Handwritten 17th c. Ottoman manuscript of Al-Qur’an, written around 1000 hijri. Binding is recent though. Some pages are repaired. Water damage near the top of most pages.
— Aeschylus, or Herodotus quoting Solon
(Interesting, though AFAIK early firearms were hardly as effective as a bow and arrow or a crossbow.)
For some reason I found this funny lol, Arabic book publisher whining
(Not that I haven’t seen this in English books; cf. Allen & Unwin about Ace Paperbacks.)
The Iliad of Homer in the English verse translation by Alexander Pope illustrated with the classical designs of John Flaxman
New York: The Heritage Press. 1943. Cloth.
New book, present from a friend.
The Niche of Lights, a translation by David Buchman of Imam al-Ghazālī’s Mishkāh al-Anwār. This is the first edition I have from Brigham Young U.’s Islamic Translation Series. Nicely produced, good Arabic font. I like the facing parallel text layout.
Look here for an older English translation as well as other related resources.
- The Holy Places
I have been blessed to make a trip to umrah. Below is the extent of what I plan to post about it. I’m taking it as a personal...
- تكلمت مع مدير المكتبة بالعربية اليوم
كان ممارسة جيدة و مفيدة
ولكن في ذلك الوقت إفتقدت البرنامج و أساتذتي...
- "We're going to make this real simple."
(Exact location changed to protect the hotel’s identity.)
CONCIERGE: Alright, so to get there just walk out...
i still can’t believe americans don’t call car parks
car parks wtf
is that where you bring your car on...