of tliem by the command of .God, as in like manner, during Muhammed's life, some of his precepts have .been obliterated. The man quoted from the hea- venly book of Musaylima the following words : 4' Adopt the belief (0 men !) that our God is the God c< of the world, and know, that he is the Creator of " the universe and of its inhabitants;- that he is tú above the creatures, none of whom is like him; tc say not, that he has no body; for it may be that 4' he has a body, although not one like a body of his 4t creatures: hand, eye, and ear of God are men- ie tioned in the Furkan1 which came from Muham- " rned; and what is stated in the first Fanik, which ** is the book of Musaylima, is all truth; but the j" hand, the eye, and the ear of God are not like the 44 hand and foot, and eye and ear of the creatures. c c Thus faith is required for an intercourse with God, " and contemplation of the Creator; yet, whatever " was found existing can be seen, but the vision of " the eye, and the want of it, ought not to be taken " in a confined sense, as faith is to be entertained ' * that God shows himself to his servants in whatever " manner he wills." The man further proceeded to say: a Avoid discussions about antiquity, tra- of the new prophet appeared then crushed, yet we see by the account of theDabistan, that its doctrine maintained itself as late as the seventeenth century of our era. 1 Furkan, separating, discriminating, is another name for the Koran; and signifies any sacred book discriminating the right from \vrong.