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Asad Ghanma has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Bashir II[edit]

Hi hbb, sorry for the late reply it was a super busy weekend. I will do a quick search in the coming days but we have to be careful with the sources. ~ Elias Z. (talkallam) 23:17, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

@Elie plus: No sweat, take your time y'akhi. Let me know whatever RS you could find. Happy Easter --Al Ameer (talk) 23:28, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
Clue 1: I have the names of some of the master stonemasons who worked on the Beiteddine palace. here, this is an excerpt of this book. More to follow. I know of at least four palaces built by the Emir, two for himself and two for his sons. I will search where I read this information. three of those palaces survive, all three are in the Beiteddine area. The main and most opulent of these is Beiteddine itself, the second one is said to be built as a summer retreat (others say for his dowager) it survives now as the summer retreat of the archbishop of saida. the third one to survive is Mir amin palace, now a hotel ([1] pics), i tried to find the residence of Bashir's other son, I think it's in ruin in some part of the valley, have to ask locals -~ Elias Z. (talkallam) 13:27, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
@Elie plus: Cool, let me know if you can get your hands on some sources. By the way, I just saw the Arabic wiki page for Bashir, and I think it shows those four palaces you mentioned. Do you know if the sources that the Arabic page cites for Bashir's architectural legacy are available online? --Al Ameer (talk) 17:04, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
The arabic page mentions only Beiteddine palace. The article names Rustum and Youssef Moujaes as "famous stonemasons" (the ones mentioned in the above book). The Arabic version's tone is, like most articles on the arabic version written in a pompous and inadequate tone. Some of the passages are taken from a school textbook. Usable passages explain why Bashir decided to move his residence from Deir el Qamar: the Deir al Qamar palaces (Fakhreddin and others) were too small to accommodate him and the members of his court. Deir el Qamar was home for the Baz family and their supporters and he had killed two of the family heads. The town also harbored rival feudal lords such as the Nakads. The text says that he bought the hill over which he built the palace and drew water from Safa spring (Nabeh es-Safa) which he also bought; he appointed Khalil Attieh al-Dimashqi to oversee the works of drawing that spring's water to the palace (the palace had no water source). There is a common folk tale that says that a madman called "Akhwat Shanay" (the madman of Shanay- a town in the shouf) gave the prince the idea of drawing water into the palace by building a canal. The prince assigned to his male followers two days of unpaid labor per year for the construction of the canal. Another folk tale says that he cut of the hands of the masons which is not true according to the source. I will have to search for this source to verify all those passages but nowhere does the Ar text mention the other palaces. ~ Elias Z. (talkallam) 05:41, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
@Elie plus: Thanks for the clarifications. I'll research the palaces further, hopefully google books has something we could use. My feeling is that there's more info available in French and Arabic sources. --Al Ameer (talk) 19:18, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
I will help with this I promise; I will find the time. ~ Elias Z. (talkallam) 20:32, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Banu Kanz[edit]

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Hi[edit]

Hi again, I had a question and I was not sure who to ask.. I was considering creating an article with the name of Operation Martyr Muath [2], should it have an article of its own or combined with Muath Al-Kasasbeh article? I considered this cause there's alot of information to add, including; public and international response, human rights organizations opinion, ISIS casualties, the female American hostage killed, targeted sites, etc.. Makeandtoss (talk) 10:28, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

@Makeandtoss: The operation is notable in itself so it could warrant a separate article. If you could provide a sufficient amount of reliably sourced material, I'd say go for it. You might want to create draft page first, i.e. User:Makeandtoss/Operation Martyr Muath, and then move it to mainspace. --Al Ameer (talk) 16:59, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Ibn al-Sal'us[edit]

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Features Articles[edit]

Hi Al Ameer, I'm looking for some advice and thought i'd ask you given your record of bringing WP:Palestine related articles up the formal quality scale. Since you've worked on many GAs and DYKs, but haven't worked on an FA since 2007, do you view the latter as simply too time consuming to achieve? I have just brought Balfour Declaration to GA, and am debating whether I should try to go for the next step. Oncenawhile (talk) 20:01, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

@Oncenawhile: GA reviews are less arduous, involve one reviewer, but still require an article to be high quality i.e. comprehensive but focused, fully sourced to RS, good prose, written objectively, stable, etc. FAC's are another ballgame. The requirements are similar, but have to be near-perfect and require several reviewers to agree that it meets the highest standards. It could be exhaustive, but well worth it, since at the end of the process you have a really fantastic article and a Main Page feature. But indeed, the amount of time needed on an FA would prevent me from working on so many other articles that I'd love to improve, so I'm generally satisfied with DYKs and GAs. Just nominated Hasan al-Kharrat, but that article is small and the subject is really limited to one year of history, so the process hasn't been as exhaustive. I'd encourage you to work toward an FA for Balfour Declaration even if it takes time, because of the subject's obvious importance to the history of Palestine and the Middle East. You need to take a real good look at the FA requirements and, if possible, find FAs about similar documents to compare. --Al Ameer (talk) 23:13, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement. I will do some more research and figure out if I can make the time.
Re al-Kharrat, that's a great article. It was an enjoyable read, and very interesting! Oncenawhile (talk) 20:55, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
@Oncenawhile: Good luck ;) And thanks, glad you liked it. --Al Ameer (talk) 21:24, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Al-Mansur Abu Bakr[edit]

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Feel like making an article about a Palestinian poet?[edit]

When creating the article for Musmus, few sources stated that a "well known" or a "legendary" poet named Rashid Hussein was born in that village. I couldn't find an article in English or Hebrew for that. I might make a stub with what I can find soon. I you have any knowlege about him, tell me (and of course if there's an article for him that I missed).--Bolter21 (talk to me) 08:52, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
I started a stub article (link=Rashid Hussein), I don't know if I will work on it too much, but there are sources. I belive you are more interested than me on this topic, so you would do a great job. Anyways, thanks for your edits on Musmus!--Bolter21 (talk to me) 09:22, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

He Bolter, no problem. Found a couple sources about the man, who I never heard of before you mentioned him. And thanks for re-establishing Musmus. That was one of the first articles I worked on, but it was a less-than basic stub and we decided to merge it into Ma'ale Iron. I'm glad you found the material necessary to give it its own page again. I think Huldra might have some sources on it too. Cheers, --Al Ameer (talk) 19:10, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
For sources for Musmus -history, see: Talk:Ma'ale_Iron#Musmus, Cheers, Huldra (talk) 20:46, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Nice collection, thanks. --Al Ameer (talk) 03:36, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Oh mighty Al Ameer son! I made another article for another village, named Zalafa. You did a good job in improving my awfull language in the Musmus article, so I invite you to do so in the new article.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 17:25, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

@Bolter21: Haha will do ;) Thanks for taking the initiative with these villages. --Al Ameer (talk) 17:37, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Banu Kanz[edit]

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:46, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Sahwat al-Khudr[edit]

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:11, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Population updates[edit]

Hello Al Ameer son. I see you are updating the populations of some places in Israel. I've developed a template that does this automatically ({{Israel populations}}), and have been (slowly) adding it to articles. You add it like this. When the CBS add the new populations, we just update the template, and it updates all the articles. The "correct" names to use can be found in the template, or in my sandbox (you have to use the same name as the template to get it to display). Hope that it explains it well enough? Cheers, Number 57 20:46, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

@Number 57: Well that's a nifty way to do it. I'll go back and add the template to the articles I already updated. Cheers ;) --Al Ameer (talk) 20:52, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Hey Number 57 I'm having trouble with towns that have a hyphen in their name like Majd al-Krum (Majd Al-Kurum), Daliyat al-Karmel and Jadeidi-Makr (Judeide-Maker). Even when I remove the hyphen, there's still no population. Do you know how to fix this? --Al Ameer (talk) 20:12, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
It seems that inside the template (you can see here) any word directly after a hyphen is lower case, so it should have been Majd Al-kurum (I've done that article). Does that solve the problem? Apologies about that. Number 57 20:23, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
@Number 57: Yep that fixed it. Thanks for the clarification, and for creating the template by the way, very convenient. --Al Ameer (talk) 20:32, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
No problem, I meant to do it years ago but never quite worked out how it could be done, but I came across a template that worked in a similar way and twigged! As you say, it's very convenient, and once we've finished adding it to all articles, we can update the population on 1,000+ articles in a single edit. Number 57 20:44, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Urman, Syria[edit]

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 10:37, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Harran, as-Suwayda[edit]

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Chithari Hamza Musliyar[edit]

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Requesting language improve again[edit]

Hey, I made this edit adding a lot of new information to the Zalafa article (the one near Musmus) but I feel like the language there is not good. Could you do your magic? (If you need help in understanding what I wrote, ask)

Also, is there are place to ask people to imrpove the langauge? I don't like asking the same people repeatedly..--Bolter21 (talk to me) 23:01, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

@Bolter21: Made some copyedits, still needs a bit of clarifying though. I'll detail those points at the talk page a little later. As for copyedit requests, there is the Guild of Copy Editors, but requests there usually take a while to fulfill. The Guild should probably be reserved for those articles you intend to nominate for higher status, but that's up to you. For little things like the above request, you could just ask fellow editors you're familiar with, including myself. --Al Ameer (talk) 18:08, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Take a look[edit]

Could you please take a look at this? It might have far-fetching consequences, Huldra (talk) 21:43, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ismail al-Atrash[edit]

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Request for copy editing again[edit]

Since you said last time you can do it, I made some expansions in the Ma'ale Iron's History section. Unfortunately the sources are all in Hebrew, so if you need clairification ask me. Also if you don't want me to ask you to help with copyediting for whatever reason, say.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 19:55, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

@Bolter21: No problem, these are pretty minor copyediting requests so no sweat. It might take me a day or two to get to them sometimes though. Cheers and keep up the good work --Al Ameer (talk) 23:38, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
I am glad to hear it. Thanks for the c/e and also congrats for the DYK. Even though I technically started the article, the whole credit belongs to you. I did not expect such quick creation of a very informative article!--Bolter21 (talk to me) 00:10, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Rashid Hussein[edit]

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:27, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Al-Atrash[edit]

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DYK for Ismail al-Atrash[edit]

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DYK for Al Hamdan[edit]

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Governors[edit]

I was just looking at this page Wikipedia:WikiProject Palestine/Article drafts/Governors of Gaza and Jaffa that has been dormant for about 7 years. A lot of articles have been progressed on this topic now - do you think it's ready to move back to the mainspace? Oncenawhile (talk) 16:36, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

@Oncenawhile: I forgot that existed. Actually, I started a List of rulers of Gaza article a while back that should include all the people on the draft list. I'll delete the draft from my user space. --Al Ameer (talk) 17:48, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Admiration[edit]

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I just saw Muhanna ibn Isa and the genealogy photo you made. Im really thankful that you are editing and expanding the articles about the history of our Levant and hope to be able to help soon (after my exams). Cheers.--Attar-Aram syria (talk) 10:03, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you Attar and thanks for introducing the Al Fadl subject. This tribe has a very long history of influence in Syria of which I had been completely unaware just a few months ago. Looking forward to your speedy return and future collaboration. Good luck with your exams, salaamat. --Al Ameer (talk) 18:48, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Isa ibn Muhanna[edit]

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Al Fadl pdf[edit]

Hi, I can send you a full text pdf of:

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@Worldbruce: Thank you! That book's a gem for the Ottoman history of the Levant. Glad to see you have it and I look forward to using it as soon as possible. I just sent you an email, hope it reaches you. --Al Ameer (talk) 18:21, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
I haven't received your email yet, which is not a good sign. I've had no trouble receiving emails from other requesters, so you might want to try again or try a different email account. --Worldbruce (talk) 20:02, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
@Worldbruce: I've tried it again, hoping it works this time. This has happened before when I used EmailUser so there must be some kind of problem on my end. If you didn't receive it, I'll look into what's going on and ping you again. Thanks for your patience, cheers --Al Ameer (talk) 16:17, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately I still didn't receive anything. I don't know how to navigate the trouble ticket system, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that there's a long-standing issue with certain email provider accounts (Yahoo! mail?) not always working with Wikipedia. Whatever provider you're using, it might be worth trying a different major one - hotmail, gmail, or whatnot. --Worldbruce (talk) 14:12, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
@Worldbruce: Yea that makes sense (I use Yahoo). Just created a gmail account, hoping this time it'll work. Let me know if you get it. Cheers --Al Ameer (talk) 20:51, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

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Question about Hamulas[edit]

Hello, if I recall correct, you are an Israeli Arab. I don't know if it's only a Levantine thing or an Arab thing but it"ll be stupid to ask if you know about hamula. My question is, how do you say hamula in English? Until now I used the term clan. Since I am working on Arab villages with various hamulas and the matter doesn't have an article, I need a name that more English speakers will understand. I don't want to use "family" for obvious reasons. Also, how long can Wikipedia stand the non-existance of an article about one of the most fundemental things in Arab societies? The hamula. I like writing hamula.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 22:33, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Hey Bolter. The hamula is indeed the rough equivalent of a "clan". I was actually going to create an article on hamula, but never got to starting it since my focus is always wandering. See User:Al Ameer son/Drafts#Hamula for some sources I collected. I don't know when I'll get to work on this article, but feel free to start it if you wish. I'll be glad to help but can't promise when. --Al Ameer (talk) 23:41, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

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Ottoman Land Code of 1858[edit]

Dear User:Al Ameer son, I saw where you removed "Category:History of Palestine (region)" and replaced it with "Category:Ottoman Palestine". My question to you is whether or not it is better to have both categories, since the article also relates to Palestinian regional history in a general way?Davidbena (talk) 21:14, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

@Davidbena: That's fine with me. I'm just trying to clean up/organize the "History" category and sub-categories as much as possible. --Al Ameer (talk) 21:16, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks.Davidbena (talk) 21:18, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

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A chance to win $1000 for contributing articles on Africa. If interested sign up in participants section!♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:22, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Great initiative doc! I've been busy these past couple weeks, but I'll try my hand at this if time allows. Cheers, --Al Ameer (talk) 20:49, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

If you and Huldra are interested we could extend it to Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:35, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: That'd be awesome, especially if we could also include Iraq since it's a terribly weak subject here as well. Always wished there were more users to edit this general topic area. I'm on board ;) Also looking forward to participating in the upcoming North Africa drive. --Al Ameer (talk) 17:12, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
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Ottoman Jordan[edit]

Would it be appropriate to have a separate "Ottoman Jordan" article? Or is there too little information to add? --Makeandtoss (talk) 18:02, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Hey Makeandtoss. Excuse me for the late reply, been busy lately. In principle, I don't see anything wrong with having an article called "History of Jordan under the Ottoman Empire" if there's sufficient information. However, because the current section is so small, I'm not sure if having a separate article is warranted. The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to create a draft called User:Makeandtoss/Ottoman Jordan and see what kind of article you could build from available sources. If it's substantial enough, then create an article. If not, just move what you have in the draft to the Ottoman section. --Al Ameer (talk) 16:05, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
Would you know if there are similar articles? So I can try to determine if a separate article would be appropriate. --Makeandtoss (talk) 16:14, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
For the Levantine countries, there are no similar articles yet. For Palestine, see History of Palestine#Ottoman era. It's extensive, but still missing important information for the late 19th century period. I was going to separate it from the article, but got distracted with other subjects. There's an Ottoman Syria article, but it's about the Levant and its scope is uncertain. The fact that other Levantine regions with far more recorded history under the Ottomans than Jordan do not currently have their own "Ottoman history" articles makes me think that expanding the section, instead of creating a separate article, is the better choice, at least for the time being. --Al Ameer (talk) 16:39, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Districts of south Lebanon[edit]

Hi, I have been trying to clean up a bit on Lebanon-articles lately, there are some problems:

On this map (which is typically linked from on all/most placed in Lebanon,) the South Governorate stretches quite far east. But if you look at the southern most part of that Governorate, that is: the Tyre District...it is much smaller.

It looks as if the Bint Jbeil District in that larger map is in the South Governorate, while it is now in Nabatieh Governorate (alas, not in its map!) Huldra (talk) 22:59, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

I am not sure if that is supposed to be a question or a notice, but:
1) The correct version is the one where the southern district is only in the West (confirmed with Google Maps, Open Street Map, Localiban and some old IDF maps I have on my pc)
2) I think this is an oppertunity to ask NordNordWest, the creator of this map to try and fix it. I woulddo it myself but my SVG editing skills can be compared to the US elections candidates.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 23:55, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
No problem, I will fix it. NNW (talk) 07:53, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
User:NordNordWest: Thanks! Note that the maps used in South Governorate and Nabatieh Governorate also needs updating. Also, the pushpin map used in the template on places like Deyrintar: how do you update them? Huldra (talk) 09:06, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
Pushpin maps like Deyrintar are already correct now because they use file:Lebanon adm location map.svg. If you still see the old map you have to empty your browser cache. The locator maps have to be updated, too, but that needs some time. I cannot do this while I am at work. :o) NNW (talk) 09:14, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
User:NordNordWest: You are right; thanks. I assume that with "locator maps" you mean things like File:South_in_Lebanon.svg and File:Nabatiye_in_Lebanon.svg? Huldra (talk) 09:26, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, that are locator maps (not to be confused with location maps for Template:Location map). NNW (talk) 09:27, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
User:NordNordWest: Ok, thanks. I am 100% ignorant about these maps.... Huldra (talk) 09:36, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
The locator maps are corrected now. NNW (talk) 18:04, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
User:NordNordWest: Thanks!! Huldra (talk) 20:18, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi, still cleaning up the southern Lebanese villages... Hebbariye, Rachaya Al Foukhar and Chebaa (Hasbaiya) all have pictures on commons; however, all the pictures are too big (=includes text). My present computer don´t seem to have (an easy!) way to cut these pictures down, do you? Huldra (talk) 22:42, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Hey @Huldra: Thank you for your efforts here, and no problem, I'll crop them tomorrow. Cheers --Al Ameer (talk) 02:19, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
@Huldra: Sory for the delay, this was the best cropping I could do with basic software: File:Rachaya al-Foukhara.jpg, File:Hebbariyeh.jpg, File:Chebaa Hasbaiya stencil cropped.jpg. Regards, --Al Ameer (talk) 22:51, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
Thats great, thanks a lot! (I used to have that basic software...but after a recent update I cannot find it (!) ...oh well....) Huldra (talk) 23:02, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

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Numayrid Infobox[edit]

Numayrids
النميريون

990-1081
 

Capital Harran
Languages Arabic
Religion Majority:
Islam
Government Emirate
Amir
 •  990-1019 Waththāb ibn Sābiq al-Numayrī
 •  1019-1040 Shabīb ibn Waththāb
 •  1040 Muṭaʿin ibn Waththāb
 •  1040-1063 Manīʿ ibn Shabīb
Historical era Era
 •  Independence from Hamdanids 990
 •  Lost of Edessa 1031
 •  Fatimid Vassalage 1038
 •  Abbasid Allegiance 1060
 •  Uqaylids Entrance and later Seljuks 1081
Currency Dirham, Dinar
Today part of  Turkey
 Syria

I see you were working on the page and it lacked an Infobox Alexis Ivanov (talk) 20:46, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

@Alexis Ivanov: Haha thank you my friend. I just added it with some minor amendments. I never know what kind of infobox to add to these articles about petty medieval states(?), dynasties, tribes, etc. --Al Ameer (talk) 21:02, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

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Numayrids[edit]

Hi Al Ameer son,

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I saw your request for a map for the article on the Numayrids; if you still need one, I'll be happy to try and make one. Ro4444 (talk) 20:33, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

@Ro4444: No problem friend I know you're busy. Yes I would love if you could a create a map for the Numayrids. Would you like to continue this conversation here or at Talk:Numayrid dynasty? --Al Ameer (talk) 20:43, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
@Ro4444: I highly doubt you can create a map for this Numayrids, with all due respect and as a big fan of your maps, I mean the only thing you can do is outline the Byzantine-Numayrid border at Edessa and it's surrounding , but I'm interesting in seeing this work. Alexis Ivanov (talk) 21:56, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
@Alexis Ivanov: Don't see why a map could not be made. During the peak of Mani' ibn Shabib's reign, they held several cities and fortresses in the Diyar Mudar (Harran, Saruj, al-Raqqa, Qal'at Najm, Qal'at Ja'bar/Dawsar, al-Rahba, al-Qarqisiyah) and ostensibly the pastures/lands between and surrounding those places. --Al Ameer (talk) 22:17, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Between the Khabur and Euphrates river as border, maybe you can make a map. Alexis Ivanov (talk) 22:35, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
@Alexis Ivanov: I likewise think it is possible to make a map of this dynasty. As Al Ameer says, throughout its history it controlled several cities in a relatively contiguous and stable district; unlike some other tribal dynasties this one seems to have remained entrenched where they were in this period.
@Al Ameer son: I've been doing some work on this map, using a tentative date of right after al-Basasiri's death when the Numayrids seized Qarqisiya and al-Rahba. I have been having some trouble with it though; the problem being that the area controlled by the Numayrids is so small that it's hard to establish sufficient context. There also is a relative lack of information that can reliably be placed on the map. Since this would be such a small map, the borders would have to be given in a rather high level of detail, but outside of major cities historians of the period make few references to specific localities and who controlled them, for example I couldn't find any references to the Khabur region at this time. I initially tried to get around this by zooming the map out over a greater area and turning it into a map of the political entities of the entire Jazira, but that quickly ran into problems as well; the Uqaylids were significantly more nomadic in this time, and although a core area of their territories could be reasonably drawn, where exactly their "rule" began and ended in central Iraq seems extremely difficult to figure out. It may take me some time to create something that I'm reasonably happy with. If you have any suggestions or guidance, I'd be happy to take it. Ro4444 (talk) 21:49, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
@Ro4444: I'm a big fan of your work so if you can do it, it will be great. Also I recommend Professor Ian Mladjov who I have contacted before, he got some highly detailed maps of the Caucasia region late 10th century all the way mid eleventh century, check it out. https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/imladjov/maps ctrl+f "Caucasia c. 999" and the two maps below, I have also seen some maps low quality maps made by some Arab guy, but as far the concern should go the map would be small, the only reason you should make this map is if you make a map for the surrounding states. Alexis Ivanov (talk) 22:08, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
Hi Ro, I've been busy but I've also been giving this some thought. Since I was gonna request another map showing the Mirdasids' domain during the peak of Salih ibn Mirdas's reign (ca. 1026), maybe we could a kill a few birds with one stone, i.e. depict the Bedouin emirates of the Mirdasids, Numayrids, Jarrahids, Uqaylids, as well as the regional powers (Byzantines, Fatimids, Abbasids) along the lines of Alexis's proposal. The current map we have simply doesn't cut it and is actually inaccurate/simplistic. What are your thoughts? If you think this is the best way to go, we could get into the details of who controlled what at that time; I have a good deal of info about all this. Either way, I think it's very important we have one of your high-quality maps depicting Syria or the wider Mashriq for the early or mid 11th century. As articles on the aforementioned emirates and their rulers improve, such a map will serve as a handy illustrative tool and guide. --Al Ameer (talk) 21:24, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Zufar ibn al-Harith al-Kilabi[edit]

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@BlueMoonset: I know it must be getting old chasing me around for QPQ's, but I appreciate your patience ;) The QPQ's done now, and another for the Numayrid dynasty is on the way. Cheers --Al Ameer (talk) 21:35, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Tughtakin[edit]

Hi well done for finishing off the article on Tughtakin. I spent some time trying to find more material and sources a couple of years ago, but never turned up anything. Glad to see you've done it! Mccapra (talk) 10:41, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

@Mccapra: Thanks! I had it in draft mode since 2012, but forgot about it until finally moving it to mainsapce three years later. Your efforts with the other Ayyubid emirs are also appreciated. More attention is needed for this topic area. --Al Ameer (talk) 18:36, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
@Al Ameer son:Yes I'm looking at this area again now, specifically nuruddin shahanshah and bin al muqaddam. A couple of my ayyubid articles got deleted for the minor rulers as. There wasn't much content to them I guess so I'll do some more research and have another go. All the best. Mccapra (talk) 21:22, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
@Mccapra: Great to hear. Let me know if you need anything, I'm particularly interested in Ibn al-Muqaddam. Cheers --Al Ameer (talk) 21:28, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

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