The Oriental Biographical Dictionary

Asiatic Society, 1881 - 291 pages

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Page 175 - Shiraz, where he distinctly saw the nightingales trying to vie with the musician; sometimes warbling on the trees, sometimes fluttering from branch to branch, as if they wished to approach the instrument...
Page 251 - Tubreezee, who was sentenced to be flayed alive ro , on account of his having raised a dead person to life. We are told that, after the law had been put in force, he wandered about, carrying his own skin, and solicited some food to appease his hunger: but he had been excommunicated as well as flayed, and no one would give him the slightest help. After four days he found a dead ox; but he could not obtain fire to dress it. Wearied out with the unkindness of men, he desired the sun to broil his meat....
Page 256 - In this dreadful condition, the king began to breathe in great agonies : he, however, encouraged the attack, and gave orders, till, in the evening, news was brought him of the reduction of the place : he then cried out, ' Thanks to Almighty God,
Page 53 - MahaL a mausoleum of white marble decorated with mosaics, which, for the richness of the material, the chasteness of the design, and the effect...
Page 274 - Moohummud ; at length, having exhausted all their expressions of abuse, they suddenly attacked the image with stones and sticks, until they had shattered it into pieces. The inside was hollow, and full of sweetmeats, which were greedily devoured by the mob who attended the ceremony...
Page 2 - He dwelt for a long time in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and derived much instruction from the learned men of those cities. He wrote works upon many subjects, of which he himself gives a list,: — commentaries, travels, Sufi doctrines, religion and history, and his different treatises amount altogether to more than one hundred.
Page 249 - ... cruelty can give her a claim to be numbered among the hardier sex, her right to virility will scarcely be disputed. The history of her life, if properly known, would (according to Colonel Skinner, and others who have had opportunities of hearing Ch.Vlj THE BEGtfM BUMROO. of, and witnessing her exploits) form a series of scenes, such as, perhaps, no other female could have gone through.
Page 197 - Mohammed's having raised himself to such a degree of power and reputation by acting the prophet induced others to imagine they might arrive at the same height by the same means. His most considerable competitors in the prophetic office were Moseilarna and al Aswad, whom the Mohammedans usually call the two liars.
Page 3 - His public career began at the time of the conquest of Algiers by the French. No sooner was the power of the Turks broken, than the Arab tribes of the province of Oran seized the opportunity to make themselves independent. They obtained possession of Mascara and elected Abdol-Kader their emir.
Page 41 - H. set himself up as God. He had first, he said, assumed the body of Adam, then that of Noah, and subsequently of many other wise and great men. The last human form he pretended to have adopted was that of Abu Moslem, a prince of Khorassan.

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