WHINFIELD, E. H., M.A., Masnavi I Ma'Navi.
ZWEMER, SAMUEL M., F.R.G.S., Islam : A Challenge to Faith ; Our
Moslim Sisters (edited by S. M. Zwemer and Miss A. Van Sommer).
The author has had the advantage of many original translations from
Arabic and other Eastern writers, including the works of most of the
living authorities on the subjects dealt with.
Abbassieh, the Mahmal at, 207.
the Prophet's birthday celebration at, 241.
Abdu, Mohammed, reforms of, 248.
Ablutions, the spiritual significance of, 130, 280.
the, Mr. S. M. Zwemer's contemptuous re-
ferences to, 278.
Abraham, Islam the religion of, 265.
Al Azar University, the riot caused by photo-
m graphy, 93.
an informal sermon there, 145.
the aims of the students, 189.
the frankness and courtesy of the Ulema,
Alexandria, preaching rooms established at,
AH, Ameer Syed, on the attributes of God, 262.
Allah, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, 268.
Almshouses, the Menshawi, 89.
Amin, Kasim Bey, on the veil, 346.
Amr, origin of the mosque of, 278.
Amr's report on Egypt to Omar, 401.
Angels, the guardian, 126.
Animals, treatment of, 81.
Antagonism, missionary, 400.
Apostasy punishable by death, 290.
Arab, the, and ecstatic phenomena, 171.
rule welcomed by Christians, 293.
Arabia, why it was closed to non-Moslems,
depravity of pre-Islamic, 404.
Arnold, Mr. T. W., on the perfect married life
of Mohammed and Khidijah, 352.
Asboora, the procession on the day of, 227.
Ass, the, an admirable beast in Egypt, 97.
Azabam, evening prayer at, 123.
Azenfeld, Herr K., on the early use of the
Backsheesh an insult to the country people,
Badawi, the Saint of Tanta, story of, 91.
Bamyia, a neckless of the vegetable, 59.
Banquet, a native, 161.
Bankruptcy of Islam, 65.
Bedouin village, visit to, 47.
Bekr, Abu, descendant of, in the birthday
Bekri, the Sheikh Abdul Hamid, 73.
Bible, Moslems and the, 321.
Bigots, barbarians are, everywhere, 290.
Birds, the story of the young, 261.
love of, 160.
Birthday of the Prophet in Cairo, 241.
Black Stone, why it is revered, 219.
Blomfield, Lady Massie, on the position of
Blunt, Mr. Wilfred, 6.
Books, Christian burning of, 393.
Boys, Egyptian, at play, 23.
small, education of the village, 62.
Brigandage, threats of, to the Holy Carpet
Britain, importance of Islam to, 374.
Butler, Dr., on the debt early Christianity
owes to Islam, 392.
Cadi and Englishman, a story of, 334.
Cadis school in Cairo, the, 329.
Cafe", talk in the village, 53.
Caine, Mr. Hall, The White Prophet, 384.
Caliph responsible for the Friday prayers,
Call to prayer, the early morning, 119.
the mid-day, in Cairo, 144.
Camels, the sacred, of the Mahmal, 202.
Carlyle, why he found the Koran wearisome,
Character, nobility of, from what is it drawn,
Charitableness, Moslem, 20.
Charity, is there any organised, 85.
the bequests of the Pasha Menshawi, 107.
Chastity, obligation equal as between man and
Children, rich and poor, brought up in pairs,
China and Islam, 373.
Chinese views upon Islam, 394.
Christian Church, the, state of, in Egypt at the
Arab Conquest, 293.
Churches, the fall of, in Africa, 396.
fatalism, a Moslem on, 314.
message does not need abuse of other
Christianity reviled by the Jews, 311.
Christians, why they are excluded from the
are they cursed in the mosques on Fridays,
tolerance of, 288.
Citadel, the festival of the Holy Carpet at,
Class distinction a hindrance to missionary
Cleanliness, a comparison between East and
Climate, has it changed, 70.
Coarseness of the talk of the fellaheen, 7, 53.
Condolence, a visit of, to Sayyed Sadat, 77.
Conversation in the village home, 26.
in the village caff, 53.
Conversion, do the Moslems attempt, 317.
Copt, the, as owner of the " chicken houses "
Coptic monks and dirt, 279.
Coptic Christians, the Prophet's consideration
Corelli's, Miss Maria, false colouring on
Egypt, 384. .
Corruption, early, in Cairo, 37.
Corvee, memories of the, 36.
Courbash, memories of the, 36.
Courtesy, Arab, 9.
Cromer, Lord, native appreciation of, 34, 36.
a misquotation by, 158.
errors in writing of Islam, 379.
on the question of the veil and the harem,
on education of women and agnosticism,
Cross, do the Moslems hate the, 323.
Crusaders, the, wading in Moslem blood, 402.
Cursing Christians, the Sheikh of Tanta on
the charge of, 95.
Cyrus, the Archbishop, and the black general,
Demerdache Mosque, a visit to, 163.
Dervish performances and medical science,
Dervishes, whirling, what their gyrations
Divorce, the evils of, in Egypt, 356.
the Prophet's laws for, taken from Moses,
disapproved of by Mohammed, 404.
Dog, how Moslems regard the, 80.
Doseh, the observance of, in old days, 76.
Dream of the head of Hosein, 154.
Dress, the simplest, worn in the evening, 22.
Drink, intoxicating, how it is introduced into
the villages, 55.
Eating with the fingers, 15.
Egypt, the living people of, never studied, 383.
Equality of Moslems, 13.
as shown in the mosques, 116.
as shown on the pilgrimage, 223.
and brotherhood in Islam, 332.
Etiquette, Eastern, to guests, 10.
Evil eye, the, 39.
Fanaticism at Al Azar, 146.
Christian, 298, 403.
the easy way in which the word is used,
leading present-day sheikhs on, 312.
Father, the name of, absent from the Moslem
names of God, 260.
Fatherhood of God in the Moslem belief,
Fathers and sons, relationship between, 67.
Feast, a great, at Tanta, 87.
Fellah not a barbarian, 63.
Fellaheen, coarseness of speech of, 7.
great age reached by, 18.
the house of, 19.
Fiction on Egypt, 402.
. . Food, what the poor eat, 59.
Forgiveness, the constant prayer for, 285.
Formalism in prayer, 130, 134, 276.
Freedom, religious, introduced by the
French understanding of the Moslems, 401.
Friendship, a traditional story about, 84.
Furn, or oven, importance of, 19.
Gairdner, Rev. W. H. T., on Moslem prayei,
on the Black Stone, 220.
on God as an autocrat, 262.
on vulgarity of the Moslem, 276.
quoted by the Bishop of London, 319.
on lack of trade morality, 404.
Garden of Allah, the, 102.
Garden, the wonderful, of the late Pasha
Genii, belief in, 25.
a mistaken idea of, 311.
Gentleman, qualities that make a, in the
German Crown Prince, how he was hood-
German expansion, Dr. Carl Peters on, 301.
Germany, and Pan-Islamism, 373.
and the " Yellow Peril," 373.
Ghazzali, the early theologian, 41.
on the ablutions, 280.
one of his discourses on the love of God,
Gibbon charged with "poetic fancy," 391.
God, the love of, as Mohammed interpreted
the Moslem conception of, 259.
Gordon, General, and the religion of Islam,
Government, local, of Eg5'pt, 16.
Grant, Dr., on Religions of the World, 401.
Gratitude, is it absent from the East, 83.
Greetings, Eastern, n.
Guilds, the, of Islam, 250.
Gullah (water-jar), when it is broken after a
Halima, the freed slave, 21.
Hanbury, Sir Thomas, the garden of, at La
Hareem, a visit to the village, 57.
the palace, 74.
Lord Cromer on, 347.
a perfect home life sometimes found in the,
had its origin in the days of luxury, 366.
" the secrets of the," 383.
Harriet Martineau thought it a brothel,
Hart's, Sir Robert, kindly views of the Chinese,
Heart, attempts to gain a religion of the,
Kitchens, Mr. Robert, and the Garden of
on Arab pride, 275.
Holy Carpet, an account of, 190.
seeing the sewing of, in the mosque, 137.
Horse, the Arab love of the, 97.
Hosein, mosque of, visits to, 135.
the head of, 152.
celebration of death of, 227.
Hospital, the Menshawi, 89.
Hospitality, Arab, 3, 4, 14.
etiquette of, 85.
Hostility to Christians not required in
Mohammed's teaching, 143.
Hottinger, a Jewish convert to Christianity,
Hugo's, Victor, abuse, 401.
Husband, the, acknowledged as master,
Hygiene, religion and, 280.
Ibrahim, the cover for the tomb of, in Mecca,
Ignorance, the duty of confessing, 145.
Infants, unbaptized, Sheikh YussePs misery
buried alive, 394.
Infidels, Christians not regarded as, 143.
"dogs of," 380.
Insularity of the British people, 376.
Itinerant preachers, one of the, 254.
Jerusalem, Moslem clemency at the taking of,
sacred to Moslems, 402.
Jesus, veneration of Moslems for, 141.
what do the Moslems think of, 319.
the one sinless Prophet, 321.
the great Missionary, 396.
Jews, Moslem friendship for, 162.
the, reviled by enemies, 311.
Johns, Dr. Griffith, disgust with the Chinese,
Jokes, enjoyment of verbal, 40.
Kekhia, evening prayer at, 113.
Kelly, Mr. Talbot, on the Egyptians, 395
Kempis, Thomas a, Imitation read by
Keneh, the Cadi of, and Lady Duff Gordon,
Khadijah, happy married life with Moham-
Khedive as builder of the Mosque of Azabam,
the, as supreme director of the Wakfs, 176.
supreme over the Friday prayers, through
the Caliph, 183
the, his reception of the Holy Carpet, 215.
the Court of, at the Prophet's Moolid, 253.
Kismet, an instance disproving, 132
Kitchener, Lord, his repression of students
and the press, 379.
Koran, ceremonial reading of, 124.
Arabic of, the language of heaven, 124.
the one miracle of the Prophet's life, 239.
an abominable Latin translation of, 310.
why Carlyle found it wearisome, 378.
the first English translation of, 380.
the, a confirmation of previous scriptures,
no Moslem translation of, 401.
Kunafa, a special Eastern dish, 167.
Kumm, Dr. Karl, on the Black Stone, 220.
Lahore, the Bishop of, and ignorance of the
clergy on Islam, 380.
Lane, on egg-hatching in Egypt, 53.
ignorant of cause of reverence for Mahmal,
on Arab pride, 287
Lane-Poole, Stanley, on Islam as a preserva-
tive against slavery, 46.
on good manners of Egyptians, 67.
on fanaticism at Al Azar, 146.
on fanatics and concealed infidels, 158.
Language, use of pictorial, 40
Library, the burning of the Alexandrian, 392.
Little's, Mrs. Archibald, views^of the Chinese,
London, the Bishop of, on the Moslems and
error of, 402.
Luther, Martin, on the Prophet, 381.
Luxor, Sheikh Zussef of, 263.
the Sheikh at, on fatalism and self-help, 316.
Maghraby, Sheikh, 225.
Mahmal, cost of the Egyptian, 196.
the puzzle of Egypt, 203.
reverence for, 206.
Ma'aleesh not a proof of fatalism, 315.
Martyrdom of Hassan and Hosein, celebration
Marriages, the Prophet's, misunderstood, 385.
Married life of the Prophet, 351.
and Mohammed, 387.
Margoliouth, Prof. D. S., on lack of preaching,
Martineau, Harriet, on Egypt, 383.
Martyn, Henry, on the Sufis, 268.
Mary, the Virgin, 322.
Medina, a place reserved there for the grave
of Jesus, 323.
Melanchthon on the Prophet, 381.
Menshawi, Pasha, the bequests of, 85.
Miracles of saints, 92.
Missionary zeal in early Islam, 301.
College, a Moslem, 317.
Missions, a true way for, 396.
Mist in Egypt. 70.
Mohammed, early vicious stories of, 310.
different views of, 381.
the character of, according to his contem-
Mr. Zwemer's abu se of, 386.
" tormented of the Devil," 404.
Moolid, the, of Sheikh Demerdache, 167.
Moral teaching in Islam, an instance of, 119.
the Sheikh of Hosein on, 143.
Moslems to be baptized to take off the evil
Mosque, visit to the village, 21.
the Menshawi, 88.
confab in, 35.
the, of Tanta, 90.
the first need of a Moslem community, 133.
Mosques, the sacred, visits to, 135.
why Christians are excluded from, 139.
organisation of the, 174.
the village, how organised, 186.
Mother, reverence taught to, 349,
Muir, Sir W., and the story of the Prophet's
the, of Mohammed, 264.
Muller, Max, on treatment of religions of the
Napoleon and the Sadat family, 74.
and Islam, 371.
Nationalist, the views of, 31.
Nights for God, the celebration of, 236.
Nile, veneration for the river, 54.
Omar, the question of his burning the library
of Alexandria, 27.
at the taking of Jerusalem, 295.
dealing with the haughty Jabala, 337.
did he destroy the Alexandrian library, 392.
Onion, the Prophet's hatred of the smell of,
Oppositiveness of East and West, instances of,
37 6 -
Palace, a visit to the home, of the late Pasha
Palaces, visit to Cairo, 72.
Palgrave on Arab hospitality, 4.
on the veil, 348.
on the freedom of women in Arabia, 401.
Pan-Islamism and Germany, 373.
Parker's, Sir Gilbert, backsheesh fictions, 384.
limited knowledge of Moslems, 402.
Passion Play, the, in Persia, 235.
Persecute, have the Moslems an obligation to,
Persian tiles, rare, in an old palace, 74.
Persians and the martyrdom of Hassan and
Peter the Hermit, fanatical zeal of, 304.
Peters, Dr. Carl, on the need for German
on the use Germany could make of Islam, 372.
Physical importance of the postures of prayer,
Pickthall, Mr., on early Moslem attitude to
Pictures, why they are absent from the homes,
Pilgrimage, the Egyptian Court historian on,
Polygamy, the grand Mufti on, 363.
in the Bible, a Moslem sheikh on, 387.
Popes, the savage libels of, 3X4.
Praise, the prayer of, 238.
Prayer, evening, at the Mosque Kekhia, 114.
evening, at the Mosque of Azabam, 123.
the conduct of the Moslem at, 127.
men must not pass between the worshipper
and the Kibla, 128.
physical importance of the postures of, 129.
evidence of a deep devotional spirit in, 129.
the charge of formalism in, 131.
always the first thought, 133.
the Semitic mind moved by, 221.
a, by the Prophet, 270.
the theme of the Moslem's private, 273.
the women and, 358.
attitude of the East towards, 375.
attitude of Englishmen towards, 375.
women bound to perform the, 404,
Preachers, itinerant, 121.
a definite duty, 122. ^
Pre-Islamic times, 3.
women in, 344.
Pride, Arab, 275.
Lane on Arab, 287.
Prophetism not proselytism, 398.
Prophet, the legends of his life, 393.
the Moolid of the, 241.
Proverbs used in conversation, 29.
Puerilities of the ablutions, Mr. S. M. Zwemer
Reformation of missionary methods and spirit,
39 6 -
Relics of the prophet, a visit to, 149, 151.
necessity for, 284.
Repetition, the use of, in the East, 249.
Repression, a native view of, 35.
Rida, Sheikh Rashit, on the character of the
Ridicule, fear of, accounts for exclusion of
Christians from the mosques, 139.
the Moslem expects, 382.
Rights, women's, in Islam higher than in
Roman spies report of their Moslem foe at
Rosary, the Moslem, 313.
Ruskin on the incompatibility of modern
Englishmen to the East, 375.
Moslem appreciation of the writings of, 382.
Sadat, visit to the historic house of, 73.
family, Napoleon and the, 74.
Saints' tombs, on visiting, 147.
Scamps, village, 68.
School, government, little provision for re-
ligious teaching at, 158.
Seclusion of women, the real tragedy of, 357.
Sermon, an informal, in the Mosque Kekhia,
1 1 8.
a modern example, 189.
Shaffey, Imam, visit to the tomb of, 156.
Shakspeare, Arab love of the works of, 240.
Shawish, Sheikh, on divorce in Egypt, 362.
Ship, the, of the Imam Shaffey, 159.
Shrews, the old women as, 62.
Sidi Okba, tolerance of a Christian at, 288.
Sidky, Mohammed Tewfik, M.D., on the
Siena, the first and second class funeral palls,
Catherine of, on the Moslems, 380.
Simplicity, the duty of, 181.
Sin, what the Moslems think of, 271.
the guilt of, recognised, 250.
Slaves and Islam, 42.
Smith, Bosworth, on the Moslem treatment of
Snobbery, Christian, in the matter of funeral
Socialism in an Egyptian village, 27.
Spain, Moslem toleration in, 297.
Speer, Mr. Robert, on " The Cow," 350.
St. Clair-Tisdall, Rev. W.,on Moslem prayer,
on purity of the heart being impossible for a
on Moslem formalism, 276.
his views strongly objected to by the sheiks,
on the Moslems and Jesus, 325.
unfairness of method of criticism, 391.
Stoicism, outward, misleading, 315.
Stone, the Black, 220.
Students of Al Azar, the aims of, 189.
Sugar-cane, the craving for the, 60.
Superstition, Mohammed opposed to, 401.
Sword of Islam, T. W. Arnold on the, 298.
the Christian, in modern days, 300.
the use of, denied by Christian missionary,
Tanta, a visit to, 85.
the sheikh of, on the organisation of school
Teeth, cleansing of the, 281.
Tertullian on the libels on Christians, 311.
Titles, the trade in, 69.
Tolerance as shown in the Pasha Men-
shawi's bequests, 89.
Toleration taught in the original records,
Toleration a slow growth, 291.
instances of Moslem, 296.
Moslems charged with, as an offence, 403.
Tombs, saints visiting, 224.
Traditions, the, what is the rule of acceptance,
Travellers views on Eastern people, 395.
Travel, old or new books of, 401.
Tribute, how it was exacted, 299.
Trinity, the only doctrine of, which known to
Truth, does Islam encourage the, 38.
Turf-Club, the spirit of, 34.
Universal Races Congress, reception of the
missionary views at, 395.
Usury, a genuine dislike of, by Moslems, 403.
Veil, the, said to " bury alive all women, 345.
where the tragedy of seclusion is felt, 357.
a cruel missionary charge, 394.
Village, an Egyptian, 17.
Vision, the Prophet's, 400.
Vixer, Mr. H., experience with the Senussi
brotherhood in the Sahara desert, 294.
Votes for women, an Egyptian advocate of,
Wakfs administration, the, 176.
administration, encouragement of preaching
by, 12 1.
Weather, has the climate changed, 70.
Whirling dervishes, a mystical order of, 173.
Whisky, the disgrace of the advertisments of,
Witch, the drowning of, in England, 96.
Womenfolk of the village, 58.
Women, the position of, 340.
English customs, hard on, 350.
the piety of, 358.
and prayer, 359.
not necessarily restrained, 401.
freedom in Arabia, 401.
bound to perform the prayers, 404.
Wordsworth quoted by an Egyptian, 24.
" Yellow Peril " and Germany, 373.
Zikr, of the Demerdache order, 169.
the, a modern Moslem on, 169.
Zikrs, the, at the Prophet's Moolid, 253.
Zwemer, Mr. Samuel M., on bankr
on the Koran and salvation from sin, 276.
on the puerilities of the instructions for
charges of fanatic zeal, 298.
on Jihad, 303.
on fatalism, 307.
on pre-Islamic virtues, 345.
and " the Cow," 350.
abuse of the Prophet, 386.
i7th century quotation, 404.
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