Author Topic: Muslims, Christians and Jews in Syria at the time of the plague (Black Death)  (Read 98 times)

infinite59

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This is an interesting caption I came accross by a 14th century Muslim jurists named Ibn Batuta, detailing the commonality in sufferering three religions undertook inside Syria, where the death toll was 2,000 a day!!!!!

"The people fasted for three successive days, the last of which was a Thursday.  At the end of this period the amirs, sharifs, qadis, doctors of Law, and all other classes of the people in their several degrees, assembled in the Great Mosque, until it was filled to overflowing with them, and spent Thursday night there in prayers and liturgies and supplications.  Then, after performing the dawn prayer..., they all went out together on foot carrying Qu'rans in their hands--the Amirs too barefooted.  The entire population of the city joined in exodus, male and female, small and large, the Jews went out with their book of the law and the Christians with their Gospel, their women and children with them; the whole concourse of them in tears and humble supplications, imploring the favor of God through His Books and His Prophets."
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mauzip

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Montana00

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Yea.....im kinda agreeing with him. i havent slept in 24 hours, and am a little drunk. im gonna have to re read this when im "normal"