The Religion of the Crescent; Being the James Long Lectures on Muhammadanism

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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. 1906 Excerpt: ... 2.--When Muhammad appeared, the Arabs were Religions by no means devoid of religious tenets. Although vr?1slmh certain Hamitic 1 elements had doubtless mingled Arabs, with the Semites in the South and East, yet the members of the tribe from which Muhammad sprang (that of the Quraish), together with all the ...
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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. 1906 Excerpt: ... 2.--When Muhammad appeared, the Arabs were Religions by no means devoid of religious tenets. Although vr?1slmh certain Hamitic 1 elements had doubtless mingled Arabs, with the Semites in the South and East, yet the members of the tribe from which Muhammad sprang (that of the Quraish), together with all the rest of the Arab inhabitants of Northern and Western Arabia, were undoubtedly of purely Semitic2 descent. Some traced their family to Joktan, others to Ishmael, and others to Abraham's children by Keturah. It has well been pointed3 out that, whatever may have been the case with 1 Grau," Urspriinge und Ziele unserer Kulturentwickelung," cap. iv., &c. 2 Hauri, "Der Isl&m," cap. i.; Grau, pp. 133, sqq.; Sayyid Ahmad, "Essay on the Hist, of Mecca," and "On the Hist. Geography of Arabia." V. also Tabari, Ibn Hisham, 4c. 3 Renan, "Histoire generate et Systeme compare des Langues S6mitiques," liv. i, ch. i. nations of a different stock, the ancient religion of the Semites was Monotheistic. Many Semitic tribes, like the Assyrians, the Phoenicians, and even the Hebrews themselves at more than one period of their history, fell into Polytheism and idolatry through contact with the Hamites; but the process was a very gradual one, and in many cases the names of the deities worshipped of themselves prove that they had their origin in Monotheistic conceptions.1 The Northern Arabs especially seem to have preserved their pristine faith in a fair degree of purity up to a comparatively late period. We find among them no such deities2 as the Baal, Ashtoreth,3 Moloch, Ammon, worshipped in Canaan. If Professor Plumptre 4 and others are right in believing in the Arabian origin of the Book of Job, that wonderful work5 sh...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150303043
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 58
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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