- Arabic (Wiktionary)
“I need not repeat here what these verses and the facts related above show, that the wars of Mohammad with the Koreish were merely defensive, and the Koreish were the aggressors, and that Mohammad was quite justified in taking up arms against them.”
“The conquest of Mecca and of the Koreish was the signal for the submission of the rest of Arabia.”
“The Koreish were the chief tribe in Mahomet's time; his own family was of that tribe.”
“Of their calamity at Bedr (for the Koreish are the infidels here intended), or their punishment at the resurrection. 1”
“Tamín, one of the noblest of tribes, derived from Tamím, the uncle of Kuraysh (Koreish); hence the poets sang: —”
“His descent must be pretty good to begin with, and there are families, remember, that claim the Koreish blood.”
“Some six hundred plus years later an illiterate merchant of the Arabic Koreish tribe named Muhammad, working with his Jewish friends and colleagues and scribes to whom he dictated, created a third, and what he declared to be the last and correct, testament, called the Qur'an, or Koran, in large part out of Judaism and some misunderstood Christianity.”
“He said that he was born in the _Koreish_ tribe of Muhammad ibn Abdullah, the Arabian prophet Himself.”
“In 627 he triumphantly entered Mecca and in 630 he demolished 360 idols; then Koreish, a leading tribe, shouted "There is but one God and Mohammed is His prophet.”
“He was the only child of Abdulla and his mother Halima, both from the noble family of Koreish who claimed that they were the descendants of Ismael and that their family was hereditary guardians of the sacred Kaaba mosque in which was kept the holy black stone worshipped by all Arabs.”
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