Mahomedan


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Ma`hom´ed`an


n.1.See Mohammedan.
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Sparsit returned, in effect, though not of the Mahomedan persuasion: 'To hear is to obey.'
He eyed me with much suspicion; perhaps he had heard of ablutions in the Mahomedan religion, and knowing me to be a heretick, probably he came to the conclusion that all hereticks were Turks.
The gardener informed Camaralzaman that they were quite a year's land journey to any Mahomedan country, but that there was a much shorter route by sea to the Ebony Island, from whence the Isles of the Children of Khaledan could be easily reached, and that a ship sailed once a year for the Ebony Island by which he might get so far as his very home.
The Prior of Jorvaulx crossed himself and repeated a pater noster, in which all devoutly joined, excepting the Jew, the Mahomedans, and the Templar; the latter of whom, without vailing his bonnet, or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic, took from his neck a gold chain, which he flung on the board, saying ``Let Prior Aymer hold my pledge and that of this nameless vagrant, in token that when the Knight of Ivanhoe comes within the four seas of Britain, he underlies the challenge of Brian de Bois-Guilbert, which, if he answer not, I will proclaim him as a coward on the walls of every Temple Court in Europe.''
Mill writes, "The political state of India, at this time (during the Turkic invasions from the North) consisted of a Mahomedan government, supported by a Mahomedan force, over a Hindu population." His description of the Muslims in the second volume of his history starts with Mahmud of Ghazni and ends with the Battle of Panipat in 1761; a year he considers the end of Muslim rule.
In India, Muslims follow the Muslim Personal Law, Mahomedan Law and those laws for Sunnis and Shias.
Burrabazar Family Literary Club (1857), Mahomedan Literature Society (1863), Hindu Literary Society (1876), Bagbazar Reading Library (1883) were of some the new libraries having good reading room facility for Indian users.
One surprise though was the discovery of a book titled Mahomedan Law by Moulvi Mahomed Yusoof Khan Bahadur.
He told Nawab Muhamamd Abdul Latif's (1928-93) Calcutta-based Mahomedan Literary Society (f.1863) in 1872 that it was the love of the Muslim nation that had inspired him to undertake a comprehensive programme of educational, cultural, social and political uplift of the Muslims.
Marshall opined in 1860 that the dress of Burmese women was "unbecoming and indecent." (88) Gwendolen Trench Gascoigne was hinting at their sexual freedom when she wrote in 1896 that "Utterly unlike their miserable Mahomedan and Hindoo sisters, they enjoy absolute liberty--a liberty of which, if rumour prove true, they make ample use." (89) The painter Robert Kelly was reflecting a widely held belief that Burmese men were lazy and effeminate, and Burmese women free and easy, when he wrote in 1905 that the latter preferred "to mate with the more energetic males of other countries." (90)
See, for example, 'Petition from a number of Mahomedan residents of Rangoon for a grant of land for a mosque', National Archives of Myanmar, accession no.
"What is the difference between a Mahomedan and a Hindu?"