Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary, Volume 2

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Oriental translation fund of Great Britain and Ireland, 1843 - Authors, Arab - 616 pages
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Page 634 - ... twenty of you persevere with constancy they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be one hundred of you they shall overcome a thousand of those who believe not; because they are a people which do not understand.
Page 629 - Qurdn, and hath not inserted therein any crookedness, (2) but hath made it a straight rule: that he should threaten a grievous punishment unto the unbelievers, from his presence ; and should bear good tidings unto the faithful, who work righteousness, that they...
Page 540 - I delight in testifying my profound respect for the sayings of the Apostle of God," was his explanation, " and I never repeat a tradition unless I feel myself in a state of perfect purity.
Page 344 - ... of which there is no doubt; and every soul shall be paid that which it hath gained, neither shall they be treated unjustly? Say, O GOD, who possessest the kingdom; thou givest the kingdom unto whom thou wilt, and thou takest away the kingdom from whom thou wilt: thou exaltest whom thou wilt, and thou humblest whom thou wilt: in thy hand is good, for thou art almighty.
Page 542 - How should I not weep? and who has more reason to weep than I? Would to God that for every question decided by me according to my own opinion I had received so many stripes! then would my accounts be easier. Would to God I had never given any decision of my own...
Page 595 - The descent is intelligible ; the manner how is unknown ; the belief therein is obligatory, and the asking about it is a blamable innovation.
Page 384 - All, generally known by the appellation of Ibn al-Farid and distniguished by the honorary title of al- Sharaf1 drew his descent from a family which inhabited Hamat, but he himself was born in Egypt, which was also the country of his residence, and that of his death. In his poetical works, of which the collection...
Page 573 - Kharejites : their name properly signifies sectaries or adherents in general, but is peculiarly used to denote those of Ali Ebn Abi T&leb ; who maintain him to be lawful Khalif and Imam, and that the supreme authority, both in spirituals and temporals, of right belongs to his descendants, notwithstanding they may be deprived of it by the injustice of others, or their own fear. They also teach, that the office of Imam is not a common thing, depending on the will of the vulgar, so that they may set...
Page 635 - And he smiled, laughing at her words, and said, • O Lord, excite me. that I may be thankful for thy favour, wherewith thou hast favoured me and my parents : and that I may do that which is right and well pleasing to thee : and introduce me. through thy mercy, among thy servants the righteous.
Page 229 - How, then, could he pretend to know the particulars of a similar occurrence which took place in a distant country and in a bygone age ? And how can he know the truth (of Yezid's conduct) now that nearly four hundred years have elapsed, and that the crime was committed in a country far remote ? It must be considered, also, that this event was taken up by party-spirit, and that (false) statements respecting it abounded on all sides. The true circumstances of it cannot therefore be known ; and such...

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