Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, Alberuni's India (v. 1)

(London :  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.,  1910.)



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family, and marry her to some male relative. The
child of such a marriage is considered as the off'spring
of the deceased.

Whoever neglects this duty and does not fulfil it,
kills innumerable souls, since he cuts off the progeny
and the name of the deceased to all eternity.

We have here given an account of these things in
order that the reader may learn by the comparative
treatment of the subject how much superior the insti¬
tutions of Islam are, and how much more plainly this
contrast brings out all customs and usages, differing
from those of Islam, in their essential foulness.
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