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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ... rich merchants of Kuwait or foreigners to settle in Failakah on the ground that they would probably oppress the original inhabitants. Sacred...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ... rich merchants of Kuwait or foreigners to settle in Failakah on the ground that they would probably oppress the original inhabitants. Sacred places.--Failakah is remarkable chiefly for its tombs and shrines. First, there are the graves of the Auliya Ujl or Saints, who play a large part in the traditions of the island; of these some 60 or 70 are scattered round the village of Zor. Then, about a m ile to the south of Zor, there arc the tombs of Sa'ad i, Sa'id .. and Sa'idah XKm that of Sa'ad is to the east of the others, and the whole group stand up conspicuously as Failakah is approached in a boat from Kuwait. It is principally to visit these tombs, said to commemorate two brothers and a sister who were murdered here, that pilgrims from Yaman and India, and more frequently from Afghanistan and Baluchistan, visit Failakah. There is another tomb, also possessing virtue and visited by pilgrims; it is said to be that of a certain Muhammad-al-Badawi, whose only claim to distinction is that his finger after death resisted the removal of his signet ring. Lastly, there is the Muqam-al-Khidharl 2LI which overlooks the boat harbour of Zor, and is now a roofless tower threatened by the encroachments of the sea. Persians do not resort to it but it is frequented by Arab sailors who come to perform their vows, made in sickness or in danger at sea, by sacrificing a sheep or a goat, by burning incense and by feeding the poor. The tutelary spirit is probably the same Khidhar who has a shrine on 'Abbadan islaud; ir Failakah_. however, his reputation is chiefly as a patron saint of mariners. The shrine of Khidhar is not so much visited by foreign pilgrims as those mentioned before it. Traditions.--Qrainiyah is said to have been the seat of a tyrant who wore ...
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