Arabic Authors: A Manual of Arabian History and Literature

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W. Heinemann, 1890 - Arabian Peninsula - 247 pages

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Page 169 - Crabbed age and youth Cannot live together ; Youth is full of pleasance, Age is full of care: Youth like summer morn, Age like winter weather ; Youth like summer brave, Age like winter bare. Youth is full of sport, Age's breath is short, Youth is nimble, age is lame : Youth is hot and bold, Age is weak and cold ; Youth is wild, and age is tame.
Page 150 - After every one of these replies, Mahommed added : ' Even thus sacred and inviolable hath God made the Life and the Property of each of you unto the other, until ye meet your Lord. ' Let him that is present, tell it unto him that is absent. Haply, he that shall be told, may remember better than he who hath heard it.
Page 150 - And if they commit a fault which ye are not inclined to forgive, then sell them, for they are the servants of the Lord, and are not to be tormented. ' Ye People ! hearken to my speech and comprehend the same. Know that every Moslem is the brother of every other Moslem. All of you are on the same equality...
Page 131 - Verily Christ Jesus the son of Mary is the apostle of God, and his Word, which he conveyed into Mary, and a spirit proceeding from him.
Page 133 - Series, 1891 and 1892. 27 messengers, he quoted nine of these last as special messengers, viz., Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Job, David, Jesus the son of Mary, and himself. To five of these he gave special titles.
Page 131 - O ye People of the Book, overstep not bounds in your religion; and of God speak only truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, is only an apostle of God, and His Word which he conveyed into Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from Him. Believe therefore in God and his apostles, and say not 'Three.' It will be better for you. God is only one God. Far be it from His glory that He should have a son.
Page 224 - That is not my fault ; you did not let me live long enough, neither did you give me the means of proving my obedience.
Page 218 - Qiblah of prayer,i : — *to him let this be a consolation : death is awful till (it comes, and then) it is found light; its touch seems grating till (felt, and then) it is smooth ; the world is so hostile and its injustice so great that death is the lightest of its inflictions, the least of its wrongs. Look then to the right ; do you see ought but affliction ? Look to the left; do you see ought but woe...
Page 220 - A fire broke out in Baghdad, and a person came up to me and told me that my shop had escaped, on which I uttered those words, and even to this moment I repont having said so, because it showed that I wished better to myself than to others.

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