Sometimes it is a pain not knowing Arabic, and this is one of those times. Below is a page from a PDF which has reached me, containing a file named “abu.makarim_tarikh.i.pdf”. The book is entirely in Arabic, in a directory labelled “Christian Arabic”, and has a picture of a Coptic bishop at the front. It is 125 pages long. So… what is it?
Some people will remember my interest in the Coptic-Arabic history of “Abu Salih”, or Abu’l Makarem as it turns out to be. One portion was published with an English translation; another third has been published in Arabic; and a final chunk remains unpublished. Is this PDF part of the Arabic portion, I wonder?
Can anyone tell me what the page says? (Click on the image for the full size image).