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.
- which one is it?
GUEST: How much are they gonna charge me for the parking?
COWORKER: It’s $45 for valet parking and $35 for self-park.
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Beautiful recitation of Surat al-A‘la by Uthman Mustafa Kamal.
- jafsa asked:Salam Aqsa, Your tumblr inspires me soooo soooo much. You are a hero to all tumblrs everywhere
Wsalam, I think yew forgot to be anonymous. lol :P.
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