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:For the Berber tribe with the same name, see Libu

Rabu' is located in Syria
Location in Syria
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Country  Syria
Governorate Hama
District Masyaf
Subdistrict Masyaf
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,288
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
City Qrya Pcode C3343

Rabu′ (Arabic: ربعو‎‎, also spelled Rabho) is a Syrian village located in the Masyaf Subdistrict in Masyaf District, located west of Hama. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Rabu′ had a population of 2,288 in the 2004 census.[1]

Rabu' is the site of the ancient Assyrian fortress town of Aribna, part of Lubama. It was where the Assyrian emperor Ashurnasirpal I lodged when the Lukuti area was ravaged.[2]

The tomb of a holy man who was widely venerated in the Masyaf area is located in Rabu'. According to local folklore, "only a man with a clear conscience" could pass through its entrance.[2]


  1. "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2014-07-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Boulanger, 1966, p. 369.