Bilad Al Qadeem
Bilad Al Qadeem (Arabic: بلاد القديم auld coonty) is a toun in Bahrain. It haes nou been incorporatit intae a suburb o Manama an is situatit next tae Zinj. Prior tae the Portuguese invasion in 1519 it served as the caipital o Bahrain an did so again later durin Safavid rule in the seiventeent century. It wis traditionally a centre for Usuli theological thocht an haed a lang staundin rivalry wi the Akhbari centre o Diraz.