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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 - Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
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Page 295 - When beggars die there are no comets seen ; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.
Page 376 - Mohammetans, in which is a particular Relation of their Pilgrimage to Mecca, the Place of Mohammet's Birth ; And a Description of Medina, and of his Tomb there. As likewise of Algier and the Country adjacent : And of Alexandria, Grand Cairo, &c. with an Account of the Author's being taken Captive, the Turks' Cruelty to him, and of his Escape.
Page 396 - It was a sight, indeed,' says Pitts, ' able to pierce one's heart, to behold so many thousands in their garments of humility and mortification/ with their naked heads, and cheeks watered with tears, and to hear their grievous sighs and sobs, begging earnestly for the remission of their sins.
Page 394 - I raised my eyes to the curtains surrounding our bed, and to my indescribable emotion saw two large holes cut, the one at the head, and the other at the foot of the place where my dear husband had been sleeping.
Page 405 - Thus they travel in good order every day till they come to Grand Cairo ; and were it not for this order, you may guess what confusion would be among such a vast multitude.
Page 382 - Many have waited several weeks, nay months, for the opportunity of finding it so. For they say, that if any person is blessed with such an opportunity, that for his or her zeal in keeping up the honour of Towoaf, let they petition what they will at the Beat- Allah, they shall be answered.
Page 26 - Prophets, the seal of prophecy, with blessings in number as the stars of heaven, and the waves of the sea, and the sands of the waste — bless him, O Lord of Might and Majesty, as long as the corn-field and the date-grove continue to feed mankind...
Page 24 - dry as summer's dust," and its " beautiful trees " appeared in the shape of vegetable mummies. Half an hour after leaving the " Blessed Valley " we came to a huge flight of steps roughly cut in a long broad line of black scoriaceous basalt. This is termed...
Page 394 - ... their faces and naked heads ; at the same time holding up their hands, and desiring of God that they also may be so happy and prosperous as to go on pilgrimage to Mecca. The reason of their putting such an high value upon the water of this well, is because (as they say) it is the place where Ishmael was laid by his mother Hagar. I have heard them tell the story exactly as it is recorded in the 21st chapter of Genesis ; and they say, that in the very place where the child paddled with his feet,...
Page 65 - ... a graceful collection of slender columns, elegant tracery, and inscriptions admirably carved. Arrived at the Western small door in the dwarf wall, we entered the celebrated spot called Al-Rauzah, after a saying of the Apostle's, "Between my Tomb and my Pulpit is a Garden of the Gardens of Paradise.

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