An early 18th century British spy in the Ottoman lands revealed covert operations designed to spread separatism across the Muslim world. Confessions of a British Spy has 14 ratings and 1 review. Hempher, only one of the thousands of male and female agents employed and sent forth to all cou. 1 May Confessions of a British Spy. Topics Islam. Collection opensource. An eye opener for all. Identifier ConfessionsOfABritishSpy. Identifier-ark.

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He said, ‘You are my namesake, the heir to my knowledge, my deputy in worldly and religious matters. Do not attend his funeral when he dies!

They would perform namaaz with the Messenger of Allah in the Masjeed-i- Nabawee during the days.

The scientific work carried on to explore these meanings and to apply the right ones to the right cases, is called Ijtihaad. I established a very intimate friendship with Muhammad bin Abd-ul-wahhaab of Najd.

George Packer has characterised Hempher’s Memoirs as “probably the labor of a Sunni Muslim author whose intent is to present Muslims as both too holy and too weak to organize anything as destructive as Wahhabism”. I expect that Islam will be renovated and improved in your hands. When “Ahmed Efendi” knew that I was single, he wanted to marry me to one of his daughters. Having convinced the imaam, I was very happy.


He objected, “No, it is not. For the Messiah and his companions obtained authority only after a persecution that lasted three hundred years.

Yet he suspected me at the very beginning and subjected me to a shower of questions. I, too, attended because I and the Minister were in very good terms. Want to Read saving…. This result is natural. Muhammad bin Abd-ul-Wahhaab was wild with joy when he heard the dream.

Confessions of a British Spy by Mr. Hempher

Muhammad of Najd was thoroughly in Safiyya’s hands now. It was the first time in my life that I met with or Persians. It is stated in Riyaad-un-naasiheen, “Formerly it was permissible to drink wine. Indeed, it is a very high book.

They are not skeptical like us. I said my name was Muhammad and began to go to the mosque, Muslims’ temple. Hempher quickly found the Shi’a to be ignorant and immoral–ripe, in other words, for his mischief.

For his scorn for the time’s scholars, his slighting even the earliest four Khaleefas, his having an independent view in understanding the Qur’aan and the Sunna were his most hwmpher points to hunt and obtain him. Preview — Confessions of a British Spy by Mr.

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Memoirs of Mr. Hempher: Confessions of a British spy

Christianity came to spread. Az-Zahrawi, the great father of modern surgery Personage. I once asked a Shiite this: Britihs was a disciple of Ahmed Efendi of Istanbul. Also, I said a few sentences in Turkish. Having been compelled to leave Shaikh ‘Umar Efendi’s mosque, I rented a room in an inn for travellers and foreigners and moved there. Taking the advantage of his company, I began to learn Persian. The carpenter was a manly person. Oc movement closed the gates of knowledge and understanding to Muslims.

Confessions of a British Spy

Then, fasting is sunna, not fard, in the Islamic religion. This aayat-i-kereema covers these types of Jihaad].

We observe with pleasure today that the situation has changed completely. So I would get up and perform the morning prayer. This carpenter would bbritish much of his free time telling about the virtues of “Khaalid bin Waleed.

I do not know why, but perhaps it was because I always obeyed him.