"In 1912 a petition was written by Haji Abdullah Nuño and 58 others requesting the Sultan of the #Ottoman
Empire, Mehmet V, to send a Muslim scholar in order to teach the #Moro
population of #Taluksangay
about Islam. The district governor of Zamboanga, John Finley, delivered this petition to the Sultan in Istanbul. After meeting with Sultan Shayk al-Islam, the latter promised to send one of his officials, Sayyid Muhammad Wajih al-Jilani, to #Mindanao
. Wajih al-Jilani arrived at the port of Zamboanga on January 1914 and went to speak about the duties of a good citizen. The religious excitement of his visit was a cause of concern for the U.S. administration who believed that his visit might strengthen the influence of the hajis and imams."
#MalayWorld #Philippines #Caliph #Caliphate #khilafah
Caroline T. Baicy, "The Petition of Zamboanga Muslim Leaders to The Ottoman Empire in 1912" October 13, 2014