Bābil

, Volume 1

The name of an ancient Mesopotamian city in presentday Iraq, mentioned once in the Qurʾān (Q 2:102) as the abode of Hārūt and Mārūt, two fallen angels (see Angels). The context in which Bābil is mentioned is the attitude of the Children of Isrāʾīl (q.v.) toward the Qurʾān and the Prophet, upon him blessings and…

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