Meer Hassan Ali, B.
Observations on the Mussulmauns of India: descriptive of their manners, customs, habits, and religious opinions ; made during a twelve years residence in their immediate Society (Band 1) — London, 1832

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CONTENTS

THE FIRST VOLUME.

Introductory Letter .... Page xvii

LETTER I.

Introductory Remarks.—The characteristic simplicity of
manners exhibited in Native families.—Their munifi-
cent charity.—The Syaads.—Their descent, and the
veneration paid to them.—Their pride of birth.—Fast of
Mahurrum.—Its origin.— The Sheahs and Soonies.—
Memorandum of distances.—Mount Judee (Judea), the
attributed burying-place of Adam and Noah.—-Mauso-
leum of Ali.—Tomb of Eve.—Meer Hadjee Shah.

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LETTER II.

Celebration of Mahurrum.—The Tazia.—Mussulmaun Ce-
meteries.— An Emaum-baarah.—Piety of the ladies.—
Self-inflicted abstinence and privations endured by each
sex.—Instances of the devotional zeal of the Mussul-
mauns.—Attempted infringement on their religious for-
malities.—The Resident at Lucknovv.—Enthusiastic ardour
of the poor.—Manner of celebrating the Mahurrum in
opposition to the precepts of the Khoraun.—-Mosque and
Emaum-baarah contrasted.—The supposition of Mussul-
mauns practising idolatry confuted. . . . Page 29
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