Hunayn, Saudi Arabia

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Flag of Hunayn
Coat of arms of Hunayn
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Location in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 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 Saudi Arabia, close to the city of Ta'if.

Hunayn is located between Mecca and Taif in the Sarawat Mountains.[1] The location, on the Meccah to Taif Road, is a wide arid valley surrounded by barren rocky mountains.[2] The Battle of Hunayn took place here.[3]

See also


  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. The battle of Hunayn, Battle at Hunain, Military History of Islam, in Khalid bin Al-Waleed.