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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
page 148

and prayed in the Mihrah. Immediately afterwards a sermon GmAtin BK was preached before the congregation."* A. „. nu7. This sermon was delivered by Mohammed Hen Zehj. " Praise be to God," saith the preacher, " who by the power of his might hath raised up Islamism on the ruins of Polytheism; who governs all things according to his will ; who overthroweth the devices of the infidels, and causeth the truth to triumph. ... . I praise God, who hath succoured his elect; who hath rendered them victorious and crowned them with glory, who hath purified his holy house from the filthiness of idolatry I bear witness that there is no God but that one great God who standeth alone and hath no partner ; sole, supreme, eternal ; who begetteth not and is not begotten, and hath no equal. I bear witness that Mahomet is his servant, his envoy, and his prophet, who hath dissipated doubts, confounded polytheism, and put down LIES, &c " Ο men, declare ye the blessings of God, who bath restored to you this holy city, after it has been left in the power of the infidels for a hundred years This holy house of the Lord hath beeu built, and its foundations have been established, for the glory of God This sacred spot is the dwelbng place of the prophets, the hebla, (place of prayer,) towards which you turn at the commencement of your religious duties, the birth-place of the saints, the scene of the revelation. It is thrice holy, for the angels of God spread their wings over it. This is that blessed land of which God hath spoken in his sacred book. In this house of prayer, Mahomet prayed with the angels who approach God. It is to this spot that all fingers are turned after the two holy places This conquest, Ο men, hath opened unto you * Omad'oddiD Katcb.—Mkhattd, EfttrarU Àrabee.

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