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1. As to the fifty-fourth question and reply, that which you ask is thus: What is the occupation and capacity (giriftârîh) of the person that has to preserve those who are in their three nights' trials 2, and who is he?

2. The reply is this, that it is said a husband (gabrâ) is indispensable for preservation through the three nights' trials which shall be for a privileged wife, a father for those of a child, and a master for those of a servant.


187:2 The three nights after death (see Chap. XXIV).

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