An early 18th century British spy in the Ottoman lands revealed covert operations designed to spread separatism across the Muslim world. Hempher is a British missioner who was assigned the task of carrying on espionage . Page 4 of 7 1 Waqf Ikhlas publications Confessions of a British Spy . Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.

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Hinder the administration in punishing highwaymen and robbers. Although the Ottoman sultan had been “kind and generous” to the Shi’a of Iraq, Hempher managed to turn them against the sultan by joining their circles of religious instruction. It is stated in the Qur’an, “Allah created everything on the earth for you. Thus did confedsion Wahhabi variant of fundamentalist Islam come to dominate most of the Arabian peninsula through an elaborate conspiracy.

Yet his Khalid bin Walid’s dismissal from office by ‘Umar bin Hattab during the latter’s caliphate chafed the carpenter’s heart 2. Head of powerful Muslim order in Senegal dies Personage. For the important answers and the delicate observations it contained sounded genuine.

Youkho marked it as to-read Mar 01, It will confine the Madhhab within a certain framework. If some of the Umayyad and Abbasid Khalifas took alcoholic drinks, this would not show that drinks with alcohol are makruh. Yet it had never occurred to me that my superiors would command me to commit it. It is a tradition established in the time of the Abbasids.


Abd-ul-karim accompanied me to Shiraz and found me a woman named Asiya, who was prettier and more attractive than Safiyya. He alone will kill me and then resurrect me.

Middle East Fears of Conspiracy,” pp. One of the other four people, the secretary said, had become a Muslim and remained in Egypt.

Confessions of a British Spy

Sometimes it would hurt my mouth and cause bleeding. I wanted to give an oral report of impressions about my three years’ mission in Iraq and to get some rest in the meantime. Nor would he congession made an agreement with the Najran Christians. What could I do?

Memoirs of Mr. Hempher, The British Spy to the Middle East – Wikipedia

Most of the city’s inhabitants understood both Arabic and Persian. We could declare war on them Sunnite Muslims only if they perpetrated cruelty and persecution on the Ummat Muslims.

We made an agreement on a very low wage, but my britissh and food were to be at the employer’s expense. First use non-Muslim women for this purpose. What frazzled our nerves most was the Islamic countries. The graves in Kazimiyya belong to two caliphs.

Az-Zahrawi, the great father of modern surgery Personage. Mohamed rated it did not like it Oct 17, Then we ask them and they answer us.

Contriving inconceivably vicious plans, they attacked Islam using all available military and political forces toward this end. Asze marked it as to-read Jul 26, Amr-i-maruf and Nahy-i-anil-munkar are the Khalifa’s duties. Receiving this order at a time while I was awaiting the birth of my son made me sad. You should know that the Ottoman and Iranian Empires have reached the nadir of their lives. Despite the fact that these two States had already been debilitated considerably, we still did not feel certain because they had a central government with property, weaponry, and authority.


Confessions of a British Spy by Mr. Hempher

I think, the clever ones of the Sunnites will reopen the gate of ijtihad in future. I found out also that throughout my mission I had been followed by men from the Ministry. One of the most important confessions of Hempher was that the British Imperial Ministry was following political developments in the Muslim world so closely that hemphef had even established a unit to predict new trends.

I established a very intimate friendship with [him].

Most of the Christians became mushriks those who believe more than one god. Maisha Samiha added it Jul 28, In the book, a British spy named Hempher, working in the early s, tells of disguising himself as a Muslim and infiltrating the Ottoman Empire with the goal of weakening it to destroy Islam once and for all. The more successful you are in aggravating the differences among Muslims the greater will be your service to England.