Having done this she begged the Calenders to sit on a sofa on one side of the room, and the Caliph and his friends to place themselves opposite.
Zobeida then got up from her seat between the Calenders and the Caliph and walked slowly across to where the porter stood with the dogs.
The Caliph in particular could hardly contain himself, and made signs to the vizir to ask what it all meant.
The Calenders and the Caliph looked at each other, and whispered together, unheard by Zobeida and Sadie, who were tending their fainting sister.
At length the Caliph could contain his curiosity no longer, and declared that he would compel the ladies to tell them the meaning of their strange conduct.
The seven culprits all thought their last hour had come, and the Caliph repented bitterly that he had not taken the vizir's advice.
The Caliph, who was naturally very impatient, suffered far more than either of the others at feeling that his life was at the mercy of a justly offended lady, but when he heard her question he began to breathe more freely, for he was convinced that she had only to learn his name and rank for all danger to be over.
Its length was equal to that of three of the loftiest trees that grow, and it was as wide as the great hall of audience in your palace, O most sublime and munificent of the Caliphs.
No sooner had we got rid of these birds, which occasioned us great annoyance, than we were terrified by the appearance of a fowl of another kind, and infinitely larger than even the rocs which I met in my former voyages; for it was bigger than the biggest of the domes on your seraglio, oh, most Munificent of Caliphs.
In 637 the Patriarch of Jerusalem insisted that he would surrender the city only to the Caliph
himself, none other than Omar Farooq.
It is named after Zubaida Bint Jaafar, wife of the Abbasid Caliph
Harun Al Rashid.
Soon after succeeding al-Muktafi, Caliph
al-Muqtader re-captured Basra and ordered the city's re-fortification.
It stands out because it was "the first time in Islamic history that a caliph
declared a religious doctrine and enforced" it (p.
Baghdadi awarded himself the title of caliph
-- the chief Muslim civil and religious ruler, regarded as the successor of the Prophet Mohammad -- in 2014.
Imamabargahs while Majalis would also be held to highlight services of fourth caliph
of muslims Hazrat Ali (A.