or Mohammed, according to Deutsch, means the Predicted Messiah. (Hag. ii. 7.) It is the titular name taken by Halabi, founder of Islam. (570-632.)
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Camel (Swiftest). Adha (q.v.).
Cave. The cave in which Gabriel appeared to Mahomet was HoiâCoffin. It is said that Mahomet's coffin, in the Hadgira of Medina, is suspended in mid-air without any support. Many explanations have been given of this phenomenon, the one most generally received being that the coffin is of iron, placed midway between two magnets. Burckhardt visited the sacred enclosure, and found the ingenuity of science useless in this case, as the coffin is not suspended at all.
Died at Medina, Monday, June 8th, 632, age of seventy-two. The 10th of the Hedjrah. Dove. Mahomet had a dove which he used to feed with wheat out of his ear. When the dove was hungry it used to light on the prophet's shoulder, and thrust its bill into his ear to find its meal. Mahomet thus induced the Arabs to believe that he was inspired by the Holy Ghost in the semblance of Mahomet 413 (continued).
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“Was Mahomet inspired with a dove?”
“Borak was a fine-limbed, high-standing horse, strong in frame, and with a coat as glossy as marble. His colour was saffron, with one harr of gold for every three of tawny; his ears were restless and pointed like a reed; his eyes large and full of fire; his nostrils wide and steaming; he had a white star on his forehead, a neck gracefully arched, a mane soft and silky, and a thick tail that swept the ground.” —Croquemitaine, ii. 9.
Uncle, who took charge of Mahomet at the death of his grandfather, Abu Taleb'. Wives. Ten in number, viz. (1) Kadidja, a rich widow of the tribe of Koreish, who had been twice married already, and was forty years of age. For twenty-five years she was his only wife, but at her death he married nine others, all of whom survived him.
Mahomet loved Mary, a Coptic girl, and in order to justify the amour, added a new chapter to the Koran, which may be found in Gagnier's Notes upon Abulfeda, p. 151.
(1) Ayesha, daughter of Abu Bekr, only nine years old on her wedding-day. This was his youngest and favourite wife.
(2) Sauda, widow of Sokran, and nurse to his daughter Fatima.
(3) Hafsa, a widow twenty-eight years old, who also had a son. She was daughter of Omeya.
(4) Zeinab, wife of Zaid, but divorced in order that the prophet might take her to wife.
(5) Barra, wife of a young Arab and daughter of Al Hareth, chief of an Arab tribe. Both father and husband were slain in a battle with Mahomet. She was a captive.
(6) Rehana, daughter of Simeon, and a Jewish captive.
(7) Safiya, the espoused wife of Kenana. Kenana was put to death. Safiya outlived the prophet forty years.
(8) Omm Habiba —i.e. mother of Habiba; the widow of Abu Sofian.
(9) Maimuna, fifty-one years old, and a widow, who survived all his other wives.
Also ten or fifteen concubines, chief of whom was Mariyeh, mother of Ibrahim, the prophet's son, who died when fifteen months old.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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