The Nile: Notes for Travellers in Egypt

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T. Cook & Son, (Egypt), 1902 - 674 pages

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Page 244 - 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...
Page 223 - Koran, and often recommended therein jointly with prayer; the former being held of great efficacy in causing the latter to be heard of God: for which reason the Khalif Omar Ebn Abd'alaziz used to say, "that prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of his palace, and alms procure us admission.
Page 221 - 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...
Page 225 - They will ask thee concerning wine and lots. Answer, In both there is great sin, and also some things of use unto men; but their sinfulness is greater than their use.
Page 250 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be de stroyed.
Page 244 - God is great! God is great! There is no God but God.
Page 172 - Hail to thee, maker of all beings, Lord of law, father of the gods ; maker of men, creator of beasts ; Lord of grains, making food for the beast of the field The One alone without a second King alone, single among the gods; of many names, unknown is their number.
Page 250 - The sentence was executed with blind obedience, the volumes of paper or parchment were distributed to the four thousand baths of the city; and such was their incredible multitude that six months were barely sufficient for the consumption of this precious fuel.
Page 183 - Isis set out once more in search of the scattered members of her husband's body, using a boat made of the papyrus rush in order the more easily to pass through the lower and fenny parts of the country.
Page 330 - Yet the labyrinth surpasses even the pyramids. For it has twelve courts enclosed with walls, with doors opposite each other, six facing the north, and six the south, contiguous to one another ; and the same exterior wall encloses them.

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