Hunayn, Saudi Arabia

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Flag of Hunayn
Coat of arms of Hunayn
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Hunayn is located in Saudi Arabia
Location in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 21°26′N 40°21′E / 21.433°N 40.350°E / 21.433; 40.350Coordinates: 21°26′N 40°21′E / 21.433°N 40.350°E / 21.433; 40.350
Country Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Province Makkah
 • Provincial Governor Meshal bin Abdullah Al Saud
Elevation 1,879 m (6,165 ft)
Time zone Arabian Standard Time (UTC+3)

Hunayn (Arabic: حنين‎‎) is a location in the Hijaz, Saudi Arabia, close to the city of Ta’if. It is located between Mecca and Ta’if in the Sarawat Mountains.[1]

The location, on the Road from Meccah to Ta’if Road, is a wide arid valley surrounded by barren, rocky mountains.[2] The Battle of Hunayn took place here.[3][4]

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  1. ^ T. Osborne, A Complete History of the Arabs: From the Birth of Mohammed to the Reduction of Baghdad (1761), p184.
  2. ^ Hunayn Valley, Saudi Arabia.
  3. ^ Quran 9:25–27
  4. ^ The battle of Hunayn, Battle at Hunain, Military History of Islam, in Khalid bin Al-Waleed.