168 the whole of the notions and powers of primitive creation is contained in the knowledge of God, who is understood under the name of " primitive, per- " manent, and predestinator." Every body pos- sesses not this knowledge; it was then on account of the belief that the predestinations were concealed in it, that <c the night of power" was said to be " primitive," and as in the place to which one re- turns (that is at the resurrection) every thing con- cealed shall become manifest, and every one be in- formed of it, on account of this belief, this place was referred to " day." As on this day, all are to rise from the tomb of the body, and to awake from the sleep of heedlessness, it was called " the resurrec- " tion." According to the learned, Kabah (the square tem- ple at Mecca) is an emblem of the sun, on which account it is right to worship it; and the well Zem zem1 signifies likewise " the great luminary," as Hakim Klidkdni said relatively to both: 4i 0 Kabah, them traveller of the heaven 1 " 0 Zem zem, thou fire of the world!" Hajer id dsvad, 'c the black stone at Mecca," repre- sents the body of Venus, which on the border of the heavens is a star of the planets. Some have inter- preted the resurrection of the bodies in the sense of the learned, who referred it lo the revolution of the 1 A well at Mecca, sec this vol., p. 14-15, note 1.