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" The articles of the law, or, in other terms, the commandments and prohibitions of God, were then borne (not in books but) in the hearts of men, who knew that these maxims drew their origin from the Book of God and from the practice (sunnah) of the Prophet... "
Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary - Page vi
by Ibn Khallikān - 1843 - 616 pages
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An Analytical Digest of All the Reported Cases Decided in the ..., Volume 1

William Hook Morley - 1850
...origin from the Book of God, and from the practice (Sunnah) of the Prophet himself. The people at that time consisted of Arabs, wholly ignorant of the mode...state; and, during that period, the designation of Kurrá (readers) was applied to those who, being not totally devoid of learning, knew by heart and...
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Historical Survey of Pre-Christian Education

Simon Somerville Laurie - 1895 - 436 pages
...Ibn Khallikan (who wrote his biographical dictionary in the thirteenth century) says, ' the people consisted of Arabs wholly ignorant of the mode by...composing works and of the means by which knowledge is enrogistered.' (Introd. to vol. ii.) While this was so, we must still allow a certain educative effect...
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