The Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Medjid Khan: A Brief Memoir of His Life and Reign, with Notices of the Country, Its Army, Navy, & Present Prospects

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Shaw, 1854 - Turkey - 148 pages
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Page 81 - Verily we sent down the Koran in the night of al Kadr.1 And what shall make thee understand how excellent the night or al Kadr is ? The night of al Kadr is better than a thousand months. Therein do the angels descend, and the spirit Gabriel also, by the permission of their Lord, with his decrees concerning every matter. It is peace, until the rising of the morn.
Page 82 - They read it with great care and respect, never holding it below their girdles. They swear by it, consult it in their weighty occasions, carry it with them to war, write sentences of it on their banners, adorn it with gold and precious stones, and knowingly suffer it not to be in the possession of any of a different persuasion.
Page 154 - We are far from thinking only of the intellectual and the strong in our literary labours. Gentle spirits and sorrowing hearts have tender claims on our sympathy, and we are truly thankful that Mr. Winslow has turned his own hours of sleepless mourning to such good account. To the readers of his former works this will be no less welcome than any of them...
Page 51 - These Imperial concessions shall extend to all our subjects, of whatever religion or sect they may be ; they shall enjoy them without exception.
Page 51 - ... to four or five years, for it is at the same time doing an injustice, and inflicting a mortal blow on agriculture and industry, to take, without regard to the respective populations of each district, from one more, from other fewer men, than they can afford to provide, and it is also reducing the soldiers to despair, and contributing to the depopulation of the country, to retain them all their lives in the service. In short, without the different laws of which the necessity has been shown, there...
Page 155 - Its sound scriptural views, its pathetic appeals, its insinuating style, and its deeptoned piety, commend it to the candid attention of every awakened mind."— Eclectic Review.
Page 150 - The Church of Rome : Her present Moral Theology, Scriptural Instruction, and Canon Law. " A Report on the Books and Documents on the Papacy " deposited in the University Library, Cambridge; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; and the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Page 89 - 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 80 - Read!" continued the angel; the prophet declared that he was unable to read. " Read !" Gabriel again exclaimed, " read, in the name of thy Lord, who hath created all things; who hath created man of congealed blood.
Page 154 - The views of divine truth are decidedly evangelical, and worthy of being placed on the pillow, not of the mourner only, but of many who need to be reminded of mourners.

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