I’m writing this posting as a citizen journalist.
I want to make this interesting and definitely unconventional.
The subject of our interest? Unlocking the blessings of the King’s name.
The Monarch Of Malaysia *
The present king of Malaysia was born as “Tengku” Muhammad Faris Petra.
Actual birthday is on 6th October 1969. Current age 47.
His Majesty became the “Crown Prince” or “Tengku Mahkota” in the state of Kelantan in October 1985.
After ascending to the throne of Kelantan on 13th Sept 2010, His Majesty would be known as Sultan Muhammad V (The Fifth).
On 13th Dec 2016, His Majesty was proclaimed as the Head of State of Malaysia.
To be known to His subjects, His peers and to the world as;
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V.
Sultan Muhammad V bowing and conveying his respects to his mother Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid on 13th Dec 2016.
Why Are Names Important To Muslim Parents? *
They believe that the chosen name will unlock the child’s destiny and his life’s purpose.
Even as an adult, we need to discover again the (deeper) meaning of our own names.
Then, we will begin to understand our identity and the direction we need to take in life.
The Power Of The Name *
Tuanku Muhammad [ Faris Petra ].
“Tuanku” indicates My Lord, My Master, My King.
Obviously “Muhammad” is the name of the prophet of Islam.
The praiseworthy one who is beloved in the hearts of all Muslims.
“Faris” indicates perspicacity, sagacity, sharp insight and deep discernment of spiritual truths.
“Faris” also indicates a skilled horseman or warrior on horseback in Arabic.
“Petra” is the name of the Kelantan royal family which denotes The Rock and Foundation Stone.
The Blessings Unlocked *
Hence the name of our King means:-
A beloved King to his people.
After the example of the prophet.
With deep discernment of the will of the Almighty.
Who is the cornerstone of the kingdom.
What Does Muhammad V Mean? *
To those who oppose the King or his good works,
They will know him as Muhammad “The Victorious”,
The one mandated to overcome all adversities.
What Does “V” Mean? *
“V” is a Roman numeral which denotes FIVE (5).
The Power Of Five *
There are five fingers on our right hand.
Therefore there are five aligning influences which is a moral compass to the King.
1. The five pillars of Islam.
2. The five daily ritual Islamic prayers.
3. The King is the Head of Islam in five states. 1 Sultanate and 4 Medinan States.
4. The King is impacted by the 1st five Surahs of the Qu’ran. 1 Meccan and 4 Medinan Surahs.
5. The King is guided by five Muftis of the five states who form an informal council of advisors.
I have not included Federal Territories for item (3) and (5) because I don’t consider FT as one of the states which signed the agreement of federation on 31st Aug 1957 or 16th Sept 1963.
What’s Next? *
I will study the meaning of the Medinah Constitution in conjunction with Awal Muharram. This will give us clues to the King’s life purpose.
Pic credit to Babab.net, NST, The Sun, The Star, Astro Awani