Part IV, Chapter VII = LXXXII: On the Stories of Persons who fell into the Whirlpool of Persecution and escaped through good Luck.
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  Introduction discussing the subject of deliverance after trials, and the fruits of patience, with an important note on the interesting work of the Qádhí Abú ‘Alí al-Muḥassin at-Tanúkhí, mentioning the Persian Translation of the above work by the author Muḥammad al-‘Awfí him­self, and also an account of the incorporation of the anecdotes from that translation into the present collection. (See above, pp. 14—18, 90—4).
f22a 1848 A short account of the ordeals and sufferings of the ancient prophets, their admirable behaviour and the Divine rewards. (This is chiefly based on the first two chapters of T. F. S.).
1849 Armiyá (Jeremiah), the Prophet, is directed by God to relieve Dániyál from the horrible dungeon of Nebuchadnezzar. (Cf. T. F. S., I, i, pp. 17—18).
1850 The story of the hundred belts of Ibnu’l-Jaṣṣáṣ, the jeweller, as related to the Caliph al-Muqtadir. (Cf. Index to the Eclipse, p. 69, also T. F. S., I, vi, pp. 113—4).
f22b f304a 1851 Qays b. Qaysabát (Qaysaba) b. Kulthúm as-Sakúní, a chieftain of Yaman, is cap­tured by the tribe of Banú-‘Uqayl. Abú Ṭamaḥán, the poet, carries the news to the Sakún; Qays b. Ma‘díkarib of Kinda and Jawn b. Málik of Sakún make common cause and attack the Banú-‘Uqayl, wreak vengeance and release their chief. (Cf. T. F. S. I, v, p. 130)*.
f23a f305a 1852 ‘Abdu’llah b. Ṭáhir arrests Muḥammad b. Qásim b. ‘Umar b. ‘Ali b. al-Ḥusayn, the ‘Alawí pretender and sends him to the Caliph al-Mu‘taṣim, who confines him in a torture-cell, but the ‘Alawí contrives to escape. (Cf. T. F. S. I, v, pp. 132—5).
f23b f305b 1853 Returning from Pilgrimage in 233 A. H., Muḥammad b. ‘Abdu’l-Ḥamíd al-<Arabic> (?) meets a very eloquent and beautiful girl called Muhannáh (?), the daughter (?) of Haytham ash-Shaybání, a contemporary of the Prophet, who was reduced to poverty; and commends her virtues to Málik b. Ṭawq, who marries her and rewards him amply for the infor­mation about her. (Cf. T. F. S. II, vii, pp. 8—9).
f24b f306a 1854 How Muḥammad b. ‘Abdu’l-Malik az-Zayyát, the Wazír of al-Mu‘taṣim, rewards Mu‘ammar-i-Baghdádí. (Cf. T. F. S. II, vii, p. 26—7).
f25a 1855 The story of Abú Ja‘far Hamadhání and the pearl necklace.
* f306b 1856 How Abú Ghálib, a secretary of Isḥáq b. Ibráhím b. (Muṣ‘ab) at-Ṭáhirí, goes into hiding and luckily finds a hidden treasure. (Cf. T. F. S. II, xii, pp. 147—8).
* 1857 Aḥmad b. Masrúq, the governor of Ahwáz, relates a personal anecdote, as to how he obtained a ruby from an old woman, repaired his con­dition, and appeared before Fatḥ b. Kháqán.
* f307a 1858 ‘Abdu’llah of Tustar, the Amír of Baṣra, relates the story of his early misfortunes. (Told on the authority of Abú ‘Alí Muḥassin at-Tanúkhi, the author of the Faraj).
f25a 1859 Quṭrabbulí’s prodigal neighbour relieved of distress through an unexpected inheritance. (Cf. T. F. S. II, vii, pp. 29—31).
      The chapter concludes with a note on the Faraj, and as usual ends with a eulogy.