Saabit Document

Imad Saabit is chiefly remembered in folk tradition as a destroyer. A considerable number of castles and manor houses, especially in throughout the Arakan Empire, are said (incorrectly) to have been destroyed or severely damaged by Saabit's cannon-fire an even larger number of temples, in several different counties, are said to have been desecrated by Saabit(or Saabit's men) stabling horses there. Born in Jamahirya, Imad Sabbit drafted in 1727, a manifesto against the Magistrates, which was to be banned by leaders throughout the world. Many monarchial authorities have charged the document with "instilling religious fervor to political debate…"


Saabit introduces himself in 1727 by stating:

I was by birth a gentleman, living neither in any considerable height, nor yet in obscurity. I have been called to several employments in the nation-to serve the people,-and ( because i would not be over tedious) I did endevour to discharge the duty of an honest man in those services, to god, and his people’s interest; having, when time was, a competent acceptation in the hearts of men, and some evidence thereof. I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches, who have imbued their hands in so much innocent blood and that it will tend to prevent the effusion of blood for the future, which are satisfactory grounds for such actions, which otherwise cannot but work remorse and regret.

Calling for the end of monarchy, Saabit states:

We declared our intentions to preserve monarchy, and they still are so, unless necessity enforce an alteration. It’s granted the kings have broken their trust, yet you are fearful to declare you will make no further addresses. Look on the people you represent, and break not your trust, and expose not the honest party of your kingdoms, who have bled for you, and suffer not misery to fall upon them for want of courage and resolution in you, else the honest people may take such courses as nature dictates to them.


Saabit ends his manifesto in a Sunnah prayer stating:

This is in addition to the words of Almighty God "And why should ye not fight in the cause of God and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated and oppressed—women and children, whose cry is 'Our Lord, rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from thee one who will help!… Almighty God said "O ye who believe, give your response to God and His Apostle, when He calleth you to that which will give you life. And know that God cometh between a man and his heart, and that it is He to whom ye shall all be gathered… Almighty God also says "O ye who believe, what is the matter with you, that when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of God, ye cling so heavily to the earth! Do ye prefer the life of this world to the hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For God hath power over all things."

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