Area Handbook for the Persian Gulf States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 - 448 էջ
 

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Էջ 18 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, • — which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus, and of Ind ; Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings Barbaric pearl and gold...
Էջ 369 - The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), also known as the World Bank, officially came into existence on December 27, 1945.
Էջ 429 - Turkey. barrels per day — Production of crude oil and petroleum products is frequently measured in barrels per day, often abbreviated bpd or bd. A barrel is a volume measure of forty-two United States gallons. Conversion of barrels to tons depends on the density of the specific product. About 7.3 barrels of average crude oil weigh one ton.
Էջ 42 - There is no god but God (Allah), and Muhammad is his Prophet." This simple profession of faith is repeated on many ritual occasions, and recital in full and unquestioning sincerity designates one a Muslim.
Էջ 43 - In addition to specific duties, Islam imposes a code of ethical conduct encouraging generosity, fairness, honesty, and respect and forbidding adultery, gambling, usury, and the consumption of carrion, blood, pork, and alcohol. A Muslim stands in a personal relationship to God; there is neither intermediary nor clergy in orthodox Islam. Those...
Էջ 41 - Muslim calendar, based on the lunar year, begins in 622. In Medina Muhammad continued to preach, eventually defeated his detractors in battle, and consolidated both the temporal and the spiritual leadership of all Arabia in his person before his death in 632.
Էջ 62 - Sa'ud in Saudi Arabia. The state's 1989 GDP was $5.4 billion, for an amazing per capita income of over $17,000. United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven shaykhdoms: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah (al-Shariqa), Ra's al-Khayma, Fujayra, 'Um al-Qaywayn, and c Ajman.
Էջ 42 - The believer is to pray in a prescribed manner after purification through ritual ablutions each day at dawn, midday, midafternoon, sunset, and nightfall. Prescribed genuflections and prostrations accompany the prayers, which the worshiper recites facing toward Mecca. Whenever possible men pray in congregation at the mosque (from masjid, place of prostration) under a prayer leader and on Fridays are obliged to do so.

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