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The Caliph S House

Author : Tahir Shah
ISBN : 9780553902310
Genre : Travel
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In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true. By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family’s move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African folklore converge–and nothing is as easy as it seems…. Inspired by the Moroccan vacations of his childhood, Tahir Shah dreamed of making a home in that astonishing country. At age thirty-six he got his chance. Investing what money he and his wife, Rachana, had, Tahir packed up his growing family and bought Dar Khalifa, a crumbling ruin of a mansion by the sea in Casablanca that once belonged to the city’s caliph, or spiritual leader. With its lush grounds, cool, secluded courtyards, and relaxed pace, life at Dar Khalifa seems sure to fulfill Tahir’s fantasy–until he discovers that in many ways he is farther from home than he imagined. For in Morocco an empty house is thought to attract jinns, invisible spirits unique to the Islamic world. The ardent belief in their presence greatly hampers sleep and renovation plans, but that is just the beginning. From elaborate exorcism rituals involving sacrificial goats to dealing with gangster neighbors intent on stealing their property, the Shahs must cope with a new culture and all that comes with it. Endlessly enthralling, The Caliph’s House charts a year in the life of one family who takes a tremendous gamble. As we follow Tahir on his travels throughout the kingdom, from Tangier to Marrakech to the Sahara, we discover a world of fierce contrasts that any true adventurer would be thrilled to call home. From the Hardcover edition.

The Manners Norms And Customs Rusoom Of The House Of Governance In The First Age Era Of The Abbasid Caliphate 750 865ad

Author : Dr. Talab Sabaar Mahal
ISBN : 9781503599437
Genre : History
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Literally the concept of Al-Rasm means an attempt of picturing things and generally it means all the customs habits manners superstition and laws that limits the way of communication between the caliph (the successor) and the common people including his favorite. In the field of specialized study a book was written in the fifth century of Hijra by HilalIbnMuhsin Al-sababi called (Rusum Dar Al-khilapha) in addition to what was written by Al-Jahidh in his book "Al-taj in kings' morality" concerning this subject but containing only some of Al-Rusum. Al-Maukib contained the Arts of walking (the rule) and manners of approaching the Caliph and the right way of talking to him while walking. The main conclusions of this study is the fact that nothing but the reflection of the true Islamic customs who claim that Arabs had taken most of their customs and manners from the kings of other nations. Also ABBASI Caliphs did apply the Islamic law in managing their affairs following the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and the four rightly- guided Caliphs.

Early Arabic Drama

Author : Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī
ISBN : 9780521344272
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book traces the development of Arabic drama from the mid-nineteenth to the twentieth centuries.

History Of The Caliphs

Author : al-Suyūṭī
ISBN : IOWA:31858014705937
Genre : Caliphs
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The Adventures Of The Caliph Haroun Alraschid Recounted By The Author Of Mary Powell

Author : Anne Manning
ISBN : OXFORD:600073046
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The History Of The Caliph Vathek

Author : William Beckford
ISBN : UIUC:30112066851749
Genre : Arab countries
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Tales Of The Caliphs

Author : Claud Field
ISBN : OSU:32435010864817
Genre : Abbasids
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The Armies Of The Caliphs

Author : Hugh Kennedy
ISBN : 9781134531134
Genre : History
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The Armies of the Caliphs is the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics. Through a thorough examination of recruitment, payment, weaponry and fortifications in the armies, The Armies of the Caliphs offers the most comprehensive view to date of how the early Muslim Empire grew to control so many people. Using Arabic chronicles, surviving documents, and archaeological evidence, this book analyzes the military and the face of battle, and offers a timely reassessment of the early Islamic State.

The History Of The Arabians Under The Government Of The Caliphs From Mahomet Their Founder To The Death Of Mostazem The Fifty Sixth And Last Abassian Caliph

Author : Franćois Augier de Marigny
ISBN : UOM:39015065312897
Genre : History
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Continuation Of The New Arabian Nights Persian Tales From The Translation Of F P Tis De La Croix Persion Tales Of Inatulla Of Delhi Tr By A Dow Oriental Tales By A C P Comte De Caylus The History Of Nourjahad By Mrs Frances Sheridan Additional Tales From The Arabian Nights

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