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.

“Two things are necessary to the life of pure faith. The first is, that we behold God alone, under all the imperfect coverings that conceal him; the second is, constantly to have our souls kept in a state of dependence.”