Muhammad and His Power

Muhammad and His Power

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...ye that are of His house, and thoroughly to purify you! "And remember what is recited in your houses of the signs of God and wisdom; verily God is subtle and all-knowing." Then Ayesha resumed her ascendency over the Prophet's heart, only the more powerful for the temporary breach; and the Prophet fenced his household round with an impenetrable veil of ceremony and decorum. The name of God was used, and His power usurped, to guard the virtue of Muhammad's wives, and the divine sanction was annexed to the new ordinances for the enslavement of women to man's caprice! Muhammad was now called to meet a formidable attack from without. The Quraish, enraged at the insult flung in their teeth by the fair held at Badr, had gathered a great host from Mecca and the allied desert tribes, and advanced on Medina in such strength as to compel the citizens to withdraw within their walls. This time Muhammad's wise plans were heartily supported by all; by the advice of a Persian prisoner, Salman, a great trench was dug to complete the defences of the city; the Prophet himself laboured among the rest; pick, and shovel, and basket were plied wil/h unflagging zeal, while he blessed, encouraged, and shared the toil; and in six days the ditch was ready, whilst a battery of stones was laid to hand against assault. It was in fact the agger MEDINA BESIEGED 115 and vallum with which every Roman camp was protected. The enemy, 10,000 strong, ravaged the country round, and advanced against the city, only to be baffled by the new defence. They then endeavoured to gain over to their side the only remaining Jewish tribe, the Quraiza, who occupied a walled village in the outskirts of the city. Whether the Jews did agree to join them or not is doubtful. The evidence is entirely...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665619
  • 9781236665614