"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong; they are the ones to attain felicity".
(surah Al-Imran,ayat-104)
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Khilafat-e-Usmania ka Imam… 0110-2012


The Ottoman Imam (1520-1566) … 0110-2012

 (Ref: Al Ahram newspaper 22nd September 1986, Egypt)


“Ride to the distant villages and fairs

Ride them waves or wing the airs

Ascend the mounts or descend the stairs


Oh, go yea my men! To the banks of Nile

Search amid ripened empire’s pile

Search by the Euphrates for a man of style


stands out above the milling throng

speaks the tongues of millions strong

who’s soul is pure, has done no wrong


knows his Quran and The Holy Scripts

carefree to the tide of floes and drifts

quickly through logic his mind sifts


must be a master of counting games

well versed in stars and their names

the physical laws his wit tames


sane sagacious and balanced of keel

soft at heart but a man of steel

the worldly riches flow by his heel


Shariah his shroud and the Fiqa too

bold and chivalrous at the art of slew

his voice to the ears melodious dew


hold against push and lecher’s pull

to preach and act Islam in its full

command great domes of our Istanbul


go ye by steed, by leap or bound!

such is the man, I decree be found!

such a man, so we hold our ground!”



Saadat Tahir

01 Sep, 2012




Ad for position of Imam 1520-1566

Here’s a Job advertisement for the position of Imam of the Grand Mosque in Istanbul at the time of Sultan Suleyman (Khaleefah) who ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1520-1566: - 


To have mastered the languages of Arabic, Latin and Turkish and Persian. - To have mastered the Qur'an, the Bible and the Torah. - To be a scholar in Shari'ah and Fiqh. - To have mastered physics and mathematics up to teaching standard. - To be a master of chivalry, archery, dueling and the arts of Jihad. - To be of handsome countenance. - To have a strong melodious voice. 


(Source: Al Ahram newspaper 22nd September 1986, Egypt)


Is any one Imam in our ummah qualified as per these standards of a JOB Vacancy During Year 1520-1566.

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