Islam Under the Khalifs of Baghdad

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Seeley, Jackson, & Halliday, 1878 - 406 pages

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Page 376 - For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Page 376 - Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, Which shall not regard silver; And as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
Page 128 - That, has the world here - should he need the next, Let the world mind him! This, throws himself on God, and unperplexed Seeking shall find him. So, with the throttling hands of death at strife, Ground he at grammar; Still, thro' the rattle, parts of speech were rife: While he could stammer He settled Hoti's business - let it be!
Page 376 - The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people ; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together : the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. 'They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
Page 376 - Howl ye ; for the day of the Lord is at hand ; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore -shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt : and they shall be afraid...
Page 375 - Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces ; And they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; Their eye shall not spare children. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, The beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, Shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
Page 85 - There is not one among you whose sitting-place is not written by God whether in the fire or in Paradise.
Page 376 - And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
Page 102 - Rabia used to pass the whole night in prayer, and at morning " dawn she took a slight sleep in her oratory till daylight; and I have heard " her say, when she sprang in dread from her couch: O my soul! how long " wilt thou sleep? When wilt thou awake? Soon thou shalt sleep to rise " no more, till the call shall summon thee on the day of resurrection !" — " This was her constant custom till the time of her death.
Page 311 - Babylonia, and extensive landed property inherited from his forefathers, of which nobody can deprive him. He enjoys a certain yearly income from the Jewish hostelries, the markets, and the merchandise of the country, which is levied in form of a tax, over and above what is presented to him from foreign countries.

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