By Thomas Patrick Hughes
This is often 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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Impostor the time of Muhammad, claimed the prophetic ottice. His name was 'Aihalah ibn Ka'b, and he belonged to the tribe was an influential chief. a or The *• he 'l-Khimiir, or, used "He — 26 ATI 1 1: 1 Si frequently to say. ' The mastor of the ass oomincj unto me," and ])rotpnrlt'(l to roccivo }iis revelations from two angels, named Suhaik and Shui-aik. Being a good liand at legerdemain, and having a smooth tongue, he gained miglitily on the multitude l>y the strange feats whieh he shewed them, and the eloquence of his discourse.
Every one who embraced Islam, saw the Proshort phet, and accompanied him. " time, was a '• means ASHABU 'L-KAHF in "l-Fidfi thirteen classes, which are given by Abu embraced as follows :—l. Those who tirst Abu Islam, sucli as Kliadijah. -AH. Zaid. and Bakr. and those who did not delay till he had • established his mission. II. The Companions who believed in him after his mission had was been fully established, amongst whom Abyssinia. III. rcceeded the Companions of ASHABU 'Aqabah, who ^W-^). 'S - SUFFAH (v>V^^ " "The sitters (Ui the lieuch They arc thus deof thotcmide at Jlakkah.
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