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Introduction

I have called this work "The Perfumed Garden for the Soul's Recreation" (Er Roud el Aater p'nezaha el Khater) .

And we pray to God, who directs everything for the best (and there is no other God than He, and there is nothing good that does not come from Him), to lend us His help, and lead us in good ways; for there is no power nor joy but in the high and mighty God.

I have divided this book into twenty-one chapters, in order to make it easier reading for the taleb (student) who wishes to learn, and to facilitate his search for what he wants. Each chapter relates to a particular subject, be it physical, or anecdotical, or treating of the wiles and deceits of women.


TABLE (LIST) OF CHAPTERS.
I.
Concerning praiseworthy men.
II.
Concerning praiseworthy women.
III.
Concerning despicable men.
IV.
Concerning despicable women.
V.
Concerning the act of generation.
VI.
Concerning circumstances favourable to the act of generation.
VII.
Concerning circumstances detrimental to the act of generation.
VIII.
About the different names given to the sexual organs of man.
IX.
About the different names given to the sexual parts of women.