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.

2 - King Salman

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.