Veiled Mysteries of Egypt and the Religion of Islam by S. H. Leeder

Veiled Mysteries of Egypt and the Religion of Islam

byS. H. Leeder

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913. Excerpt: ... VEILED MYSTERIES OF EGYPT CHAPTER I "Strange as it may appear to a generation accustomed to look upon Islam as a cloak for all kinds of vice, it is nevertheless true that... many Christians who have come into contact with a living Moslem Society have been profoundly impressed by the virtues exhibited therein." Arnold, The Preaching of Islam, p. 345. Hospitality and all that generous chivalry which the protection and care of guests may call forth, are virtues which cover all sins with a true Moslem, especially if he be of Arab descent, however remote. To be hospitable was as important to the ancient tribesmen of Arabia as to be brave: "A rushing rainflood when he gave guerdons; 1 When he sprang to the onset, a mighty lion." Those writers who seek to discredit the Prophet by pointing to the pre-Islamic virtues, should look here for their evidence. The tribal system, when each tribe was ruled by the most generous and the bravest member of it, who pitched his tent at the point most likely to be attacked by an enemy or seen by a returning friend, or a needy wayfarer, had in it noble qualities. With the destruction of the tribal system there was sure to be a diminishing of these virtues, as displayed in royal fashion especially by the chosen leader. But it should not be forgotten that by the same process of reasoning it may be shown that the feudal times in England were better than the days of greater security and freedom, for the mass of the people, which succeeded them. But, as a matter of fact, these noble virtues as shown in the primitive chief have largely survived in the whole Arab race, and in a thousand ways still manifest themselves to the delight of those who come into such intimate relations with the Arab Moslems as admit them into the inner shrine o...

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Title:Veiled Mysteries of Egypt and the Religion of IslamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217650589

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