Arsh is ,a name given by the Mohammedans to the throne of God, which they regard as the empyreal heaven. Mohammed calls it, in the Koran, the Arsh Adhin, the great throne, by way of excellence. In speaking of its creation, he says that God placed it upon the waters, and put forth all his power in its production. The Mohammedans, following the traditions, allege that this throne is supported by 8000 pillars; that these are ascended by 300,000 stairs; that the space between each of these is 300,000 years' journey; and that each of these spaces is-filled with angels ranged in battalions, among whom some are appointed to carry the throne, and are therefore called Hammelim el-Arsh.

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