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Anti-smoking poster from Oman.

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The Arabic translation of the New Testament as completed and published by Van Dyck. This copy was sent to Salisbury from Beirut in August 1862, soon after publication, by the American missionary and Arabist Henry Harris Jessup (Class of 1851,…

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The author was the Maronite Bishop of Aleppo from 1725 until his death. The text (compiled in 1708) is an Arabic grammar aimed at a Christian audience, with grammatical examples chiefly drawn from texts of the Bible. Eli Smith gave this and other…

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A textbook on Arabic grammar and usage by Rifā’ah Rāfi’ al- Ṭahṭāwī, (1801-1873) one of the very first Egyptians sent by Muhammad Ali (1769-1849), the governor of Egypt, to study in Paris. He is known for his prolific writings and…

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A textbook on the common mistakes commited by writers and their correct usage by the well known literati al-Ḥarīrī (1054-1122), the author of the Maqāmāt or Assemblies. A very scarce edition.

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A Shiite commentary and explanations of 40 hadiths (or sayings) of the Prophet Muhammad by al-Qāḍī Sa’īd, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Mufīd al-Qummī (1639-1695 or 96). The Arabic text is preceded by 3 introductions in Persian by…

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A poem by Kāẓim al- Uzrī (1730-ca. 1797) praising the Prophet Muhammad and his family. The poem is quintupled (مخمّس) by Jābir al-Kāẓimī (1807 or 8-1895 or 6), in addition to some other poems in the defense of the rights of Āl…

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The Dīwān “collected poems” of Ibn al-Fāriḍ, ‘Umar ibn ‘Alī (1181 or 2-1235), the Egyptian born Sufi and mystic poet. His father came to Egypt from Hama, Syria. His theological and sufi (mystical) views were, and still are, very…

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Two treatises: the first on Islamic law by Muḥibb Allāh ibn ‘Abd al-Shakūr al- Bahārī (d. 1707 or 8). The text is accompanied by interlinear and marginal commentary. The second is Mu’īn al-ghāʼiṣīn fī radd…

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Commentary by Qāḍī Mīr, Ḥusayn ibn Mu’īn al-Dīn (d. 1504 or 5) on the second and third parts (dealing with physics and metaphysics) of Hidāyat al-Ḥikmah (Introduction to Philosophy) by Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī, al-Mufaḍḍal…
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