Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5t Baron Headley

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Rowland Allanson-Winn
Rowland Allanson-Winn
Born 19 Januar, 1855
Lunnon, Ingland
Dee'd 22 Juin, 1935
Codford, Ingland

Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn, 5t Baron Headley (Lunnon, January 19, 1855 – June 22, 1935, Lunnon), also kent as Shaikh Rahmatullah al-Farooq, wis an Erse peer an a prominent convert tae Islam, who wis also ane o the leadin members o the Woking Muslim Mission alangside Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din. He also presided over the British Muslim Society for some time.

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Lord Headley wis educated at Westminster School an Trinity College, Cambridge University. He then entered Middle Temple, 'boon commencin studies at King's College London. He subsequently became a civil ingineer bi profession, a builder o roads in Indie, an an authority on the protection o intertidal zones.

He wis an enthusiastic practitioner o boxin as well as ither arts o self defence, an in 1890 co-authored, wi C. Phillips-Wolley, the classic Broad-sword an Singlestick. He wis solo author o Boxing (introduced by the boxer Bat Mullins) which wis reprinted in 2006.

Lord Headley embraced Islam on 16 November 1913 an adopted the Muslim name o Shaikh Rahmatullah al-Farooq. In 1914 he established the Breetish Muslim Society. He wis the author o several books on Islam, includin A Western Awakening to Islam (1914) an Three Great Prophets of the World. He wis a widely traveled man an twice made the Hajj.

Lord Headley wi Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din

He inherited his peerage frae his cousin in 1913. In 1921 he married the Australian author Barbara Baynton. He became bankrupt in 1922. He wis offered the throne o Albanie in 1925, alang wi $500,000 an $50,000 per year but refused it - at which point Lady Barbara Headley returned tae Melbourne, where she dee'd in 1929. Frae 1929 Lord Headley awned an lived at Ashton Gifford House near the village o Codford in Wiltshire. His widow Lady Catherine Headley continued tae live at the property until 1940.

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Peerage o Ireland
Precedit bi
Charles Allanson-Winn
Baron Headley
1913–1935
Succeedit bi
Rowland Allanson-Winn