Unlocking The Blessings Of The King’s Name

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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The King’s Birthday Message To All Malaysians

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The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V exhorted all Malaysians to pursue unity and harmony in the country.

This was on the joyous occasion of the King’s birthday which was celebrated on Saturday 9th Sept 2017.

The monarch of Malaysia emphasized that unity among the people was the reason for the peace and prosperity that we are now enjoying.

His Majesty expressed confidence in the Royal Malaysia Police and security forces which are diligently combating the terrorism scourge.

Senseless bloodshed and civil conflicts especially in some Middle East countries will serve as a lesson to all.

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The head of Malaysian police force’s counter-terrorism division Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay

My Comments *

The King’s message of unity is very timely as we are witnessing many countries turning into war zones due to extremist elements.

It cannot escape our observation that considerable number of Muslims were involved in these lone-wolf skirmishes and also armed insurgencies.

Such violence targeting civillians and innocent citizens are categorically condemned.

But we have to be cautious not to implicate the sanctity of religion with the criminals.

They have committed their grisly crimes due to gross misinterpretations of their faith.

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Multi-Ethnic Malaysia *

We know that the citizenry of Malaysia encompasses different cultures and ethnic groups which goes on to practice different religions.

In pursuing the objective of harmony and keeping the peace, the spirit of give-and-take should be inculcated in our citizens.

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Freedom Of Religion *

Not every country in the world provides the freedom of religion to its citizens.

Hence we should appreciate and guard this precious commodity; the freedom and liberty to worship according to our faiths.

A privilege should never be abused – simply because a privilege is not a right.

Don’t cross any red lines that will jeorpadize the unity and harmony of the nation;

Especially in ill-advised proselytization to other communities.

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Our King Is A Symbol Of Unity *

We should pledge our full support to our King and His Majesty’s message of unity and harmonious living.

If ever we lose the peace, it would be impossible to put together the shattered pieces.

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Our King’s Birthday – A Hidden Meaning 

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Today marks a very special date in our Malaysian calendar.

Since the enthronement of our beloved King, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V;

The royal command had been issued for the celebrations to be observed today.

[ Previously, the first Saturday of June (yearly) was gazetted as the King’s birthday. ]

Dates Are Important *

According to the Muslim calendar, it is 18 Dhul-Hijjah 1438.

It is also the 9th of September 2017 on the Gregorian calendar.

Spiritual Significance *

If we observe closely, these dates have a spiritual significance, a deeper meaning and a definite correlation. The interpretation comes from understanding the event and sequence of the dates.

Ramadan ~ 27th May 2017 (30 days)

Eid al-Fitr ~ 25th June 2017

Merdeka ~ 31st Aug 2017 (60 years)

Eid ul Adha ~ 1st Sept 2017

King’s Birthday ~ 9th Sept 2017

Malaysia Day ~ 16th Sept 2017

Awal Muharram 1439 ~ 21st Sept 2017

Hidden Meanings *

Ramadan speaks of a time of fasting, repentance, seeking forgiveness and soul-searching. Some have gone astray through the misinterpretations of the faith.

Eid al-Fitr is about charity, remembering the poor and thanksgiving for the Almighty’s blessings. We are being blessed to become a blessing to others.

Merdeka speaks of the birth of a nation under the purpose, protection and providence of the Almighty. We received independence and freedom to pursue the destiny of this nation.

Interestingly, Merdeka coincides with Eid ul Adha on the evening of 31st Aug 2017.

Eid ul Adha is about Abraham (Ibrahim) who is the father of faith. There must be a willingness to trust, to obey and to sacrifice. This is the prerequisite of human beings (the ummah) being in covenant relationship with the Almighty.

The King’s Birthday speaks of the birth of a King with predestination to rule as the Head of the Government (Sanskrit ke-RAJA-an) of Malaysia. The mandate-to-rule was entrusted by Allah and full accountability will be required on Judgment Day.

Malaysia Day speaks of the transition of this nation; from Tanah Melayu to Malaysia. Moving beyond the shores of Malaya to embrace a greater nation (Malaysia) of greater boundaries. Embracing citizens of different cultures, customs, dialects, languages, talents, skills, races and religions. Loyal to the nation and in full allegiance to our King, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Awal Muharram is about the Hijra of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina. This speaks of a renewing, a refreshing, a reset, a restart, a revelation and a restoration of the purpose of our life journey. This applies to the individual citizen and collectively as a nation. The destiny of Malaysia awaits all of us at the start of the new calendar year.

Appreciation *

I am thankful to the Almighty for moving the King’s heart, for inspiring His Majesty to revise the celebration date of the King’s birthday.

I am equally grateful to our King for responding to the Almighty’s leading. This has allowed me to make these meaningful observations.

Kindly note that each step is a prerequisite before the next step can happen. No skipping of the sequence is allowed.

Please leave a comment. Your feedback is most appreciated.

Pic credit to Malaysiakini, Bernama, The Star, NST and others. Gracias, thank you.

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Kings And Kingdoms ~ Part 2 of 7

2 - UN Flags

Today, the United Nations (UN) has 193 member nations. 44 nations still retain monarchies or kings as their Head of State. This includes:-

2 - Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II, age 91.

(I) United Kingdom/ Great Britain. This is a constitutional monarchy. The Queen inherited the throne at the age of 26 years old. Her Royal Majesty is also the Head of the Commonwealth of 52 member nations which were its former colonies.

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King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, age 81.

(II) Saudi Arabia. This is an absolute monarchy. King Salman is the Custodian of two of the most holiest sites in Islam, being Mecca and Medina. The Kingdom of Al Saud was established in 1932 by King Ibn Saud.

3 - Sultan Muhammad V

Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Muhammad V, age 48.

(III) Malaysia. This is a constitutional monarchy. Sultan Muhammad V hails from Kelantan which is one of the 9 Malay Sultanate in Malaysia. The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is elected to a 5-year term in office through the Conference of Malay Rulers.

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Historical Perspective.

In the history of the world, the king was the Head of State, above the Constitution of the State. This meant that the word of the king was the highest law.

His Royal Majesty had the ultimate power to pardon or to forgive transgressions. Those who disobeyed the royal decree or insulted the king were charged with lese majesty. The offender’s family were also possibly exiled in the olden days.

Transition of the kingdom’s rule was hereditary or by inheritance. Meaning that only a person of royal blood can reign on the throne of the kingdom. This does not preclude rivalry for the crown within the royal family.

In the Bible, there are also many stories of kings and kingdoms. For example, King David and King Solomon were also prophets who had a personal connection to God. [also known as Nabi Daud & Nabi Sulaiman in the Qu’ran]

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“Daulat Tuanku.” “Long Live The King.”

Monday, 24th April 2017

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This blessed day marks the royal coronation of His Royal Majesty The King Of Malaysia.

“DAULAT TUANKU”. “LONG LIVE THE KING”.

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His Royal Majesty Sultan Muhammad V, The Supreme Ruler Of Malaysia, DULI YANG MAHA MULIA SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DIPERTUAN AGONG.

This auspicious date was also chosen to coincide with the Islamic calendar of Israq and Mikraj which is a physical and spiritual journey.

It speaks of the journey and ascension of PROPHET MUHAMMAD through the seven levels of heaven to meet with ALLAH his Creator.

This reflects on His Royal Majesty’s deep devotion to ISLAM and his desire to rule the nation of Malaysia with righteousness and justice.

Malaysia is richly blessed with the righteous rule of the 15th AGONG since the founding of the Federation of the Malay states in 1957.

The coronation ceremony was an awesome sight to behold, a breath-taking and majestic moment of history in-the-making.

The illuminating presence of the seven Sultans and two crown princes of the nine Malay states in Malaysia.

Their Royal Majesties resplendent in royal regalia with embroidery of gold threads. Befitting to the much loved Malay Sultanage.

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Most of all, the splendour of the new King, the countenance of His Royal Majesty filled the palace courts with a golden glow.

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The Grand Chamberlain of The Royal Palace presented a golden copy of the AL-QU’RAN to His Royal Majesty at the beginning of the ceremony.

His Royal Majesty kissed the AL-QU’RAN with devotion – this was a meaningful and symbolic gesture.

It depicts the role of the King as HEAD of the Islamic religion of the Federal Territories and four states that do not have a Malay Sultan.

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The royal emblems, the ceremonial mace and sceptres of authority of the Malay civilization made its rare appearance on this special day.

Signifying the royal nobility and glorious splendour of His Royal Majesty as chosen by ALLAH to rule over the nation of Malaysia.

* COGAN ALAM, the sceptre of the universe.

* COGAN AGAMA, the sceptre of the religion of ISLAM.

* KERIS PENDEK DIRAJA, the King’s Royal Dagger.

* KERIS PANJANG DIRAJA, the Govermental Royal Dagger.

* GOLDEN AL-QU’RAN, the glorious revelation of ISLAM.

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The divine moment arrived when His Royal Majesty took his oath of office effective for the next five years.

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Simultaneously, the throne room was resounding with shouts of joy and pride “DAULAT TUANKU”, “DAULAT TUANKU”, “DAULAT TUANKU”.

Then the melodious music of “NEGARAKU” the national anthem was played with the finest 21-gun salute of the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment in accompaniment.

This was followed by the long-awaited proclaimation of the royal coronation of Malaysia’s DULI YANG MAHA MULIA SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DIPERTUAN AGONG, SULTAN MUHAMMAD V.

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Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Najib Razak extended his congratulations speech to the newly coronated YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG.

The Prime Minister as representing the government, security forces, civil servants and the people of Malaysia – solemnly pledged his oath of allegiance to His Royal Majesty.

His Royal Majesty then delivered his Royal Address before the recital of prayers which concluded the coronation ceremony.

“DAULAT TUANKU”. “RAKYAT MENJUNJUNG KASIH TUANKU”.

 

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~ As seen through the eyes of Moses Wong. A blessed citizen of Malaysia.

My sincere appreciation to Bernama & The Star for photos of the historical moments.