A Dictionary of Islam by Thomas Patrick Hughes

By Thomas Patrick Hughes

This is often the one entire Dictionary of Islam on hand in English being a cyclopaedia of the doctrines, rites, ceremonies, and customs including the technical and theological phrases of the Islamic religion.

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31r. Lane, in bis Modern J'J>/i//)lians, says, " Most of the Mu'azzins of Cairo have harmonious and sonorous voices, yot whicli they strain to the utmost pitch there is a sinijile and sulcniu meludy in their chants which is veiT striking, particularly in ^\ ; Alldlm (tklnir ! Alliiliu akhar 1 Allafiu Axlihadu (in Id I'/d/ia Alldhri akhar ! Aslinil I 'lldh! AshhddH an Id ildha ilia 'lld/i Aslihailn anna Muhanintadan rasiiln-lldli ! i/khiir ! ' hailn Uilii anna idsuln-lldli ^fiiha/nrin/tlan 's-saldti Ifai/ya 'ala.

Ala 'l-fuldl)! ' JJaiina Alld/iu ! 'l-faldli! AUdhu akhar! La ildha ilia 'lld/i ! Which is translated: (tud is most great!

122 -Adnrm. The period lietween Ishmael and -Adnan is variously estimated, some reckoning forty, The authority others only seven, generations. of Abu'1-Fida, who makes it ten, is that generally followed by the Arabs, being foimded on a tradition of one of Muhammad's wives. Making every allowance, however, for patriarchal longevity, even forty generations are insufficient to extend over a space of nearly 2,500 years. s, all hrancliiiig off from the same parent stem. (See Abii'l-Fida ; Gagiiior's Vie de Mulioimt ; Pocock, S/ieciin.

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