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Travels In Arabia

Comprehending an Account of those Territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans Regard as Sacred

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Published: 1829
Language: English
Wordcount: 181,051 / 521 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.5
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 612
mnybks.net#: 1344
Genres: Non-fiction, Travel
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the second volume, a large folio manuscript, comprising historical records from the time of the Beni Omeya, to the year (of the Hedjra) 1097. I have not been able to ascertain the title of this work, which abounds with curious and valuable information. The author, Asamy, was a native of Mekka.

5. The History of the Temple and Town of Medina. This work is entitled Khelaset el Wafa, its author was Nour ed’ dyn Aly Ibn Ahmed e’ Samhoudy, [To this writer Burckhardt refers in p. 323, by the letters (V.S.) “Vide Sumhoudy.”] and it is comprised in one folio volume, bringing the history down to the year 911 of the Hedjra.

[p.xv] CONTENTS.

Arrival at Djidda Route from Djidda to Tayf Residence at Tayf Journey to Mekka Arrival at Mekka Description of Mekka Quarters of Mekka Description of the Beitullah (or “House of God”), the great Mosque at Mekka Some Historical Notices concerning the Kaaba and the Temple of Mekka Description of several other holy places visited by pilgrims at Mekka and in its neighbourhood R

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