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Page 67 - Sirat. which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword...
Page 181 - And speak unto the believing women, that they restrain their eyes, and preserve their modesty, and discover not their ornaments, except what necessarily appeareth thereof; and let them throw their veils over their bosoms, and not show their ornaments, unless to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husbands' fathers, or their sons, or their husbands' sons, or their brothers, or their brothers...
Page 452 - Thus they continued about a quarter of an hour; and then, for about the same space of time, they repeated the same words to the same air, but in a quicker measure, and with correspondingly quicker motions. In the meantime, the munshids frequently sang, to the same, or a variation of the same, air, portions of a kaseedeh, or of a muwcshshah ; an ode of a similar nature to the Song of Solomon, generally alluding to the Prophet as the object of love and praise.
Page 577 - Small ones of iron are worn by many children. It was also a common custom among the Arabs for girls or young women to wear a string of bells on their feet. I have seen many little girls in Cairo with small round bells attached to their anklets. Perhaps it is to the sound of ornaments of this kind, rather than of the more common anklet, that Isaiah alludes
Page 148 - The master of the house first begins to eat; the guests or others immediately follow his example. Neither knives nor forks are used : the thumb and two fingers of the right hand serve instead of those instruments ; but the spoons are used for soup or rice or other things...
Page 97 - He hath only forbidden you that which dieth of itself, and blood, and swine's flesh, and that which hath been slain in the name of any, besides God.
Page 83 - Sale has remarked, the Muslims are of opinion that the presence of females inspires a different kind of devotion from that which is requisite in a place dedicated to the worship of God.
Page 524 - ... bier on the ground to rest and consult ; and one of them, beckoning away his comrades to a distance beyond the hearing of the dead saint, said to them, " Let us take up the bier again, and turn it round quickly several times till the sheykh becomes giddy ; he then will not know in what direction we are going, and we may take him easily through the gate.