Poem About the Prophet Muhammad (saw) from The Chinese Emperor

MV: Amazing find. Subhan’Allah its simply amazing how despite being Non-Muslim, the Chinese Emperor had so much respect for the Prophet (pbuh). Check out the post bellow:

Source: http://alsiraat.co.uk/prophet-muhammad/chinese-emperors-poem-prophet-muhammad-saw

The Chinese Emperor’s Poem about the Prophet Muhammad (saw)


Hong-Wu (also known by his given name Zhū Yuánzhāng) was the Emperor of China between 1368 – 1398 CE. He was the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, leading an Army that conquered the country and defeated away the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.

Despite being a non-Muslim, Hong-Wu ordered the construction of several mosques in Nanjing, Yunnan, Guangdong and Fujian. He rebuilt the Jinjue Mosque in Nanjing and large numbers of Hui (Muslim Chinese) people moved to the city during his rule.

He had around 10 Muslim generals in his army, including Chang Yuchun, Lan Yu, Ding Dexing, Mu Ying, Feng Sheng and Hu Dahai. In addition, Hong-Wu’s spouse, Empress Ma, descended from a Muslim family while he was originally a member of a Muslim rebel group led by Guo Zhixin.

Emperor Hong-Wu wrote a 100 word eulogy praising Islam, Allah and the Prophet Muhammad which he had placed in the mosques which he ordered to be built.

The eulogy is in the form of a poem, each verse containing 4 words (characters) and 4 syllables. In the translation below I have strayed away from trying to keep the 4 word per verse translation in favour of a more literal translation which conveys the full meaning in flowing English.

The One-Hundred Word Eulogy:

Since the creation of the Universe,
God had decreed to appoint,
This great faith-preaching man,
From the West he was born,
He received the Holy Scripture,
A Book of thirty parts,
To guide all creation,
Master of all Rulers,
Leader of Holy Ones,
With Support from Above,
To Protect His Nation,
With five daily prayers,
Silently hoping for peace,
His heart towards Allah,
Empowering the poor,
Saving them from calamity,
Seeing through the darkness,
Pulling souls and spirits,
Away from all wrongdoings,
A Mercy to the Worlds,
Traversing the ancient majestic path,
Vanquishing away all evil,
His Religion Pure and True,
The Noble & Great one.

Written by Sh. Musa Cerantonio


3 thoughts on “Poem About the Prophet Muhammad (saw) from The Chinese Emperor

  1. Amazing, amazing, amazing! Masha’Allah….dude; I never knew that even someone as highly, reputable and respectable as an emperor of CHINA can praise Prophet Mohamed in such a manner. Thanks for this post, it was very interesting to read.

  2. Everexistent, you truly have not understood the maqaam of our Beloved Prophet Sallahu Alayhi wa sallam (SAW). He SAW is the BEST of CREATION. There is no one as highly reputable and respectable than Rasul Allah and to be astonished that a nonMuslim Chinese emperor would praise the Prophet SAW is nothing, since ALLAH SWT Himself the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and everything in between them has praised Rasul Allah SAW many of times…”Indeed, you (SAW) are on an exalted character…”
    Anyway, I am not trying to demean you; I am just shocked that you are shocked about a Chinese emperor writing a eulogy when the entire creation came into existence by Allah SWT just so that Rasul Allah SAW would be manifested in this universe! Allahumma salli ‘alaa Sayyidina Muhammad wa ‘alaa aali Sayyidina Muhammad wa barik wa sallim.

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