Once upon a time,I was the sole heart beat of the “mehfil”. Without me and my beat, there was no colour, no music, no merriment and no gesture .….. Just with a beat and rhythm of my first stroke, the entire programme bursted out with applause of the spectators and audience…..So, my dear… ..anything more to tell? Hope now, no more instauration is required to reveal my identity……Yes; I am “ghungroo”, the “dancing bells”, as some call me of.
First glance I thought oh it is a Uzbek vid but no it is Tajik!
The Hundred-word Eulogy (百字讃 bǎizìzàn) • 100-character praise of #Islam, #Allah, and the prophet #Muhammad written by the Hongwu Emperor of #China (r. 1368-1398). 百字贊，是由明太祖洪武皇帝手書一百字對 #伊斯蘭 教的贊美。原文保留在南京，幾間 #中國 的 #清真寺 也有其副本。
English Translation: Since the creation of the universe God had already appointed his great faith-preaching man, From the West he was born, And received the holy scripture And book made of 30 parts (Juz) To guide all creations, Master of all rulers, Leader of the holy ones, With support from the Heavens, To protect his nation, With five daily prayers, Silently hoping for peace, His heart directed towards Allah, Giving power to the poor, Saving them from calamity, Seeing through the Unseen, Pulling the souls and the spirits away from all wrongdoings, Mercy to the world, Transversing to the ancient, Majestic path vanquished away all evil, His religion Pure and True, Muhammad, The Noble High One.
I just received a late birthday present from one of the old ladies who works with me at the Castle. It’s a writing chest and guys, it’s brand new and the company don’t even make these anymore so it’s worth around $50. I almost cried I was so happy. I will treasure this forever!