Question: What is the difference between a sultan and a king?
I’m speaking very simply so that everyone can understand. A King is like a, he is also called a Malik, and he has power but it is the power of a particular area. A Sultan is a King who rules Kings. So let’s say the difference between a King and an Emperor, like that.
Both are attributes of Allah SWT, both are His names, but definitely when we speak about the Sultan in Islam, and Allah SWT has mentioned the Sultan so many times, Prophet has mentioned it, and the position of Sultan in Islam it is the Shadow of Allah on earth. This is very unpopular these days to Muslims, to non-Muslims can’t even imagine it. Fourteen hundred years of Islamic history, majority of the Muslims are rejecting, not understanding, not remembering, as if it was a mistake. And in the twentieth century when Muslim countries became independent from colonial rule, it is celebrated as if it is the beginning of Islam, beginning of real Islam, from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan to all these countries. We’re living in the Ahir Zaman, not the beginning.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergahi NY
3 Zul Qaida 1440
July 6, 2019