Annals of the Early Caliphate: From Original Sources

Smith, Elder & Company, 1883 - 470 sider

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Side 141 - Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills...
Side 6 - Oh people ! Now I am Ruler over you, albeit not the best amongst you. If I do well, support me ; if ill, then set me right. Follow the True, wherein is faithfulness ; eschew the False, wherein is treachery. The weaker amongst you shall be as the stronger with me, until that I shall have redressed his wrong ; and the stronger shall be as the weaker, until, if the Lord will, I shall have taken from him that which he hath wrested. Leave not off to fight in the ways of the AH n. Lord ; whosoever leaveth...
Side 176 - The standard of the monarchy was overthrown and captured in the field — a leathern apron of a blacksmith, who, in ancient times, had arisen the deliverer of Persia; but this badge of heroic poverty was disguised, and almost concealed, by a profusion of precious gems.
Side 10 - Slay not the flocks or herds or camels, saving for needful sustenance. Ye may eat of the meat which the men of the land shall bring unto you in their vessels, making mention thereon of the name of the Lord. And the monks with shaven heads, if they submit, leave them unmolested. Now march forward in the name of the Lord, and may He protect you from sword and pestilence...
Side 110 - The battle drew on into the night, but opposition was now in vain. Those that escaped the sword were hurled in a moving mass over the edge into the yawning gulf. " One struggling would draw ten others with him, the free as well as chained." And so, in dire confusion and dismay, the whole multitude perished. The fatal chasm Yacusa engulfed, we are told, 100,000 men.
Side 210 - Sahhara, the rock, sensible of the happiness of bearing the holy burden, depressed itself, and, becoming like soft wax, received the print of his sacred foot upon the upper part towards the south-west border. This print is now covered with a large sort of cage of gilt metal wire, worked in such a manner that the print cannot be seen on account of the darkness within, but it may be touched with the hand, through a hole made on purpose. The believers, after having touched the print, proceed to sanctify...
Side 110 - Sofian, inheriting the spirit of her mother Hind, was severely wounded in an encounter with the enemy. Towards evening the Romans began to falter. Khalid, quickly perceiving that their horse were declining from the infantry, launched his centre as a wedge between the two. The cavalry, with nothing behind them but the precipice, made a fierce charge for their lives ; the Moslem troops opened to let them pass, and so they gained the open country and never again appeared. The Moslems then turned right...
Side 189 - that between Mesopotamia and " countries beyond, the hills shall be a barrier, so that the " Persians shall not be able to get at us, nor we at them. " The plain of Irac sufficeth for our wants. I would rather " the safety of my people than thousands of spoil and
Side 457 - Hardly less injurious is the power of divorce, which can Divorce, be exercised, without the assignment of any reason whatever, at the mere word and will of the husband. It not only hangs over each individual household like the sword of Damocles, but affects the tone of society at large ; for even if not put in force, it cannot fail, as a potential influence existing everywhere, to weaken the marriage bond, and detract from the dignity and self-respect of the sex at large.
Side 46 - Thou art returned home," he said to his son, Abdallah, " safe and sound, and Zeid is dead. Wherefore wast not thou slain before him ? I wish not to see thy face.

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