An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians,: Written in Egypt During the Years 1833,-34, And-35, Partly from Notes Made During a Previous Visit to that Country in the Years 1825,-26,-27, And-28, Volume 1

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W. Clowes and sons, 14, Charing Cross] Charles Knight and Company, 22, Ludgate Street., 1836 - Egypt - 419 pages
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Page 93 - The other is, that they admit not their women to pray with them in public; that sex being obliged to perform their devotions at home, or if they visit the mosques, it must be at a time when the men are not there: for the Moslems are of opinion that their presence inspires a different kind of devotion from that which is requisite in a place dedicated to the worship of God.
Page 312 - (God ! God ! God !), or repeat other invocations, &c, over and over again, until their strength is almost exhausted ; accompanying their ejaculations or chants with a motion of the head, or of the whole body, or of the arms. From long habit they are able to continue these exercises for a surprising length of time without intermission.
Page 303 - Him from that which they [that is, the unbelievers] ascribe to Him " (namely, the having a son, or a partaker of his godhead) ; and adds, " and peace be on the Apostles ; and praise be to God, the Lord of all creatures. O God, I have transferred the merit of what I have recited from the excellent Ckoor-a'n to the person to whom this place is dedicated," or —
Page 218 - 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 tlicir bosoms, and not show their ornaments, unless to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husbands...
Page 177 - Europeans who have not witnessed it, nor heard it correctly described. Each person breaks off a small piece of bread, dips it in the dish, and then conveys it to his mouth, together with a small portion of the meat or other contents of the dish f.
Page 289 - ... with shreds of cloth of various colours attached to the top. Some of them eat straw, or a mixture of chopped straw and broken glass ; and attract observation by a variety of absurd actions.
Page 71 - 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 368 - Benevolence and charity to the poor are virtues which the Egyptians possess in an eminent degree, and which are instilled into their hearts by religion ; but from their own profession it appears that they are as much excited to the giving of alms by the expectation of enjoying corresponding rewards in heaven, as by pity for the distresses of their fellow -creatures, or a disinterested wish to do the will of God.
Page 72 - ... served in dishes of gold, whereof three hundred shall be set before him at once, containing each a different kind of food, the last morsel of which will be as grateful as the first...
Page 78 - I testify that there is no deity but God, and I testify that Mohammad is God's Apostle ! There is no strength nor power but in God, the High, the Great! To God we belong, and to Him we must return!

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