A Critical Examination of the Life and Teachings of Mohammed

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Williams and Norgate, 1873 - Islam - 346 pages

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Page 60 - Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-inlaw against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Page 315 - Knowledge enables its possessor to distinguish what is forbidden from what is not; it lights the way to Heaven...
Page 277 - will be he who shall see his Lord's face (glory) night and morning, a felicity which will surpass all the pleasures of the body, as the ocean surpasses a drop of sweat.
Page 163 - Your God is one God, there is no God but He, the most merciful.
Page 155 - He was the most faithful protector of those he protected, the sweetest and most agreeable in conversation ; those who saw him were suddenly filled with reverence ; those who came near him loved him ; they who described him would say, " I have never seen his like either before or after.
Page 123 - When you make any covenant, or article, stand to it, and be as good as your word.
Page 146 - From time beyond memory Mecca and the whole peninsula had been steeped in spiritual torpor. The slight and transient influences of Judaism, Christianity, or philosophy upon the Arab mind had been but as the ruffling here and there of the surface of a quiet lake : all remained still and motionless below. The people were sunk in superstition, cruelty and vice. It was a common practice for the eldest son to marry his father's widows, inherited as property with the rest of the estate.
Page 116 - Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not ; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
Page 164 - He hath created the heavens and the earth to manifest his justice: far be that from him which they associate with him! He hath created man of seed; and yet behold, he is a professed disputer against the resurrection. He hath likewise created the cattle for you: from them ye have wherewith to keep yourselves warm, and other advantages; and of them do ye also eat.
Page 150 - And your slaves ! See that ye feed them with such food as ye eat yourselves ; and clothe them with the stuff ye wear. And if they commit a fault which ye are not inclined to forgive, then sell them, for they are the servants of the Lord, and are not to be tormented.

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