Mohammedanism and Other Religions of Mediterranean Countries: Being a Popular Account of Mahomet the Koran, Modern Islam, Together with Descriptions of the Egyptian, Assyrian, Phœnician, and Also the Greek, Roman, Teutonic, and Celtic Religions ; with Many Illustrations

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Ward, Lock, Bowden and Company, 1893 - Islam - 322 pages
 

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Page 244 - Still I have a favour to ask of them. When my sons are grown up, I would ask you, O my friends, to punish them ; and I would have you trouble them, as I have troubled you, if they seem to care about riches, or anything, more than about virtue ; or if they pretend to be something when they are really...
Page 244 - But if death is the journey to another place, and there, as men say, all the dead are, what good, O my friends and judges, can be greater than this? If indeed when the pilgrim arrives in the world below, he is delivered from the professors of justice in this world, and finds the true judges who are said to give...
Page 4 - Bull of the cycle of gods : Chief of all the gods : Lord of truth, Father of the gods : Maker of men, Creator of beasts : Lord of existences, Creator of fruitful trees : 'Maker of herbs, Feeder of cattle...
Page 244 - O judges, be of good cheer about death, and know of a certainty that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death, and that he and his are not neglected by the gods.
Page 244 - What would not a man give, O judges, to be able to examine the leader of the great Trojan expedition; or Odysseus or Sisyphus, or numberless others, men and women too ! What infinite delight would there be in conversing with them and asking them questions! In another world they do not put a man to death for asking questions; assuredly not. For besides being happier in that world than in this, they will be immortal, if what is said is true.
Page 34 - He taught them to construct cities, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge. He made them distinguish the seeds of the Earth, and showed them how to collect the fruits; in short, he instructed them in everything which could tend to soften manners and humanize their lives.
Page 127 - To these, as touching his essence, he maketh known that he is ONE, and hath no partner : singular, without anything like him : uniform, having no contrary : separate, having no equal . He is ancient, having no first: eternal, having no beginning : remaining for ever, having no end : continuing to eternity, without any termination.
Page 42 - The kings stand connected with him in respect of almost everything which they do. He places them upon the throne, firmly establishes them in the government, lengthens the years of their reigns, preserves their power, protects their forts and armies, directs their expeditions, gives them victory in the day of battle, makes their name celebrated, multiplies their offspring greatly, and the like.
Page 245 - What do you say about making a libation out of this cup to any god? May I, or not? The man answered: We only prepare, Socrates, just so much as we deem enough.

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