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Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Meccah and Medinah (Paperback) Loot Price: R566 Discovery Miles 5 660
Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Meccah and Medinah (Paperback): Richard Francis Burton
Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Meccah and Medinah (Paperback): Richard Francis Burton

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Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Meccah and Medinah (Paperback)

Richard Francis Burton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII. A VISIT TO THE SAINTS' CEMETERY. A Splendid comet, blazing in the western sky, had aronsed the apprehensions of the Madani. They all fell to predicting the usual disasters--war, famine, and pestilence, -- it being still an article of Moslem belief that the Dread Star foreshows all manner of calamities. Men discussed the probability of Abd el-Mejid's immediate decease; for here as in Rome, "When beggars die, there are no comets seen: The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes: " and in every strange atmospheric appearance about the time of the Hajj, the Hcjazis are accustomed to read tidings of the dreaded Ilih el-Asfar (cholera). Whether the event is attributable to the Zu Zuwabah --the "Lord of the Forelock,"--or whether it was a case of post hoc, ergo propter Jioc, I would not commit myself by deciding; but, influenced by some cause or other, the Hawazim and the Ilawamid, sub-families of the Benu-Harb, began to fight about this time with prodigious fury. These tribes are generally at feud, aud the least provocation fans their smouldering wrath into a flame. The Hawamid number, it is said, between three and four thousand fighting men, and the Hawazim not more than seven hundred: the latter, however, are considered a race of desperadoes who pride themselves upon never retreating, and under their fiery Shaykhs, Abbas and Abu Ali, they are a thorn in the sides of their disproportionate foe. On the present occasion a Hamidah happened to strike the camel of a Hazimi which had trespassed; upon which the Hazimi smote the Hamidah, and called him a rough name. The Hamidah instantly shot the Hazimi, the tribes were called ont, and they fought with asperity for some days. During the whole of the afternoon of Tuesday, the 30th of August, the sound ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Richard Francis Burton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-21517-8
Barcode: 9781151215178
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-21517-1

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