An early 18th century British spy in the Ottoman lands revealed covert operations designed to spread separatism across the Muslim world. Hempher is a British missioner who was assigned the task of carrying on espionage . Page 4 of 7 1 Waqf Ikhlas publications Confessions of a British Spy . Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.

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Besides my primary duty, I was to learn very well Turkish, the native language of the Muslims being there.

Yet the conclusions reached were not as had been expected. We were imitating the customs and traditions of these two countries, thus easily hemphfr our intentions. For this reason he did not want to part company with me and insisted that I should make my home in Istanbul. I found Muhammad of Najd in his home. Every Friday I would give him my weekly earnings because he taught me very well.

For Jihad against unbelievers must be performed by fighting, and Jihad confsesion munafiqs is to be performed by preaching and advice. Later you will benefit very much from these two secrets. I spent the night there. Then, it gave the following information about Islam: Shaikh Jawad Since our Prophet said, “I am the city of knowledge, and Ali is its gate,” shouldn’t there be difference between ‘Ali and the other Sahaba?

The secretary was very sorry about him, not because he had gone back to his homeland, but because perhaps he had been spying on the Ministry of Colonies for Russia and had gone back home because his mission had been over. I was anxious that upon going there he should meet profound scholars capable of setting his fallacies right and converting him to the Sunni creed and thus all my dreams should come to naught.

All the religious sects, including the extinct ones, must be recovered and set against one another. For instance, they say: But he stated it a condition that the matter congession kept as a secret between us and that the woman not even be told what his name was.


Memoirs of Mr. Hempher: Confessions of a British spy

Hempher later returned to Britain hemphher be briefed by the British Imperial Ministry. We have determined that the answers given by these people are seventy-percent agreeable with the answers that their originals would give.

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The scholar replied saying that it was not justified to rebel against a government just because it was Sunni, that all Muslims were brothers and that it would only ever be permissible if the Sunni establishment was subjecting the Muslims to oppression and cruelty within the boundaries of ordaining the good and forbidding the evil.

They carried on military expeditions so as to reveal their enmity. His reply was, “The Ministry has devised a subtle scheme for Muhammad of Najd to carry out, as follows: I do not know why, but perhaps it was because I always obeyed him.

Confessions of a British Spy

I said, “I am very anxious britiwh when you go there you may make a statement whereby they will pronounce you a heretic and kill you. Yet when he was with his friends he would display obedience to the britiish of the Shariat. Utilize their country and scholars! I expect that Islam will be renovated and improved in your hands. I told them of my activities and observations during my long mission. Young and active ones must be done away with.

The State and the people viewed each other with suspicion.

For doing this, we should disguise some of our agents as Islamic authorities and bring them into high positions so that they may execute our wishes I have eaten what others sowed. In sales on credit, time of repayment must be appointed; yet if the debtor cannot pay hritish at the appointed time and the time is protracted and an extra payment is stipulated, this kind of interest is called Muda’af.

Sunnites, on the other hand, read books, and respected scholars and the Sultan. Why do you leave aside the Prophet’s word and obey ‘Umar’s word?


They trusted me very much. The neutrality of this article is disputed. By the same token, if you know the evidences Muslims will furnish to prove that their faith, their Madhhab is right, it will be possible for you to prepare the counter-evidences to rebut their evidences and shock their belief with those counter- evidences.

I at once set out to go there, too. At the same time he felt proud of the other spy for pulling off such a great act. As soon as I entered the Ministry of Colonies, the Minister put his trust in me and appointed me the administrator of the company of East India. From time to time a young man would call at our carpenter’s shop. Samira Elytess marked it as to-read Oct 08, He accomplished various Islamic conquests.

The administrative system was quite out of order. It is a tradition established in the time of the Abbasids. The secretary said, “If you had met the archetypes of the other four personages, you would talk to their imitations now and see how identical they are with their originals.

When I said so, Murshid Effendi reproved me, saying, “What a weak belief you have!

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As a matter of fact, it is a State policy to keep a person found dangerous under a spiritual oppression until he pledges obedience. It was surrounded with graceful orchards and lovely brooks. And this Muhammad of Najd of ours has promised to accomplish this revolution of ours like his Prophet.

Every visitor first stooped in front of the threshold, kissed it, and then hemphet the grave. I said, “My essential duty was to learn languages and the Qur’an and the Shariat. For all Muslims are brothers. Most of the Christians became mushriks those who believe more than one god.