The Forty Hadith of Imam Al Nawawi

In the introduction to his compilation the Imam writes, “To proceed: It has been transmitted to us on the authority of `Ali ibn Abi Talib, `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud, Mu`adh ibn Jabal, Abu`d-Darda’,...
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Kashmir, by Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

Bernier, the first European to enter Kashmir, writing in 1665, says: “In truth, the kingdom surpasses in beauty all that my warmest imagination had anticipated.” This impression is not universally...
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A Lonely Summer in Kashmir by Margaret Cotter Morison: Free e-book

The question I had to decide when at the end of May 1901, I was suddenly, through no fault of my own, thrown entirely on my own resources in Kashmir, with no friend in the land and no one with whom to...
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Our Visit to Hindostan, Kashmir, and Ladakh by Mrs J. C. Murray Aynsley (1879): Free e-book

Coming to India as simple travellers, we were able to go wherever fancy led us so that, at the expiration of nearly three years, we have perhaps seen much more of that country than many who have passed...
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Kashmir the Land of Streams and Solitudes by P. Pirie : Free e-book

There are other roads in Kashmir; roads like colonnades between serried ranks of poplar trees, “the tall, slim, silvery pillars of the beautiful populus alba, or the somber stateliness of the dark...
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Afoot Through the Kashmir Valleys by Marion Doughty: Free e-book

Many years ago a little girl with knitted brows and every outward sign of strong concentration was pulling at one end of a chicken’s ” merry-thought.” The brows relaxed and the mouth...
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The Panjab, North- West Frontier Province, and Kashmir by Sir James McCrone Douie : Free e Book

In his opening chapter Sir James Douie refers to the fact that the area treated in this volume—just one quarter of a  million square miles—is comparable to that of Austria-Hungary. The comparison...
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Diary of a Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet by William Henry Knight : Free ebook

With the fullest sense of the responsibility incurred by the addition of another volume to the countless numbers already existing, and daily appearing in the world, the following Diary has been committed...
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The Great Weaver from Kashmir by Halldór Laxness : Book review

Ayaz Rasool Nazki:   While surfing the net I stumbled upon the title of a book “The Great Weaver from Kashmir” by Halldor Laxness. A sheer curiosity, a result of sighting Kashmir in the title of...
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