The Life of Mohammed: Founder of the Religion of Islam and of the Empire of the Saracens (Classic Reprint)

 
9781451002393: The Life of Mohammed: Founder of the Religion of Islam and of the Empire of the Saracens (Classic Reprint)

PREFACE. TilE present ,vork lays claim to no higher character than that o( a cOlnpilation. rfhis indeed must necessarily be the character of any 'vork at .. tcn1pted, at this day, upon the same sul.Jject. All the accessible facts in the life and fortWles of the Arabian prophet have long since been given to the ,vorld. N c,v theories and speculations, moral and philosophical, founded upon these fa.cts, and many of them richly desenring attention, are frequently propounded to the reflecting, but they add little or nothing to the amount of OUf positive information. All therefore that c~n no,v be expected is such a selection and. an'an~cment and investment of the leading particulars of the Impost.or's history, as shall convey to the English reader, in a correct and concentrated form, those details ,vhich are othenvise diffused through a great number of rare books, and couched in several different languages. Such a ,vork, discreetly prepared, ,vould s!Jpply, if we mis

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CONTENTS; F"1; PRE' ACI ········ , '41 II ······· 4 ···· · · S; IntrooQction ' II , ····· , 17; CIIArTER I; NatU>nal Descent ot the Araba-Proved to be from Ishmael, Son of; A brabaDl 41 · · · · · · · · · · · · ·· · · · · · · · · · · ·· · · · · · · ·· · · · · · · · · ·· · II II · ·· 2:i; C I LPTER 11; Birth and rarentage or MOhammed-Losc& IDa Parents in early ChihI·; hoOO-Is placed under the Care of bi~ UncIo Abu Taleb-(;oes into; Syria on a trading EJtpedition with his Uncle at the Age of thirtcenEnters; tbo Service or Cadijah, 8 Vidow of ~Jccca, wbom l1C afterwart!; marriC3 II II · · · · · ··· 32; CHAPTER Ill; ltlohammed forms the Design of palming a new Religion upon the; -·orld-Djfficult to account for thls Detenninatioll-Considerations; suggested-Retire8 to the Cave of Hera-Announces to Cadijah the; Visits of Gabrie1 with a

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