102 med's marriage night with Sidikdh,* and blamed the deed of David concerning Uriah's wife/ When the Sultan Khajah, who was one of the Ilahian, was about to leave this world, he said to the emperor:'4 Let not your Majesty bury me as if I had *c been an adorer of Divs." On that account he was placed in a tomb with lamps, like a person of dis- tinction, and a lattice was left towards the great majestic luminary, the splendor of which purifies from of all sins. Further, orders were issued that, in imitation of the kings of Ajem, low people may be prevented from reading the books of the wise, and from the pursuit of sciences. By other ordinances,, the affairs of the Hindus were to be decided by learned Brahmans, and those of Muselmans by their ownKas'is. Likewise the followers of other reli- gions and persuasions received orders, that the head of a corpse may be laid in a tomb towards the east, 1 Sidikah, " the true," is a surname given by the Muhammedans to the blessed Virgin, and to Ayisha', daughter of Abu-bekr, and wife of Mu- hammed. At nine years of age, her mother took her down from a swing suspended between two palm-trees, where she childishly slept, and placed her upon the lap of the prophet, a bridegroom of fifty-two years. She was but eighteen when he died. She then became the head of a party hostile to All. She never forgot the austere judgment which he had passed upon the occurrence related in the preceding note (p. 100 note 1); not satisfied with having discarded him more than twenty-three years from the khalifat, she led in person a strong army against him, to wrest it from his hands; but was taken in battle, generously treated, and sent to Medina, where she died in the year of the Hejira 58 (A. D. 077), having attained the prophet's ago of sixty-three years.