Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kairwan, an ancient town of Tunis, situated on an extensive plain, 80 miles S. of the capital. It was founded by the Saracen General, Okba, about 670, and became the chief seat of the Arabic dominion in Western Africa. The mosque built by Okba remains.

“It is most profitable, it is blessed, to be always looking beyond second causes in all our trials and distresses, and to discern the Lord's hand, in infinite love and wisdom, appointing all. For this brings the soul into a state of resignation and tranquility at least, if not of holy Joy.”
–Robert Hawker, Poor Man’s Commentary, Psalm 17