Thursday, July 19, 2007

From Maulana Shibli Nomani to Sultan Abdul Hamid 2nd

The following is the translation (from Persian) of some verses sent by the famous Indian scholar Maulana Shibli Nomani (1857-1914) to Sultan Abdul Hamid II one of the last Khulafah of the Uthmani Khilafah:

1) Due to you, we feel that the grandeur of Badr and Hunain, the dignity and splendor of the ‘Haramain’ (the two sacred mosques) is only due to you.

2) Who else except yourself is the supporter and defender of the love of the Holy Prophet (saw).
To you is owed the sweetness of the faith of the Holy Prophet (saw). The areas of Islam are strong just because of you.

3) Through your majesty and authority the Shariah laws acquired a high status and through your orders the splendor of Islam has risen high.

[The Rise and fall of Muslims, Saeed Akbarabadi, Pg. 133]

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