Qanoon-e-Islam: Or, The Customs of the Moosulmans of India; Comprising a Full and Exact Account of Their Various Rites and Ceremonies, from the Moment of Birth Till the Hour of Death

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Parbury, Allen, and Company, 1832 - 436 páginas
 

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Página lxvii - PRAISE be to God, the Lord of all creatures, the most merciful, the king of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship, and of thee do we beg assistance. Direct us in the right way, in the way of those to whom thou hast been gracious ; not of those against whom thou art incensed, nor of those who go astray...
Página 30 - Almighty! In place of this my son I offer life for life, blood for blood, head for head, bone for bone, hair for hair, skin for skin.
Página 425 - ... is not so blameable as that which I have known practised by some men of esteemed good understanding, who having a particular object in view, which they cannot attain by any human stratagem or contrivance write petitions to the Emaum Mhidhie on Fridays, and by their own hands commit the paper to the river, with as much reverence as if they thought him present in the water to receive it. The petition is always written in the same respectful terms, as inferiors here well know how to address their...
Página 319 - With him are the keys of the secret things; none knoweth them besides himself: he knoweth that which is on the dry land and in the sea...
Página 422 - All kinds of dried fruits and nuts, confectionary and cakes, are numbered amongst the necessary articles for this day's offering : they are set out in small earthen plates, lacquered over to resemble silver, on which is placed coloured paper, cut out in curious devices (an excellent substitute for vine leaves) laid on the plate to receive the several articles forming " Nou-Roze
Página 128 - I have already mentioned; that "there is no god but the true God; and that Mohammed is his apostle." Under which they comprehend six distinct branches; viz. (1) Belief in God; (2) In his angels; (3) In his scriptures; (4) In his prophets; (5) In the resurrection and day of judgment; and, (6) In God's absolute decree and predetermination both of good and evil. The four points relating to practice...
Página 422 - Nou-Roze" presents. Amongst the young people these trays are looked forward to with child-like anxiety. The ladies rival each other in their display of novelty and good taste, both in the eatables and the manner of setting them off with effect. The religious community have prayers read in their family, and by them it is considered both a necessary duty and a propitious commencement to bring in the new year by "prayer and praises.
Página lxxxiv - Sirat. which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword...
Página 407 - ... who resides in the burying-ground, or to any other person, in charity. Previous to shrouding the body, they tear shreds from the cloths for the purpose of tying them on ; and after shrouding the body, they tie one band above the head, a second below the feet, and a third about the chest ; leaving about six or seven fingers' breadth of cloth above the head and below the feet, to admit of the ends being fastened.
Página 422 - When it is known that the Nou-Roze will occur by daylight, the ladies have a custom of watching for the moment the year shall commence by a fresh rose, which being plucked from the stalk is thrown into a basin of water, the eye downwards. They say, this rose turns over of itself towards the sun at the very moment of that luminary passing into the sign Aries. I have often found them thus engaged ; but I never could say I witnessed the actual accomplishment of their prediction. The Nou-Roze teems with...

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