02 December, 2015

Episode 002 - Pre-Islamic Arabia II [Episode Guide]

The Camel

I'm going to use this opportunity to show you pictures of various Arabian landscapes, and the desert vegetation that camels and other animals graze on. 

Camel standing near Desert Shrubs (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)



Camel & Shrubs (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)


Camel herd grazing (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)

Camel pulling a cart (Courtesy of Khalid Mahmood)

Landscape image showing the Desert Shrubs (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)

 You can see the valve like nostrils, the long neck. and the heavy eyelids/eyelashes (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)

Nefud Desert Landscape (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)

Camel herd grazing in the Nefud Desert (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)

Nejd Landscape, sparse vegetation visible in the valley (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)

Qasr Al Sarab, on the Eastern outskirts of the Empty Quarter (Courtesy of Flickr account Panorama)

The Empty Quarter, vegetation visible (Courtesy of Land Rover MENA)


Wadi in the Nejd (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)

Desert Shrub exposed due fast winds (Nefud) shifting the sand dunes (Courtesy of Peter Dowley)



Hunting

Here are some of the animals that were hunted in Arabia:

Arabian Gazelles (Courtesy of Mike Scott)

Arabian Leopard (Courtesy of Land Rover Our Planet)

Arabian Oryx (Courtesy of Sharon Mollerus)

Asiatic Cheetah, now extinct in Arabia (Courtesy of Behnam Ghorbani)

Range of the Cheetah

Cheetah (Courtesy of Shankar S.)

Desert Leopard (Courtesy of Yossi Aud)

Nubian Ibex (Courtesy of Marcel Holyoak)


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4 comments :

  1. Started following your podcast, nice initiative you have taken. I have some questions on this episode

    1. What is the source for the beliefs of arabs in arabia before Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Like the story of a person distributing food to people whom they started to pray akin to sheikhs or sufism

    Other than this I have some requests. Can u mention the following from Arabia before Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

    1. Life of women
    2. Their attitude towards other religions (like Judaism)
    3. You had mentioned previously that Arabia was the source for spices and incense, I doubt whether arabs sailed to India during the times of Alexander the great or Romans?

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    1. "1. What is the source for the beliefs of arabs in arabia before Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Like the story of a person distributing food to people whom they started to pray akin to sheikhs or sufism"

      Just off the top of my head, I'm sure I mentioned it in the podcast, the story of the man who gave out barley porridge is from Al-Kalbi's the Book of Idols.

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      "1. Life of women
      2. Their attitude towards other religions (like Judaism)"

      I'll add these to list of questions I'm going to answer in the Pre-Islamic Arabia Q&A episode which is probably going to be episode 4. If you have anymore questions for the Pre-Islamic Arabia Q&A episode then feel free to submit them via the contact page:

      http://historyofislampodcast.blogspot.co.uk/p/contact.html

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      "3. You had mentioned previously that Arabia was the source for spices and incense, I doubt whether arabs sailed to India during the times of Alexander the great or Romans?"

      In the next episode trade will be a primary focus, so stay tuned! Spoiler alert the Arabs did engage in maritime trade with the Indian sub-continent.

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  2. The quality of your voice in this podcast episode is excellent, no background noise or distractions. I can tell you are close to the microphone but not too close. Thanks for making this podcast, I've learned a lot already.

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