But his love of me is wonderful; I go further: I, who sicken and freeze at the mere thought of him, when I recall the abjection
and passion of this attachment, and when I know how he fears my power to cut him off by suicide, I find it in my heart to pity him.
It would mean that the agent of his shame - for his shame was the deep abjection
- was once more at large and in general possession; and what glared him thus in the face was the act that this would determine for him.
We discussed briefly just first period of the Abbasid
Caliphate in this section according to subject and where by political and social space of that era properly described for understanding the literature of that period.
Shaikh Sultan opens exhibition entitled 'Early Capitals of Islamic Culture - The Artistic Legacy of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid
In Arab culture, a black flag recalls the battle standards of the Prophet Muhammad and of the Abbasid
caliphate, which ruled from Baghdad over a vast Islamic empire.
The first-ever 'Islamic state', the Umayyad Islamic State (AD661-775), and the Abbasid
Islamic state (AD750-1258), were equally well-known for providing conditions in which Jewish and Christian communities flourished and prospered in peace and security.
The 500 years of Abbasid
reign that followed provide many valuable illustrations of how these two communities subsequently related to each other.
Among them are discussions of the cities Baghdad and Basra and of important people such as al-Baqullani in theology, the three brothers called the Banu Musa in the sciences, the Abbasid
chancellor family Barmakids, and Batazid Bastami in the mystical tradition.
In 1192, when Sultan Ghori finally defeated Raja Pirthviraj, the seat of Abbasid
Caliphate in Baghdad had become insignificant.
When Byzantine forces attacked the Abbasid
empire, the first response of the caliph's forces and angry Sunnis was to intensify their persecution of Shiites.
Ibn Tulun was the son of a Turkish slave of Mongol origins owned by the Abbasid
39-62), discusses the religious life of the great Seljuq Sultans, and takes an intermediate position between the original view of the Seljuqs as Sunni heroes and the revisionist view, which stresses their persecution of the Abbasid
caliphs, and their use of religion for propaganda purposes.