The Prophet (s.a.w.) & the Emperor of China

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Here is a remarkable poem written by the first Ming Emperor of China, Zhu Yuanzhang, born 1328, celebrating the life and mission of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).  “Ming” means “light”; it was called the dynasty of Light, Nur.  For political reasons, he did not announce that he was a Muslim, and not many people know that China had a Muslim dynasty, if only for a generation.  However, most of his generals were Muslim.  His bodyguards were Muslim.  And Zheng He, the noted Muslim admiral’s voyage, was in the time of his dynasty but after his lifetime.

“Since Creation of universe
Heaven has already Appointed,
Faith preaching giant saint,
From West He was born,
To receive Holy Scripture,
With thirty-part book,
To guide all creations,
King of all kings,
Leader of holy ones,
With Support from Divine,
To Protect his nation,
With five daily prayers,
Silently hope for peace,
With heart toward Allah,
Empower the poor ones,
Save them from calamity,
See through the unseen,
Pulling souls and spirits,
Away from all wrongdoings,
Mercy to the World,
Walking ancient crowned path,
Evil vanquished to One,
Religion pure and true,
The Noble High One.”


  1. subhanallah - thank you for the beautiful post

  2. I really think he was a muslim. I love this poem masha Allah.


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