'Ilam-en-nas: Historical Tales and Anecdotes of the Time of the Early Khalifahs

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Alice M. Clerk
Henry S. King & Company, 1873 - 293 halaman
Historical tales and anecdotes of the time of the early Khalîfahs. Translated from the Arabic and annotated, by Mrs. Godfrey Clerk.
 

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Halaman 190 - Koran was sent down from heaven, a direction unto men, and declarations of direction, and the distinction between good and evil. Therefore let him among you who shall be present in this month fast the same month ; but he who shall be sick, or on a journey, shall fast the like number of other days.
Halaman 77 - Modad, and accustomed himself to their manner of living and language, his descendants became blended with them into one nation. The uncertainty of the descents between Ismael and Adnan, is the reason why they seldom trace their genealogies higher than the latter, whom they acknowledge as father of their tribes ; the descents from him downwards being pretty certain and uncontroverted.
Halaman 10 - What tapestry does he sit upon?" "Justice and equity." " What is his throne ? " " Abstinence and true knowledge." "What is his treasure?
Halaman 101 - Abraham, and putting him into an engine (which some suppose to have been of the devil's invention), shot him into the midst of the fire, from which he was preserved by the angel Gabriel, who was sent to his assistance ; the fire burning only the cords with which he was bound.
Halaman 117 - If a man or a woman steal, cut off their hands,* in retribution for that which they have committed ; this is an exemplary punishment appointed by God ; . and God is mighty and wise.
Halaman 70 - Mohammed's company, and having once invited him to an entertainment, the prophet refused to taste of his meat unless he would profess Islam ; which accordingly he did. Soon after...
Halaman 68 - After Adam's death, his son Seth built a house in the same form, of stones and clay, which being destroyed by the deluge, was rebuilt by Abraham and Ismael,* at God's command, in the place where the former had stood, and after the same model, they being directed therein by revelation.
Halaman 157 - They used to value themselves excessively on account of the nobility of their families, and so many disputes happened on that occasion, that it is no wonder if they took great pains in settling their descents. What knowledge they had of the stars was gathered from long experience, and not from any regular study, or astronomical rules.
Halaman 67 - Keblah for six or seven months; but either finding the Jews too intractable, or despairing otherwise to gain the pagan Arabs, who could not forget their respect to the temple of Mecca, he ordered that prayers for the future should be towards the last.
Halaman 141 - Thou sayst well," said he, and going out in haste, told the Ansaris, "The damsel of the tribe 1 consenteth; but she requireth a dowry worthy herself. Who engageth for this ?" " I,

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