The Life of Mahomet: From Original Sources

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Smith, Elder, 1877 - 613 pages

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Page 380 - But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
Page 352 - The glass is as it were a shining star. (This lamp is) kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light upon light.
Page 151 - Lord, cause a table to descend unto us from heaven, that the day of its descent may become a festival day unto us, unto the first of us, and unto the last of us, and a sign from thee ; and do thou provide food for us, for thou art the best provider.
Page 468 - And a declaration from GOD and his apostle unto the people, on the day of the greater pilgrimage, that GOD is clear of the idolaters, and his apostle also. Wherefore if ye repent, this will be better for you ; but if ye turn back, know that ye shall not weaken GOD : and denounce unto those who believe not, a painful punishment.
Page 600 - Over and again, the author (at the end of the second or beginning of the third century) states that he had copied these from the original documents, or recorded their purport from the testimony of those who had seen them. ' They were still in force,' writes Sprenger, ' in the time of Harun al Kashid (AH 170-193), and were then collected.
Page 126 - Praise be to Him who carried His servant by night from the sacred temple to the temple that is more remote, whose precincts We have blessed, that We might show him some of our signs ! for He is the Hearer, the Seer.
Page 201 - God. A certain number of days shall ye fast: but he among you who shall be sick, or on a journey, shall fast an equal number of other days.
Page 169 - God, and surrendered themselves implicitly to the guidance of what they believed a revelation from Him; — praying to the Almighty with frequency and fervour, looking for pardon through His mercy, and striving to follow after good works, almsgiving, chastity and justice. They now lived under a constant sense of the Omnipotent power of God, and of His providential care over the minutest of their concerns. In all the gifts of nature, in every relation of life, at each turn of their affairs, individual...
Page 486 - 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 152 - God,'. ..but they did not kill him, and they did not crucify him, but a similitude was made for them. And verily, those who differ about him are in doubt concerning him; they have no knowledge concerning him, but only follow an opinion. They did not kill him, for sure!

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