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لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله في كل لمحة ونفس عدد ما وسعه علم الله

Riyadat an-Nafs

Looking back at History

May 23rd, 2006 by nuruddinzangi

I love history. Sometimes I’m just gonna post ancient writings here, just for fun. Today, for example, I’m gonna post some writings with one theme: how different civilizations saw each other a long time ago.

First: The Armenian History attributed to Sebeos, written in the middle of the 7th century, and providing the only substantial non-Muslim account of the initial period of Muslim expansion. This is how the Armenians saw the Muslim expansion (you can see how Sebeos is combining the Islamic conquests, which came after the death of the Prophet, with the message of the Prophet, which is not entirely true):

At that time a certain man from among those same sons of Ismael whose name was Mahmet, a merchant, as if by God’s command appeared to them as a preacher [and] the path of truth. He taught th