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 Former Visit to that Country in the Years 1825, -26, -27, and -28, Volume 1
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Page 98 - I testify that there is no deity but God, and I testify that Suleyman is the Prophet of God.
Page 223 - 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 their bosoms, and not show their ornaments, unless to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husbands' fathers, or their sons, or their husbands' sons, or their brothers, or their brothers...
Page 183 - The master of the house begins first : if he did not so, some persons would suspect that the food was poisoned. The thumb and two fingers of the right hand serve instead of knives and forks ; and it is the usual custom for a person to help himself to a portion of the contents...
Page 184 - 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.* The piece of bread is generally doubled together, so as to enclose the morsel of meat, &c. ; and only the thumb and first and second fingers are commonly used. When a person takes a piece of meat too large for a single mouthful, he usually places it upon...
Page 343 - The boy gave the order required, and said, " I see a bull — it is red ; four men are dragging it along, and three are beating it.
Page 82 - 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 112 - Lord, we have acted unjustly towards our own souls, and if Thou do not forgive us and be merciful unto us, we shall surely be of those who perish.
Page 328 - With him are the keys of the secret things; none knoweth them besides himself: he knoweth that which is on the dry land and in the sea...
Page 119 - Ye are forbidden to eat that which dieth of itself, and blood, and swine's flesh, and that on which the name of any besides God hath been invocated; and that which hath been strangled, or killed by a blow, or by a fall, or by the horns of another beast, and that which hath been eaten by a wild beast, except what ye shall kill yourselves; and that which hath been sacrificed unto idols.