"My father," answered Scheherazade, "it is you who have to provide the Sultan daily with a fresh wife, and I implore you, by all the affection you bear me, to allow the honour to fall upon me."
My father is going to take me to the palace to celebrate my marriage with the Sultan. When his Highness receives me, I shall beg him, as a last favour, to let you sleep in our chamber, so that I may have your company during the last night I am alive.
Though a father, I am also your subject." So the Sultan told the grand-vizir he might bring his daughter as soon as he liked.
She thanked her father warmly for yielding to her wishes, and, seeing him still bowed down with grief, told him that she hoped he would never repent having allowed her to marry the Sultan. Then she went to prepare herself for the marriage, and begged that her sister Dinarzade should be sent for to speak to her.
Had the sultan
unluckily perished in the hands of his celestial physician?
In terms of architecture, it clarifies why the two principal areas of the palace -- its second court which was an administrative center, and the third court where the sultan
himself resided, surrounded by his attendants -- were both originally composed of a series of discrete one-story units, each devoted to a particular function.
The arrival of Sultan
Abdullah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah at the banquet was welcomed by the Sultan
of Brunei, Sultan
Hassanal Bolkiah and his consort Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha.
by Times News Service Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan
bin Mohamed Al Qasimi.
His Majesty Sultan
Qaboos bin Said on Sunday received the credentials of Hamish Cowell as extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Head of the Commonwealth accredited to Oman, at Bait al Barakah, on Sunday evening.
Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir heads a list of recipients of the state awards and medals in conjunction with the 77th birthday of the Sultan
of Kedah Al Aminul Karim Sultan
Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin and his wife KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (KUNA) -- Pahang's Sultan
Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin was installed as the 16th king of Malaysia on Tuesday, in a ceremony steeped in Malay royal customs and traditions, formally marking his five-year reign as the head of state.
bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.