The Turkey of Khilafat e Usmania
Our Turkish Odyssey as it unfolds. It is a magical place, transforms and transports you into a royal era when the most magnificent civilization led by the great Usmani sultan's defended the honor of the Ummah with such dignity and grace that it is almost surreal! When Iqbal said that Momin will again be gifted with the "Shikoh e Turkamani", Jalal and Jamal of the Turks, then he had this vision in his heart and soul! You have to be here to be blown away by this.....
Sorry for being lost :) We are in Turkey at the moment,
reviving our soul and heart by visiting
"Shikoh e Turkamani"
Sorry for being lost :) We are in Turkey at the moment, reviving our soul and heart by visiting "Shikoh e Turkamani" -- the great Jalal and Jamal of Khilafat e Usmania and also paying our greatest of respects to Sayyadi Abu Ayub Ansari.
Here in this pic we are at the muqam of Sultan Muhemmed Fateh, the great Jannati Sultan who was blessed to be the one who captured Constantinople in 1453. A truly soul shaking experience to visit this great Sultan who was the "Salahuddin" of the time and have now become immortal as one of the greatest heroes of Islam. Turks have made an amazing movie on his life -- Fateh 1453. May Allah bless us with another Sultan Fateh today for we so desperately miss him in these times of humiliation and insult.
While we are in awe to see the grand grandeur of Khilafat e Usmania, our hearts bleed to see that what we have lost. The seat and soul of Khilafat is now just a tourist resort from the Western countries which once shook under the Jalal of this empire in Istanbul. The streets, palaces and Masjids which controlled the entire world from 14th to 19th century, have now become the humiliating remains of a lost glory we so dearly miss.
InshAllah, we will revive this Khilafat again and this visit has further ignited our passion to work for mission Takmeel e Pakistan! By Allah, we will not rest until we revive the lost glory of this Ummah.