Islamic tradition, was a friend of the prophet Muhammad. Dahia, an ambassador of Muhammad, attempted to convert Byzantine emperor Heraclius to Islam. According to local tradition, Dahia was killed and buried in the site of the village.[1]

During the British rule, at the time of the 1931 census, there were 16 inhabited houses in Ed Dahi for a population of 87 Muslims.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dahei Bustan al-Marj Regional Council.
  2. ^ E. Mills, ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. p. 73. 

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