Analysis Of Azfar Moin 's The Lord Of Prayer

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Azfar Moin started the chapter the lord of conjunction talking about the style of muslim kingship. The Muslim kingship evolved in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and was in the memory of Timur. Timur, “A Barlas Turk of common birth, he rose from Central Asia to conquer territories in Anatolia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, India, and Russia, and was on his way to subjugate China when he died.” Timerlane, a cruel conqueror who created destruction on a continent hadn 't recovered from the Mongol invasion. Timur was honored as the charismatic “Lord of Conjunction” and a central object of admiration for later Muslim sovereigns. Timur was idolized for centuries as a messianic figure and appreciated widely both during his lifetime and for centuries afterwards, it is worth re-viewing and possibly challenging existing scholarship that appears to offer a simplistic portrayal of a Muslim ruler whose claims to messianic kingship inspired many others after him. “In direct reference to Timur, Shanh Jahan called himself the second Lord of Conjunction”, but Moin says that this wasn 't just a reference to Timur it was an attempt at mimesis. Moin explains that the two Lords of Conjunction are shown in the opening folios “sitting on thrones facing each other, as if one is signifying the other.” “The Grand Accomplishment of the Second Lord of Conjunction” commissioned by Shah Jahan was a work on astronomy that Moin said “suggests a deep ontological equivalence between the two men”. The work was…
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