The Origins of the Islamic State, Being a Translation from the Arabic, Accompanied with Annotations, Geographic and Historic Notes of the Kitāb Fitūh Al-buldān of Al-Imām Abu-l Abbās Ahmad Ibn-Jābir Al-Balādhuri, Volume 1
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Page 183 - In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful. This is what Khalid would grant to the inhabitants of Damascus if he enters therein: he promises to give them security for their lives, property, and churches Their city wall shall not be demolished, neither shall any Moslem be quartered in their houses. Thereunto we give to them the pact of Allah and the protection of His Prophet, the caliphs and the believers.
Page 248 - Cilician gates which were the chief mountain pass from the direction of the countries occupied by the Arabs into the territory of the Greeks
Page 100 - The state they previously held shall not be changed, nor shall any of their religious services or images be changed. No attempt shall be made to turn a bishop from his office as a bishop, a monk from his office as a monk, nor the sexton of a church from his office, whether what is under the control of each is great or little. They shall not be held responsible for any wrong deed or blood shed in pre-Islamic time.
Page 183 - Allah, the compassionate, the merciful. This is what Khalid would grant to the inhabitants of Damascus, if he enters therein: he promises to give them security for their lives, property and churches. Their city-wall shall not be demolished; neither shall any Moslem be quartered in their houses. Thereunto we give to them the pact of Allah and the protection of his Prophet, the caliphs and the 'Believers'. So long as they pay the poll-tax, nothing but good shall befall them.
Page 100 - ... It is also binding on them to offer as loan thirty coats of mail, thirty mares and thirty camels, in case of war in al-Yaman due to their rebelling. Whatever perishes of the horses or camels, lent to my messengers, is guaranteed by my messengers and is returned by them. Najran and their...
Page 35 - God is the mighty, the wise! He it is who caused the unbelievers among the people of the Book to quit their homes. And...
Page 207 - Saying this, they closed the gates of the city and guarded them. The inhabitants of the other cities — Christian and Jew — that had capitulated to the Moslems, did the same, saying, " If Heraclius and his followers win over the Moslems we would return to our previous condition, otherwise we shall retain our present state so long as numbers are with the Moslems.
Page 105 - Make war . . . upon such of those to whom the Book has been given until they pay tribute offered on the back of their hands, in a state of humiliation
Page 207 - Amir's (Governor's) help, repulse from the city.' The Jews rose and said : 'We swear by the Torah, no governor of Heraclius shall enter the city of Hims unless we are first vanquished and exhausted.' Saying this, they closed the gates of the city and guarded them. The inhabitants of the other cities, Christians and Jews, that had capitulated to the Muslims, did the same, saying : "If Heraclius and...