Arabic Reading Lessons; Consisting of Easy Extracts from the Best Authors, Together with a Vocabulary of All the Words Occurring in the Text Also Some Explanatory Annotations, Etc

Arabic Reading Lessons; Consisting of Easy Extracts from the Best Authors, Together with a Vocabulary of All the Words Occurring in the Text Also Some Explanatory Annotations, Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...devoted their time to the investigation of science and religion. In this manner they produced fifty-one distinct treatises, which as a whole work they entitled ULall 'jM i.e. 'Brothers of Sincerity." One treatise out of the collection is the present work, which relates to the dispute that once took place in the presence of the king of the Genii, between man and the other animals on the score of supremacy in the scale of Creation." Page 84, line 3. (jlsh "the Janns, Jinns, or Genii," according to Musalman belief, constitute one of the three worlds of rational beings alluded to in the opening chapter of the Kur, an. They are said to consist of five grades or classes, viz., 1. the Janns, who are the least powerful; 2. the Jinns, who are next in power. Both of these classes apply their powers to good or evil according to circumstances or mere caprice; and as a general rule the term Jann or Jinn may be indifferently applied to either grade, as we see it done repeatedly in this Section. The third class is that of the Shamans or Devils, who, as we all know, are entirely given to mischief. The fourth and fifth grades are those of the 'Ifrits and Marids, who are generally of hideous aspect and gigantic size. They are said to be the most powerful of all, and they uniformly exercise their power in the perpetration of every kind of wickedness.--Line 5. ij-"before the creation of the father of mankind," that is, of Adam. It is said that God created the Jinn or Jann species out of fire, more than two thousand years before Adam was created out of earth. It is further said that there were, and still are, among them, true believers, infidels, and numerous sects of various kinds, such as exist among ourselves at the present day. It is...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236632913