Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5t Baron Headley
|Born||19 Januar, 1855
|Dee'd||22 Juin, 1935
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.
Biography[edit | edit source]
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.
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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See also[edit | edit source]
- Sir Archibald Hamilton, 5t Baronet
- Henry Stanley, 3rd Baron Stanley o Alderley
- William Abdullah Quilliam
- Marmaduke Pickthall
- Faris Glubb
- Ahmad Thomson
- Timothy Winter
References[edit | edit source]
|Peerage o Ireland|