Narrative of a Tour Through Armenia, Kurdistan, Persia and Mesopotamia: With an Introduction, and Occasional Observations Upon the Condition of Mohammedanism and Christianity in Those Countries, Volumen1
D. Appleton & Company, 1840
Produced as documentation of his mission work and inspiration for others, this book contains an original map of the areas visited and diary-like entries. However, the ultimate purpose was to aid other missionaries in learning about and recognizing customs and people, so the writing sometimes reads like reporting. The first volume of the series covers the author's journey through Turkey and Persia. The introduction provides some selected translations of the Koran and explanations of Islam.
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Página 98 - O true believers, a fast is ordained you, as it was ordained unto those before you, that ye may fear God. A certain number of days shall ye fast: but he among you who shall be sick, or on a journey, shall jast an equal number of other days.
Página 98 - The month of Ramadan shall ye fast, in which the Koran was sent down from heaven, a direction unto men, and declarations of direction, and the distinction between good and evil.
Página 98 - God ordaineth you, and eat and drink, until ye can plainly distinguish a white thread from a black thread by the daybreak...
Página 98 - Koran was sent down from heaven, a direction unto men, and declarations of direction, and the distinction between good and evil. Therefore let him among you who shall be present in this month fast the same month ; but he who shall be sick, or on a journey, shall fast the like number of other days.
Página 43 - God is great. There is no God but God. Mohammed is the apostle of God.
Página 30 - God is great! God is great! There is no God but God.
Página iii - TOUR THROUGH TURKEY AND PERSIA. Narrative of a Tour through Armenia, Kurdistan, Persia and Mesopotamia, •with an introduction and Occasional Observations upon the Condition of Mohammedanism and Christianity in those countries.
Página 115 - FESTIVITY. 117 and the first three days of the second, shops were shut and all labour suspended. The entire Mussulman population was poured into the streets. The cafes were thronged. Every man, woman and child appeared in a new dress. The white turbans were never so clean and neatly plaited. Turkish females, in groups of five or six, with their children, in the gayest and riche«t dresses, strolled through the streets.