A Dictionary of Islam by Thomas Patrick Hughes

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This can be the single accomplished Dictionary of Islam to be had in English being a cyclopaedia of the doctrines, rites, ceremonies, and customs including the technical and theological phrases of the Islamic religion.

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The period lietween Ishmael and -Adnan is variously estimated, some reckoning forty, The authority others only seven, generations. of Abu'1-Fida, who makes it ten, is that generally followed by the Arabs, being foimded on a tradition of one of Muhammad's wives. Making every allowance, however, for patriarchal longevity, even forty generations are insufficient to extend over a space of nearly 2,500 years. s, all hrancliiiig off from the same parent stem. (See Abii'l-Fida ; Gagiiior's Vie de Mulioimt ; Pocock, S/ieciin.

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Seven nights and Lord ; eight days witliout intermission, accompanied with a terrible earthquake, l>y which their idols were broken to pieces, and their houses thrown to the ground. (See Qur'an, Surah vii. Luqman. who. according to some, (i3, xi. seven eagles, escaped, with about sixty others, the common calamity. These few survivors gave rise to a tribe called the Latter 'Ad but on account of their crimes they were transformed, as the Quran Hud returned states, into asses or monkeys. to Hazramaut.

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