Selections from the Kur-án, Volume 30; Volume 457

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Trübner, 1879 - 173 pages

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Page xcv - Until they won her; for indeed I knew Of no more subtle master under heaven Than is the maiden passion for a maid, Not only to keep down the base in man, But teach high thought, and amiable words And courtliness, and the desire of fame, And love of truth, and all that makes a man.
Page 152 - God forbid ! To him belongeth whatever is in heaven, and on earth ; all is possessed by him, the Creator of heaven and earth ; and when he decreeth a thing, he only saith unto it, Be, and it is. And they who know not the scriptures say, Unless God speak unto us, or thou show us a sign, we will not believe. So said those before them, according to their saying: their hearts resemble each other. We have already shown manifest signs unto people who firmly believe ; we have sent thee in truth, a bearer...
Page 143 - It was said unto her, Enter the palace. And when she saw it, she imagined it to be a great water; and she discovered her legs, by lifting up her robe to pass through it. Whereupon Solomon said unto her, Verily this is a palace evenly floored with glass.
Page 47 - Of which ten were given to Adam, fifty to Seth, thirty to Edris or Enoch, ten to Abraham; and the other four, being the Pentateuch, the Psalms, the Gospel, and the...
Page l - Spare your remonstrances,' replied the intrepid fanatic to his uncle and benefactor; 'if they should place the sun on my right hand and the moon on my left, they should not divert me from my course.
Page xcvi - Verily ye are in an age in which if ye abandon one -tenth of what is ordered, ye will be ruined. After this a time will come when he who shall observe one-tenth of what is now ordered will be redeemed.
Page xi - Not a muscle is stopped in its playing nor sinew unbraced. " Oh, the wild joys of living ! the leaping from rock up to rock, " The strong rending of boughs from the fir-tree, the cool silver shock " Of the plunge in a pool's living water, the hunt of the bear, " And the sultriness showing the lion is couched in his lair.
Page 23 - ... when the seas shall boil; and when the souls shall be joined again to their bodies; and when the girl who hath been buried alive shall be asked for what crime she was put to death...
Page 6 - Verily your Lord is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days...
Page 155 - I make for you, as it were, the figure of a bird : and I will breathe into it, and it shall become, by God's leave, a bird.

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