Feast your eyes guys. My 5th book is already out! There you go, 444 pages with more than 150,000 words on matters pertaining to the Ahlul Bait, family of Prophet Muhammad SAW and the Malay Sultanates. It is practically and encyclopaedia on its own!
OK. The original Malay version might have been authored by someone else and I was just the translator. But hey... such great books like the Mathnawi is better known due to its translator R.A. Nicholson and so is the case for Conference of the Birds by Edward Fitzgerald when the actual Middle-Eastern texts were written by Fariduddin Attar and Jalaluddin Rumi respectively centuries ago. It is the translation that managed to garner such a large worldwide audience when the original local language version could only be appreciated by a certain limited segment.
Anyway, I've worked my heart out for six months to get the translation done for this version. So it is not out of place to say this is my 5th book after having produced the Malay trilogy of novels "Berpetualang ke Aceh" followed by the coffee-table book "Rumah Azan". Below is the synopis as laid out on the back-leaf. Get it at the nearest bookstores soon! :]
The Malay Sultanates are among the few monarchies in the world still existing until today having hereditary roots which started no less than 600 years ago with the advent of the glorious kingdom of Melaka whose port is said to rival Venice in Europe, the biggest and most progressive Western city of that time.
While most rulers institution have crumbled down due to modernisation which has created republics and such, a number of Malay Sultanates still continue to function as the symbol of strength for its people despite its authority having largely been clipped due to the concept of constitutional monarchy along with parliamentary democrary introduced by the British during its colonial days.
What is more striking is the fact that there are 9 Malay Sultanates still functioning with full royal regalia in Peninsular Malaysia. Its land-mass is just 600 square kilometres bigger than the size of England but yet it has 9 kings compared to the latter’s one queen making it the highest concentration of monarchies in one area compared to anywhere else in the world!
In a world where Western-invented democrary rules with its leaders the politicians chosen by the masses, the existence of heriditary rulers is like an oxymoron. In fact with 9 kings still existing in such a small area, it is actually a big slap to certain parties who are bent on dominating the world as destroying all hereditary rule is a big step in their plans as detailed in Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
While these parties were very instrumental in destroying all other monarchies, it still fails to dislodge the kings in Malaysia. Why? Is it because of their special relationship with the Ahlul Bait?
The book “Ahlul Bait and the Malay Sultanates” tries to answer these questions as it follows the importance of the Ahlul Bait of Rasulullah SAW as inheritors of the Prophetic family (Prophet Adam AS down to Noah AS on to Abraham AS, Ishmael and so on) and how political intrigues and circumstances in the Middle East have made a number of them migrated east to the Malay world.
It this from here that a strong meaningful relationship was cemented with the rulers, the continued existence of the Ahlul Bait and the Malay Sultanates implying a huge responsibility they will shoulder towards the end of times.
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I am worried as hell, after I read all you've been through completing this book's translation. How much royalties you're getting then? I may conclude that they would pay only the RM4,000 that you agreed upon!
Wassalam. Don't worry bro. The payments are also in God's plans.
I've received the RM4,000 plus an extra little upon completing the job last year. We already have a royalty agreement for any extra copies coming out.
Though the percentage is not much I have faith they will honour it. If the sales go through it should be able to fairly support my means especially to pay for my daughter's agreed monthly instalments, the original reason why I felt compelled to take on this job.
okay then, if that's the case then I will buy the latest edition too, as a friend who appreciates one's work.
Salam... nice.. but sir, i heard some of Ahlul bayt in Malaysia didnt recognized this issue (Malay Sultanese as Rasulullah saw ahlul bayt, yes some of them was ahlul bayt like Sultan Perlis and Terengganu) but about Tun Habib issues, some of Malaysia Ahlul bayt doesnt recognized it. what do you think sir?
Wassalam. Yes I'm aware of that. The reason being a central figure in the argument that Raja Melayu are Ahlul Bait is not in their books. Most of the known Ahlul Bait of Malaysia are of Hadrami(Hadramaut, Yaman) origin, descendants of a certain person called Al Muhajir who migrated from Baghdad to Yaman in the 10th century AD or so. They themselves largely came to the Malay archipelago after 600 years later.
While they keep excellent records of their genealogy it does not mean their books are extensive enough to cover every Ahlul Bait although many of them claimed so. So let them be with their convictions, others also have their own means and records to keep to their own belief and knowledge.
According to raja lope decentdent raja sayyid Hitam is from raja Hussein grandson of raja kechil of siak.
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