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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin


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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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
page 424

and the reward or punishment of good or evil works, are doubled therein. Such as are unable to accomplish the journey may send oil to furnish a lamp, and as long as it burns the angels in the place will pray for the sender. As for those who build, repair, or endow any portion of the Mosque, they will enjoy prolonged life and increased wealth on earth, as well as a reward in heaven. The Eoman church is not singular in its successful dealings with rich and moribund sinners. The pilgrim, in entering the Haram, puts his right foot forward, and says, " Ο Lord, pardon my sins, and open to me the doors of thy mercy." As he goes out he repeats the customary benediction upon Mohammed, and exclaims, " Ο Lord, pardon my sins, and open to me the doors of thy grace." In entering the Cubbet es Sakhrah he should be careful to keep the Holy Eock upon his right hand, so that in walking round it he may exactly reverse the proceedings in the case of the Tawwàf, or circuit of the Ka'abeh at Mecca. He should then enter the cave which is beneath the Sakhrah with humility of deportment, and should first utter the formula called " the Prayer of Soloman," viz., " Ο God, pardon the sinners who come here, and relieve the injured." After this, he may pray for whatsoever he pleases, with the assurance that his request will be granted. As he is conducted about the Haram es Sherif the various sacred spots are pointed out to him, and when he has performed the requisite number of prostrations, and repeated the appropriate prayer dictated by his guide, the story or tradition of each is solemnly related to him. Thus, on approaching the " Holy Eock " he is told that it is one of the rocks of paradise ; that it stands on a palm tree, beneath which flows one of the rivers of Paradise. Beneath the shade of this tree Asia, the wife of Pharaoh, who is said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world, and Miriam, the sister of Moses, shall stand on

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