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Provider, our Master, and our Guardian. There is nothing above us, or around us, but the Omniscient God.”
To this in the same MS. is appended the following :
:-“ The copy of this blessed work was concluded in the Taleek character, in four nights, by the hand of the poor little servant of God, who, most of them all, needs remission and abiding forgiveness from the Lofty King who doth pardon sins ; viz. Ibn-Músa-Ibn-Alí-Al-KamilAl-Abdhal. May God preserve him! establish a covenant with him! think upon him! Peace and salutation also be upon our lord Muhammad, and on his family and comrades !
To the older MS. are also prefixed two couplets upon the work.
MUHAMMAD ANIS M.
The subject of Muhammadanism and its founder has been treated by various authors, continental and British. Mill (author of Muhammadismum ante Muhammaden'), Prideaux, Gagnier, Gibbon, White, Mill (author of the ‘Hist. Crusades '), and Forster (author of “Muhammadanism Unveiled'), may be mentioned as the most esteemed English writers upon this curious object of research. The works of Reland, Ockley, Pococke, Sale, Lee, Renaudot, Savary, and many others, may be regarded as having illustrated different points in the inquiry.* The labours, however, of those who have investigated the history of Mu
* Maracci's learned edition of the Korán is also highly valuable.