My father had a brother high in favour with Mohammed
Boabdil, King of Grenada thither we go, secure of peace and protection, for the payment of such ransom as the Moslem exact from our people.
It had been taken from the Turkish camp before Vienna, and the standard of Mohammed
had stood beneath the tremulous gilt of its canopy.
Haroun-al-Raschid, son of Mahdi, sends this letter to Mohammed
Zinebi, his cousin.
But seeing that he was not likely soon to cease I made haste to put him on shore, and thence he continued his maledictions and lamentations aloud; calling on Mohammed
to pray to Allah to destroy us, to confound us, to make an end of us; and when, in consequence of having made sail, we could no longer hear what he said we could see what he did; how he plucked out his beard and tore his hair and lay writhing on the ground.
I am Waja, chief of the Waji," he explained, "and you are Mohammed
Dubn, the Arab sheik, who would murder my people and steal my ivory," and he dexterously trussed Mr.
said Athos, "God is great, as say the followers of Mohammed
, and the future is in his hands.
It's Mohammedan in form now, but I shouldn't wonder if the tale is a long way older than Mohammed
I swapped horses with Mohammed, the kingly-looking Egyptian who is our Ferguson's lieutenant.
In boyhood I longed to be an Arab of the desert and have a beautiful mare, and call her Selim or Benjamin or Mohammed, and feed her with my own hands, and let her come into the tent, and teach her to caress me and look fondly upon me with her great tender eyes; and I wished that a stranger might come at such a time and offer me a hundred thousand dollars for her, so that I could do like the other Arabs--hesitate, yearn for the money, but overcome by my love for my mare, at last say, "Part with thee, my beautiful one
In 1854 a Marabout of the Senegalese Fouta, Al-Hadji by name, declaring himself to be inspired like Mohammed
, stirred up all the tribes to war against the infidels--that is to say, against the Europeans.
The fact that he had brought back with him the woman prisoner who had escaped, added strength to his claims, and Mohammed
Beyd soon found himself fraternizing good-naturedly with the very man whom he would have slain without compunction had he discovered him alone in the jungle a half hour before.
At length in 1453 the Sultan Mohammed
II attacked Constantinople.