g. Gibraltar and Monte Gibello (or Mongibel in poetry) “Mt. Ethne that men clepen Mounte Gybelle.” Other special senses of Jabal will occur. [FN#258] As we learn from the Nubian Geographer the Arabs in early ages explored the Fortunate Islands (Jaz�r�t al-Kh�lid�t=Eternal Isles), or Canaries, on one of which were reported a horse and horseman in bronze with his spear pointing west. Ibn al-Ward) notes two images of hard stone, each an hundred cubits high, and upon the top of each a figure of copper pointing with its hand backwards, as though it would say:—Return for there is nothing behind me!” But this legend attaches to older doings. The 23rd Tobba (who succeeded Bilkis), Malik bin Sharhab�l, (or Sharab�l or Sharah�l) surnamed N�shir al-N�‘am=scatterer of blessings, lost an army in attempting the Western sands and set up a statue of copper upon whose breast was inscribed in antique characters:— There is no access behind me, Nothing beyond, (Saith) The Son of Sharab�l. [FN#259] i.e. I exclaimed “Bismillah!” [FN#260] The lesser ablution of hands, face and feet; a kind of “washing the points.” More in Night ccccxl.