Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5t Baron Headley
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Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn, 5t Baron Headley (Lunnon, Januar 19, 1855 – Juin 22, 1935, Lunnon), kent as Shaikh Rahmatullah al-Farooq an aw, wis an Erse peer an a prominent convert tae Islam, who wis forby ane o the leadin members o the Woking Muslim Mission alangside Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din. He presided ower the Breetish Muslim Society for some time an aw.
The Laird Headley
|Born||Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn|
19 Januar 1855
|Dee'd||22 Juin 1935 (aged 80)|
Codford, Wiltshire, Ingland
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 pertection o intertidal zones.
He wis an enthusiastic practitioner o boxin as well as ither airts 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 bi the boxer Bat Mullins) which wis reprinted in 2006.
Lord Headley embraced Islam on 16 November 1913 an adoptit the Muslim name o Shaikh Rahmatullah al-Farooq. In 1914 he established the Breetish Muslim Society. He wis the author o several beuks 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 mairit 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 pynt Lady Barbara Headley returned tae Melbourne, whaur she dee'd in 1929. Frae 1929 Lord Headley awned an lived at Ashton Gifford House near the veelage o Codford in Wiltshire. His widow Lady Catherine Headley continued tae live at the property until 1940.
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