The History of the Saracens: Comprising the Lives of Mohammed and His Successors, to the Death of Abdalmelik, the Eleventh Caliph. With an Account of Their Most Remarkable Battles, Sieges, Revolts, &c. Collected from Authentic Sources, Especially Arabic Mss

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215 페이지 - The naked robbers of the desert were suddenly enriched beyond the measure of their hope or knowledge. Each chamber revealed a new treasure secreted with art, or ostentatiously displayed; the gold and silver, the various wardrobes and precious furniture, surpassed (says Abulfeda) the estimate of fancy or numbers ; and another historian defines the untold and almost infinite mass, by the fabulous computation of three thousands of thousands of thousands of pieces of gold.
262 페이지 - I have taken," said Amrou to the caliph, " the great city of the West. It is impossible for me to enumerate the variety of its riches and beauty ; and I shall content myself with observing, that it contains four thousand palaces, four thousand baths, four 1 undred theatres or places of amusement, twelve thousand shops for the sale of vegetable food, and forty thousand tributary Jews.
45 페이지 - Medina, the army removing by night, Ayesha, on the road, alighted from her camel, and stepped aside on a private occasion: but, on her return, perceiving she had dropped her necklace, which was of onyxes of Dhafar, she went back to look for it; and in the meantime her attendants, taking it for granted, that she was got into her pavilion (or little tent surrounded with curtains, wherein women are carried in the east) set it again on the camel, and led it away.
50 페이지 - But others tell a longer fable; that the angels expressing their surprise at the wickedness of the sons of Adam, after prophets had been sent to them with divine commissions, God bid them choose two out of their own number to be sent down to be judges on earth. Whereupon they pitched upon...
94 페이지 - Cut down no fruit trees, nor do any mischief to cattle, only such as you kill to eat. When you make any covenant or articles, stand to it, and be as good as your word.
34 페이지 - Koran to be taken out of the spoil before it be divided among the captors, is declared to belong to GOD, and to the apostle and his kindred, and the orphans, and the poor...
93 페이지 - This is to acquaint you that I intend to send the true believers into Syria to take it out of the hands of the infidels. And I would have you know, that the fighting for religion is an act of obedience to God.
68 페이지 - He said ten books had been given to Adam, fifty to Seth, thirty to Enoch, and ten to Abraham. Afterward the Pentateuch was revealed to Moses, the Psalms to David, the Gospel to Jesus, and the Koran to him. He says : " We make no difference between that which God has taught us, and that which Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, the twelve tribes, Moses, and Jesus, have learned of the Lord.
73 페이지 - He is too holy to be subject to change, or any local motion; neither do any accidents dwell in him nor any contingencies befall him, but he abides through all generations with his glorious attributes, free from all danger of dissolution.
385 페이지 - Sheddad; and when their father perished, they reigned conjointly over the countries after him, and there was no one of the Kings of the earth who was not subject to them. And Shedeed the son of 'Ad died: so his brother Sheddad ruled alone over the earth after him. He was fond of reading the ancient books; and when he met with the description of the world to come...

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