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Full text of "The Dabistan"

47

" Abd-ul Khader asked: c What has Miyan or-
6' ' dered ?' The Afghan replied: ' To keep at a
*' ' distance, and to beware of the Moghuls." ' When
Abd-ul Khader presented himself at the court of the
lord Ahul Mazaf&r Shahdb-eddin Muhammeti, Sdheb-i-
Kerdnsdni Amir al Mumenin shahJehanPddshah, ghdzy,
44 the victorious," he was elevated to a high rank.
In the year of the Hejira 1045 (A. D. 1655-4) he
reached his last day, and was buried at Paishaver.

Mirza, the son of Ntir-eddin, lived in the reign of
the lord Amir al Mumenin Shah Jehdn, and was killed
in the battle of Doulet-abad. Kerimdad,, the son of
Jelal eddin, was delivered up by the tribe of the Jela-
lian toMuhammed YakubKashmiri, the Vakil," agent,"
of SdU Khdn Terkhdn, and he was put to death in the
year of the Hejira 1048 (A. D. 1658-9). Alheddd
Khdn, the son of Jelal-eddin, having been honored
with the title of Rashid Khdn, was appointed to a
command of four thousand in the Dekan, and ended
the term of this life in the year of the Hejira 1058
(A. D. 1648-9).'

4 We find in the Asiatic Researches (vol. XL from p. 363 to 418), a
translation of this chapter, with a Memoir on the Rosheniah sect by the
late Doctor John Leyden, whose early death in Java will ever be regretted
as a great loss to Oriental literature. In his researches relative to the
language and literature of the Afghans, he met with a work in the Afghan
or Pashtu languge, entitled Mdkhan Afhgani!', a miscellaneous com-
pilation on the ritual and moral practice of Islam, composed by Akhun
(Mulla) Derwezeh, a character celebrated in Afghanistan chiefly for his