210 mon);l'Hewnes, and the like, whom they narne- " possessors of fame;" the prophets of the Hindus, such as Rama, Krishna, and the like, are entitled Ava tars; and the prophets of the Turks, such as Aghrires 2todAghtirkhan9wre distinguished by the-name ofAbul- mas. The prophets of Islam, from Adam, the father of mankind, to Muhammed, are called rewl. In like manner the prophets of other nations were distinguished by titles such as buzerg, " great," or sddik, " pure." They said: it is right that no other prophet should come after the one : which is signi- fied by the seal of the prophetic mission, that is, " the " utmost dignity of mankind." Ibn Makand Sd- heb-i-Mah Kashgher,2 also was reckoned among the prophets, and such was the controversy which arose about the head-khalafet, the distinction, prece- dence, and rejection of the lords among each other,, that it has not yet been brought to a satisfactory conclusion. They said that there were four cele- brated doctors ; if a controversy arose, this is no- thing less than what is proper to mankind, as no man can be free from the attributes of his race ; on that account they abstained from reviling the case of Moaviah, but they said that he was a great per- sonage. But the creed of the Hakim Dostur was, that the prophets of the Persians, Hindus, Yonans, 1 See pp. 103-106. 2 See pp. 3 and 80.