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Stratocratic Federation of Kerajaan Agung (STRAFKA)
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Persekutuan Stratokratik Kerajaan Agung 
The Stratocratic Federation of Kerajaan Agung
巡抚联合会
உன்னதமான கூட்டமைப்பு
軍政連合
Stratocratic Föderation




Demi Negara, Bangsa dan Agama!
For Our Nation, Races and Religions!


Full Country's Name: The Federal Stratocratic Sultanate of Kerajaan Agung || Persekutuan Stratokratik Kesultanan Kerajaan Agung

Country's Acronym: STRAFKA

Demonym: Kerajaan Agungian/Agungese (Rare)

Independence Day: 31st August

National Flower: Bunga Raya (Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis)

National Animal: Kijang (Muntiacus Muntjac)

Population: 271,746,450 (2017)

Land Area: 603,881.64 sq km

Density: 450 per sq km

States: 6 (Iskandariah, Inderagiri, Siak, Selangor, Kedah, Johor)

Official Language: Bahasa Melayu

Main Languages: Bahasa Melayu, English

Other Languages: Mandarin, Tamil, Iban, Kadazan, Japanese, German, Arabic, Sanskrit (Royal)

Races: Malay, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Germans, Arabic and other local ethnics

Percentage by Ethnicity: Malay 50%, Chinese 11%, Indian 9%, Japanese 8%, Germans 6%, Arabic 4%, Indigenous 10%, Others 2%

Percentage by Religion and Belief: Islam 62%, Buddhism 14%, Christianity 10%, Hinduism 7%, Animism 4% Others 3%

Capital City (Population): Iskandariah  (35 Million)

Administrative Capital: Putrajaya, Iskandariah

Royal Capital: Kemuning, Inderagiri

Currency: Ringgit Kaiser Adolf (RKA) --around 1.17 USD$

Main Exports: Palm Oil, Labour, Rubbers, semiconductor & electronic products, liquefied natural gas, petroleum, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, optical and scientific equipment, manufactures of metal, wood and wood products.

Type of Government: Federal Stratocratic Constitutional Monarchy/Sultanate 
*note that political parties and election are banned until further notice

Head of State: Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sri Paduka Baginda, Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Khalifatul Mukminin, Sri Paduka Maharaja Sultan Iskandar Zulkarnain

Head of Government: Prime Minister Field Marshal Tenrou Hitsugi

National Religious Advisor: Sheikh-ul-Islam Kyai Hasyim Asy'ari

National Anthem: "Kerajaan Agung, Mara!"

Royal Anthem: "Supreme Ruler"

Military Anthem: "Martyrdom"

Official Religion: Islam (Sunni)

Other Recognised Religion(s): Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Animism, Cult of Helus, Church of Valiant

Common Ideologies: Nationalism, Conservatism, Monarchism, Islamism, Traditionalism, Liberalism, Socialism (Secretly), Anarchism (Secretly)

Drives on the: Left

Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

Literacy Rate: 94.5%

Internet TLD: .ka





National Anthem


Spoiler: Malay Version • show


Berjayalah, berjayalah!
Negaraku pertiwi merdeka!
Keharmonianmu kami hargai,
Kebebasanmu kami pelihara,
Majulah negaraku selamanya!
Hiduplah negaraku selamanya!
Tanah tumpahnya darah kami,
Tanah lambang kebangkitan kami.
Pahlawan bangsa berkorban jiwa,
Menjadi kebanggaan kami.
Rakyat jelata memohon rahmat,
Semoga Allah berkati bangsa kita.
Cita-cita kami untuk syahid,
Setulus hati demi pertiwiku.
Pertahankanlah maruahmu,
Kibarkanlah panji-panjimu,
Pertahankan kedaulatanmu,
Bangkitlah anak bangsa!
Pertiwiku! Pertiwiku!
Kerajaan Agung!
Kerajaan Agung!


Spoiler: English Version • show


Success, success!
Our independent Motherland!
We treasure your serenity,
We preserve your freedom,
Onwards, our country forever!
Live long, our country forever!
Land that bathe with our blood,
Land that witness our awakening,
Soldiers sacrificing their souls,
Making us proud.
Our people pray for God's guidance,
Hopefully Allah bless our race.
Our ambitions are to become martyrs,
Sincerely for our country.
Protect our pride,
Raise our flags,
Defend our sovereignty,
Awaken thee, my people!
Motherland! Motherland!
Kerajaan Agung!
Kerajaan Agung!




Composed and Lyrics by stateman
Mohamad Fariz Fadzilah

(Credit to Gadshack for land area)
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Re: -Kerajaan Agung Factbook-
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 02:58:02 PM »
GOVERNMENT


Perdana Putra Government Complex, locations of the ministries.


Perdana Putra Complex, Government Headquarter, Putrajaya. Currently occupied by Privy Council.

After The Great Anarchy, a disastrous uprising in April 2014, the parliament was temporarily banned by the ruler. Later on, the ban was lifted and a general election was successfully held. In the parliamentary institution, the higher house was called Senate while the lower house was called People's Assembly.

After a failed coup targeting the monarchy institution in March 2017, the parliament was once again banned on a temporary basis and so did elections. Now, the new military-based government consists of a Privy Council where the members are directly appointed by the Sultan with the advice of the Prime Minister. The Privy Councils members or formally known as Secretary would and must be appointed among those who have served in the military. Each of these Secretaries will be responsible for one particular portfolio which is similar like a Minister in the previous government. Secretary-Without-Portfolio is also available if all the portfolios are occupied.

As of October 2017, there are 20 Secretaries.

PRIVY COUNCIL



Prime Minister: Field Marshal Tenrou Hitsugi
Vice Prime Minister: Grand Admiral Shinya Hitsugi
Secretary of Finance: Admiral Ferid Bathony
Secretary of Defence: Major General Riayatuddin Shah
Secretary of Home Affairs: Vice Admiral Shinoa Hitsugi
Secretary of International Trade and Industry: Commodore Mikaela
Secretary of Education: Lieutenant General Diao Chan
Secretary of Higher Education: Rear Admiral Mahiru Hitsugi
Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment: Lieutenant General Subra Palanivel
Secretary of Transportation: Air Commodore Xiao Yan
Secretary of International and Foreign Affairs: Air Chief Marsyal Sakura Tomoe
Secretary of Tourism and Culture: Air Vice Marshal Arifin Baba
Secretary of Health: Brigadier General Seraphine Rosengart
Secretary of Youth and Sports: Colonel Laila Majnun
Secretary of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government: Marsyal of the Airforce Crowley Eusford
Secretary of Agriculture: Air Marshal Ahmad Kamarulzaman
Secretaries-Without-Portfolio: General Sufian Asri, Air Marshal Ikram Jarjis, Brigadier General Kalong Ningkan, Rear Admiral Muhammad Al-Atiyah



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Re: Stratocratic Federation of Kerajaan Agung (STRAFKA)
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 03:55:41 PM »
OVERVIEW OF KERAJAAN AGUNG


Kerajaan Agung, officially the Stratocratic Federation of Kerajaan Agung, is a federal stratocratic sultanate on the continent of Cotf Aranye, accurately the Western side of Cotf Aranye bordering the well-known Illumic sea. It borders two nations (as of now) which is to the north-eastern, Commonwealth of Somerset, to the north-western, Illumic Channel and to the south-eastern, Peniche Bay and to the south, Imperial Provinces of Austreos. The Head of State, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong or formally known as the Sultan is the national ruler while the Prime Minister is the leader of the government and national administration.


The Ruler, His Majesty, Sultan Iskandar Zulkarnain

Kerajaan Agung has a huge population of around 270 million people with 35% of them are living in the cities all across the nation. Urbanisation is currently ongoing in several areas to narrow the gap of inequality in the people's welfare between those who live in urban areas and those who live in the rural areas. The federation has one of the most populated and busiest capital on Mundus with a staggering number of 35 million people. Iskandariah is undoubtedly packed with sea of human on a daily basis but its public transportation system is one of the most efficient and systematic as the government had spent billions of Ringgit since decades ago. It is also one of the main port in Illumic region which is contributing a huge fortune to the economy  since thousands of years ago. While Iskandariah is the capital, on the other hand Putrajaya, a planned city built in the outskirt area of Iskandariah is Kerajaan Agung administrative capital.


Administrative Capital, Putrajaya

Kerajaan Agung in the past was fairly isolated in terms of political scope but was and still a big key player in maintaining the security of the Illumic region as well as its trading hubs. Kerajaan Agung was never colonised by any other nations which results in stronger spirit to preserve the national identity and local cultures. The independence day in Kerajaan Agung was decided on 31st August every year following the grand formation of the first Kingdom of Kerajaan Agung in 1740 which was also on 31st August. "Kerajaan Agung" name itself originated from Bahasa Melayu, hundred of years ago after the people refer to their nation as 'Agung' or supreme and powerful while 'Kerajaan' here refers to the nation and monarchy institution. General Election was once held in every 5 years to choose the representatives into the parliament however, it is no longer held after recent coup incident.

In general, Kerajaan Agung is a multiracial nation with multireligious communities comprising several races such as Malay, Chinese, Indian while religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and so on. Basically, there are four major races in Kaiser Adolf which is the Malay, Indian, Chinese and Japanese. Local ethnics such as Iban, Kadazan and Bidayuh also have their own unique cultures with their own respective beliefs based on Animism. All religions are allowed to be practiced and taught but only Islam is allowed to be preached to the public in order to ensure harmony. Majority of the citizens are religious regardless of their beliefs. Many historical mosques, temples, altars are being preserved by the government as well as the community and almost all of them are still in use for religious purpose which shows the importance of religions itself in Kerajaan Agung. Secularism is on a minimal scale when it comes to the administration.


Picture of coastal villages in 1700s

Kerajaan Agung is simply rich with historical values and cultural elements as a whole. The nation's history itself has spanned for thousands of years. Brief information about the national history, from its foundation until today started with the establishment of the earliest settlement which was found at the current capital, Iskandariah around 2800 BC after a thorough excavation was done. Hundreds of artifacts were found, most of them are related to trading items. Some of those items are locally made but a large number of them were most probably originated from foreign land. This shows how important it was to the economy of the settlement which was focused on international trade and merchants coming over.


Sultan Schneider Irfanuddin, the first of Germanic-Malay ruler.


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Re: Stratocratic Federation of Kaiser Adolf (STRAFKA)
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 02:06:44 PM »
BUDGET AND GDP

Secretary of Finance: Admiral Ferid Bathony

RKA 1 (Ringgit Kaiser Adolf) = 1.17 USD

Currency: RKA (Ringgit Kaiser Adolf)
Total Budget: RKA 8,478,775,000,000
Tax: 70%
GDP: RKA 5,935,142,500,000
GDP per Capita: 31,286,99.26


Administration: RKA 314 billion ( 5.3% )

Social Welfare: RKA 469 billion ( 7.9% )

Public Healthcare: RKA 474 billion ( 8.0% )

Education: RKA 617 billion ( 10.4% )

Defense: RKA 297 billion ( 5.0% )

Religion & Morality: RKA 736 billion ( 12.4% )

Law & Order: RKA 766 billion ( 12.9% )

Public Transportation: RKA 540 billion ( 9.1% )

Commerce & Industry: RKA 576 billion ( 9.7% )

Environment & Research: RKA 350 billion ( 5.9% )

International Aid & Charity Aid: RKA 267 billion ( 4.5% )

Social Equality: RKA 202 billion ( 3.4% )

Agriculture: RKA 335 billion ( 5.4% )
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Re: Stratocratic Federation of Kaiser Adolf (STRAFKA)
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 02:07:06 PM »
Kaiser Adolf PoliciesStance (as of October 2017)
Drugs LawDrugs Abuse Act 1990 - Drugs including plant-based and synthetic are banned especially recreational drugs. However, drugs for medical purpose are allowed.
Alcohol LawAlcohol Act 1995 - Alcohol drinks and beverages are banned for Muslims. Non-Muslims are allowed to purchase and drink them if they wish but it should not be done in the public to respect the others. Alcohol for industry and chemical purpose is allowed.
LGBTLGBT Rehabilitation Act 2015 - LGBT movements, activities and any kind of related expression are banned and illegal. For Muslims, the couples will be divided and then sent to rehabilitation centres to receive moral and religious education.
EducationNational Education Policy 1960 - 90% educational institutions are owned and managed by the government. Free mandatory primary and secondary education (5-17 years old). Education for children aged 5-7 years old focuses more on manners, common sense and sense of responsibility. Government provides free university education for those who excel in compulsory military service. Government provides scholarship for students who achieved excellent results depends on the requirements. Government provides loan to further studies. School uniforms are compulsory.
Property OwnershipLand and Property Policy 1965, (Amendment) 2011 - Every citizens are allowed to buy and obtain land and property. Foreigners are allowed to buy land and property with 2% government tax. Foreigners are not allowed to buy and own Malay land reserves which is managed by the government.
Voting   Voting age for the eligible is 21 years old. Police and military personnel will vote early.
ProstitutionHuman Abuse Act 2001 - Prostitution either heterosexual or homosexual are both illegal.
Freedom of the Press60% news outlet owned and run by the government and 40% by private sector and individuals. Any news on humiliating and insulting directly or indirectly the military, other religions and the monarch institution are illegal and highly offensive.
Freedom of MovementCitizens are allowed to leave the nation. Foreigners must undergo a series of immigration protocols and processes. The people is subjected to government surveillance.
AbortionAbortion Act 2010 - Abortion without credible and acceptable reasons are illegal. Abortion because of rape and health issue is allowed but not recommended. If necessary abortion is suggested to be done before the fetus enters the 5th month of pregnancy.
Health CareCitizens only need to pay 10% of the medicines cost, 20% for hospitality service.
Gun LawsObtaining gun licence is extremely difficult and its use is highly regulated.
InternetNational semi-private local internet company provides internet service. Sensitive content in internet is subjected to government censorship. Websites on internet are subjected to government surveillance. Pornography websites are blocked and banned.
BusinessBusiness operating in the nation is obligated to pay government tax. Riba' or "usury", or unjust, exploitative gains made in trade or business under Islamic law is illegal.
MarriageMarriage between a male and a female is legal. Additional marriage laws related to the religions are also included.
Same Sex MarriageIllegal.
Military Service1 year compulsory military service for citizens aged 18 years old. No exception unless reasonable reason including but not limited to health issues is provided.
SmokingCigarette and Vape Act 2015 - Smoking is illegal. Cigarettes and vape are banned. Any type of tobacco products related to smoking is also banned.
Death PunishmentYes.
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Re: Stratocratic Federation of Kaiser Adolf (STRAFKA)
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 01:45:23 PM »
HISTORY AND FOUNDATION


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Spoiler: Detailed History of Foundation • show


2800 BC -

A small settlement was slowly thriving in the north of today Kaiser Adolf, named Teluk Pelaga (today, Port Albrecht). *Teluk Pelaga (Pelaga Bay).

2500 BC -

Major volcanic eruption of Gunung Berduli (Dusty Mountain) occurs. Teluk Pelaga was covered in dust and volcanic particles. Thousands of citizens are believed to be killed.

2000 BC -
 
An ancient kingdom of Teratak Berdarah located at the south of Kaiser Adolf was discovered. Indera Sakti was the capital of this kingdom.

1300 BC -

Ancient kingdom of Teratak Berdarah was paralysed after several barbaric attacks from the eastern direction of the continent. Several earthquakes also contributed to this unfortunate event.

900 BC -

Teratak Berdarah conquered neighbouring states, forming a  more systematic body of administration of its own. Teratak Berdarah established diplomatic relationships with other independent states.

400 BC -

The first official Kingdom in the area was founded. Kingdom of Singhasari. The capital was Teluk Pelaga. Demang Lebar Daun was the founder and the first ruler of the kingdom thus started the first dynasty, Dedaun Dynasty. Ruling for approximately 70 years, he brought many surrounding area into his sphere of influence. He imposed land tax and built Istana Kayangan (today, Adolf Palace) in Teluk Pelaga.

171 AC -

Dedaun Dynasty has fallen, cousin of the last King succeeded the throne as Sri Petala Bumi therefore starting Bumi Dynasty. He was well-known to be a narcissist.

172 -

A rebellion against the reign of Sri Petala Bumi led by Panglima (Military Commander) Raden Wijaya. The Battle of Kerang Busuk took place and the Royalists won. The rebellion failed to achieve its targets, the Panglima was arrested and executed. His limbs were cut off into pieces and were shown in the public.

543 -

Bumi Dynasty has fallen. Kingdom of Singhasari has fallen. Chaos spread across the Kingdom and various local states began to form their own independent states, rebellion and uprising destroyed the economy. Former general of the Singhasarian kingdom took over Teluk Pelaga and declared a new Kingdom of Melukut. The former general ascended the throne as Sri Paduka Maharaja Kerambit Bertatah Manikam. His reign didn't last long as he was assassinated after a few years reigning. Singhasari's last successor claimed the throne, supported by vast majority of the citizens of Teluk Pelaga. He refused to continue the Bumi Dynasty, instead he created his own. He ascended the throne as Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Meru. He succeeded in capturing back several states which were under the Singhasari's rule. He died and his son, grandson continued the campaign.

671 -

All the 21 states have been recaptured under the Melukut Kngdom after 128 years of civil war. Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Indera declared festival for 40 days and 40 nigts for this success. Chaotic period has ended.

1414 -

Melukut Kingdom successfully thwarted off an invasion of an enemy kingdom, Kendatipun Kingdom numbered around 100000 with only 15000 Melukutians. General Taming Sari was awarded the highest merit of the nation for this success. He also led the expedition to capture Kendatipun Kingdom which is located near today Peniche Bay. He gained victory and eventually captured Kendatipun Kingdom. He slowly became greedy and arrogant. Surprisingly, he declared independence from Melukut Kingdom and formed a new state near Peniche Bay where the former kingdom of Kendatipun located. With the name of Sari Kingdom, Sri Paduka Maharaja Taming Sari assaulted Melukut Kingdom. This act of treason seriously worried the Melukutian ruler, Sri Paduka Maharaja Arjuna Putera.

1420 -

Victory after victory, Taming Sari and his army reached the walls of Teluk Pelaga, he sieged Teluk Pelaga with his huge army by land and by sea for 55 days and 55 nights. Depressed Sri Paduka Maharaja Arjuna Putera suicided, knowing that he was not able to defend Teluk Pelaga and Melukut Kingdom. Soon, the council of military commanders held an emergency meeting which focused on surrendering to the Sari Kingdom. Melukutian Head of Army however was not convinced to surrender. In secret, he carefully planned his strategy and one night, when the weather changed drastically, rain suddenly poured down. General Hang Tuah prepared his loyal army of 5000 soldiers and marched on Sari's army stealthily. He knew he was against a strong 150000 but that rain would have given his an upper hand so he used a secret path that leads to Taming Sari's main camp which was located near a valley. Taming Sari's main camp was ambushed and they could not really fight Hang Tuah's army because they were drunk. Hang Tuah slayed Taming Sari who was also his close friend before the betrayal and actually confiscated his Keris. That Keris is now named Taming Sari and is one of the most important Kaiser Adolf's Royal Family regalia. Hang Tuah vanished after the battle. Arjuna Putera's cousin was enthroned as Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Wira III.

1525 -

Piracy activities in Illumic Channel has been increasing to a critical point, pillaging and robbing merchants' ships. Melukutian Navy launched several operations to solve this problem until 1655.

1682 -

Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Rama embraced Islam, changed his title and name to Sultan Rahmat Shah. Melukutian Kingdom was officially Sultanate of Melukut. Most of the citizens, ministers, military commanders also embraced Islam following the Sultan's footsteps.

1685 - Capital moved from Pelaga Bay to an ancient city of Kota Kemuning in fairly, the middle of the Sultanate. The main ruling palace of Istana Kayangan also changed to an old castle in Kota Kemuning, Istana Indera which was built by ancient rulers.

1740 -

Sultan Rahmat Shah passed away without leaving any successor or relative. The dynasty which descended since Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Meru has fallen after reigning in Melukut since 543. An emergency meeting was held attended by the ministers and military commanders. Half of the attendees voted for Field Marshal Mahkota Alam to be the next Sultan while the other half attendees voted for Grand Admiral Kasturi Tuah, a far descendant of the great Hang Tuah. An election, the first of its kind, has been held in Melukut Sultanate, allowing the citizens to vote for either Mahkota or Kasturi. At last, Kasturi was elected as the Sultan, defeating Mahkota in the election. Kasturi ascended the throne as Sultan Kasturius Tuah.

1770 -

Kasturius passed away. His one and only son, 19 year-old Kaiserius Tuah ascended the throne as Sultan Kaiserius Augustus Adolf, officially started the Adolf Dynasty. Melukut Sultanate was no more. He changed the nation name to Sultanate of Tuah. Teluk Pelaga was renamed Port Albrecht. Istana Kayangan was renamed Adolf Palace. Kaiserius was a great ruler. The economy flourished under his Five-Year Development Plan, the food surplus increased and he built drains as well as dams to water the farms. This is the origin of the foundation of nowadays Sultanate of Kaiser Adolf. He spread Islam to neighbouring states, improving national moral decency. He implemented Islamic laws which benefitted the nation and the people. Kaiserius improved the national military, funding military researches and cut down ministers' salaries. The Golden Era of Kaiser Adolf has begun. Hundreds of trading ships came to Port Albrecht for trading purpose everyday.

1774 -

Around 20,000 people from east Ardia (today Herrenbucht) migrated and lived in the nation. They practised Germanic culture and were mostly Christians.

1840 -

The Golden Era continued. Kaiserius passed away at the age of 89. His son, Kaiser Lucius ascended the throne as Sultan Kaiser Lucius Adolf. Although he reigned for only three years but he was as charismatic as his late father. He later changed the nation name to Kaiser Adolf as a tribute to his late father. He gained the people's trust and resumed all his father's efforts to ensure stability in Kaiser Adolf.

1843 -

General Jalal Arafat, the Kaiser Adolfian Head of Army, a crafty man, executed a coup d' etat. He sent his military elites to assassinate Lucius as well as anyone who opposed him and eventually succeeded. By the end of 1843, all of the nation was under his iron grip. The citizens tried to make an uprising as a sign of opposing Jalal's treasonous act but he quickly sent his assassins to kill them. He ascended the throne as Sultan Jalal Arafat. He tried to dispose all the Adolf's royal family members and relatives but failed since former Prince Stefanius dissapeared to an unknown place in the nation. Later, it was known that Stefanius ran to Mount Beduk, Kemuning. However, Jalal successfully captured Stefanius only brother and sister, Prince Rayyan and Princess Yuki. Both of them were executed by Jalal in public.

2013 -

Yasser Arafat ascended the throne as Sultan Yasser Arafat. Yasser Arafat was too friendly, which opened advantages for his political opponents to use him. The Minister of Defence that time, Kitol Bahai began to influence him into making decisions that gave benefits to Kitol Bahai directly and indirectly. Changes of attitude could be seen in Yasser.

2014 - Kitol Bahai launched an invasion of Elpidia in the name of Sultan Yasser Arafat without his Majesty's approval or awareness. Thousands of Kaiser Adolfian national army were dead which angered the citizens, also sparking the start of deadly uprisings in several cities of Kaiser Adolf. An active anarchy group which has been against the nation monarchy system since a tens of years ago has successfully influenced the people to revolt against the Sultan. The Adolf Palace was burned down to the ground, government officials were captured and killed, hundreds of them. Sultan Yasser and his wife suicided knowing that they would be killed if found. Those anarchists were looking and searching for any heir apparent and relative of Yasser but failed. Head of Army, Navy and Airforce agreed to impose court martial to stop the civil unrest and also agreed to enthrone the last successor of Yasser, which was infact, Yasser's adopted son, Albrich. Albrich's ancestor could be traced back to the founder of the modern Kaiser Adolf, Sultan Kaiserius Augustus Adolf. The 16-year old soon-to-be ruler ascended the throne as Dictator Albrich Augustus Adolf thus ending the Arafat's Dynasty. All the instigators including Kitol Bahai were arrested and executed in public, Albrich banned political parties, formed his puppet government and became a Dictator.

2015 - Mass reform was done by Dictator Albrich and harmony has been achieved.

2016 - Dictator Albrich Adolf changed his style of ruling to Sultanate and constructed a constitution for Kaiser Adolf. All political parties have been allowed to continue their activities.

2017 - Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was planning a coup with several other government officials. He was arrested and later prosecuted for treason against His Majesty, Sultan Albrich Augustus Adolf which ended up with their executions. Sultan Albrich abolished the parliament, banned political parties and elections. His Majesty declared the formation of Stratocratic Federation of Kaiser Adolf and his privy council which consists of military officers.


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Establishment of Kaiser Adolf

- Teratak Berdarah (2000 BC-400 BC)
- Kingdom of Singhasari (400 BC-543 AC)
- Kingdom of Melukut (543-1770)
- Sultanate of Tuah (1770-1840)
- Sultanate of Kaiser Adolf (1840-2014)
- Heavenly-Dictatorship of Kaiser Adolf (May 2014-2016)
- Sultanate of Kaiser Adolf (2016-2017)
- Stratocratic Federation of Kaiser Adolf (2017)



List of Rulers/Sri Paduka Maharajas (Kings)/Sultans:

Demang Lebar Daun (400 BC - ?)
Sri Petala Bumi (171 AC - ?)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Kerambit Bertatah Manikam (543 - 546)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Meru (546 - 590)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Wira (590 - 635)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Sateria (635 - 660)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Indera (660 - 698)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Sateria II (698 - 754)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Sri Purnama (754 - 820)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Sateria III (820 -  890)
Sri Paduka Maharani Putri Indera (890 - 961)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Wira II (961 - 962)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Meru II (962 - 1027)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Putera (1027 - 1052)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Patih Putera (1052 - 1082)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Aryan Wira (1082 - 1123)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Arjuna (1123 - 1148)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Indera II (1148- 1188)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Indera III (1188 - 1256)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Chahaya (1256 - 1301)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Daeng Chelak (1301 - 1340)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Putera II (1340 - 1350)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Putera III (1350 - 1369)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Sri Perpatih (1369 - 1400)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Arjuna Putera (1400 - 1420)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Wira III (1420 - 1451)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Meru III (1451 - 1502)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Meru IV (1502 - 1507)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Meru V (1507 - 1560)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Indera IV (1560 - 1610)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Patih Putera II (1610 - 1645)
Sri Paduka Maharaja Arjuna Meru (1645 - 1681)
Sultan Rahmat Shah (1681 - 1740)
Sultan Kasturius Tuah (1740 - 1770)
Sultan Kaiserius Augustus Adolf (1770 - 1840)
Sultan Kaiser Lucius Adolf (1840 - 1843)
Sultan Jalal Arafat (1843 - 1867)
Sultan Rahmat Arafat (1867 - 1902)
Sultan Dziaddin Arafat (1902 - 1923)
Sultan Riayatuddin Arafat (1923 - 1945)
Sultan Jalil Arafat (1945 - 1965)
Sultan Yusuf Arafat (1965 - 1981)
Sultan Ali Arafat (1981 - 1990)
Sultan Nasir Arafat (1990 - 2013)
Sultan Yasser Arafat (2013 - 2014)
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Re: Stratocratic Federation of Kaiser Adolf (STRAFKA)
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 04:18:05 PM »
 

Bunga Raya (Hibiscus), the national flower symbolizes the national ideology, Rukun Negara which consists of five national principles based on its five petals.

Rukun Negara (Bahasa Melayu for "National Principles") is the Kaiser Adolfian declaration of national philosophy, an oath instituted by royal proclamation on Independence Day, 1969, in reaction to a serious race riot known as the 13th May Incident which occurred in 1969. The incident proved at that time that the nation racial balance and stability was becoming more fragile. Immediately thereafter, the Kaiserian government sought ways to foster unity among the various races in Kaiser Adolf. One of the methods used to encourage unity is the Rukun Negara. Rukun Negara's purposes:

WHEREAS OUR COUNTRY KAISER ADOLF nurtures the ambitions of:

Reaching the pinnacle of unity amongst the whole of her society in the spirit of diversity;

Preserving a respectable, disciplined and faithful way of life;

Creating a just society where the prosperity of the country can be enjoyed together in a fair and equitable manner;

Guaranteeing a thoughtful approach towards her rich and varied cultural traditions; and

Building a progressive society that will make use of science, spiritual knowledge, traditional skills and modern technology.

It is a norm for primary, secondary public and private schools in Kaiser Adolf to recite the pledge weekly during a compulsory assembly. Pledge reading follows immediately after the singing of the Kaiser Adolfian national anthem, March of Kaiser Adolf. Of some interest, the Rukun Negara could usually be found behind the cover of every exercise book that is typically used by primary and secondary Kaiser Adolfian school students. The government has also made reading of the pledge compulsory at every official functions.

The first line, KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN (BELIEF IN GOD) stresses out the mandatory rule of following a religion or a belief with Tuhan (God) as a main entity to believe. It also emphasises the importance of religions and the view that a religious society is a good community. Atheists are not considered as the citizens of Kaiser Adolf.

The second line, KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA (LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY) demands the people's loyalty to the ruler and the nation. Betraying the monarch is similar to betraying the nation and vice versa. It also emphasises the people's sole responsibility to defend the nation and the royal institution anywhere, anytime without any failure.

The third line, KESEPADUAN NEGARA BANGSA KAISER ADOLF (THE UNIFIED NATION STATES OF KAISER ADOLF) explains the needs of having a unified federated states as a foundation of a nation states. It also emphasises the importance of unity of the uniquely diversed races in Kaiser Adolf.

The fourth line, KEDAULATAN UNDANG-UNDANG (THE RULE OF LAW) emphasises the importance of laws in the society. The people is responsible in upholding the laws, conventional and religious, and making sure the laws are not being compromised in its execution.

The fifth line, KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN (COURTESY AND MORALITY) emphasises the importance of courtesy, morality and being polite. It urges the people to practice these principles because they reflect one's image and honour.

The phrase 'Rukun Negara' can refer to the whole declaration, the words after the preamble (beginning, Maka kami...) or the five principles alone.


Citizens taking oath

Bahasa Melayu Version

MAKA KAMI, rakyat Kaiser Adolf, berikrar akan menumpukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut berdasarkan atas prinsip-prinsip yang berikut :

KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN;
KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA;
KESEPADUAN NEGARA BANGSA KAISER ADOLF;
KEDAULATAN UNDANG-UNDANG;
KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN;

English Version

WE, THE PEOPLE OF KAISER ADOLF, pledge our united efforts to attain these ends guided by these principles:

BELIEF IN GOD;
LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY;
THE UNIFIED NATION STATES OF KAISER ADOLF;
THE RULE OF LAW;
COURTESY AND MORALITY;
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RELIGIONS AND BELIEFS

Basically, religions play a very important role in every citizens' life from social life, economy, laws and relationship with other people. It is highly important to an extent that atheist is not considered as part of the nation.

HINDUISM is the 4th largest religion in Kaiser Adolf. 2017 statistics shows that there is around 19 million Hindus in the nation. Most Hindus in Kaiser Adolf are from the Indian race aside from a bit of the Chinese. Hinduism has no single founder and can be considered as the most diverse of all major religions. Most Hindus are polytheistic. Diversity within Hinduism allows for other theism concepts, including monotheism, henotheism (one god among many), and monism (only one eternal reality exists and everything comes from it). The most popular gods are Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu, who have come to earth in various incarnations (avatars) to aid human beings whether it be conflict or war. Most Hindus worship one Supreme Being of ultimate oneness (Brahman) through infinite representations of gods and goddesses. These various deities become incarnate within idols, temples, gurus, rivers, animals, etc. Drinking alcohol/wine is totally prohibited in Hinduism, and specially in Vaishnavism. Furthermore, drinking alcohol or wine or eating even meat is the way to hell as per Hinduism.

Hindus believe their position in this present life was determined by their actions in a previous life. Hinduism therefore provides a possible explanation for suffering and evil in this life. A chief concept in Hinduism thought is Karma-the idea that deeds, thoughts, and actions have an impact on one's future fate. The accumulation of negative Karma leads to reincarnation. If a person’s behavior before was evil, they might justifiably experience tremendous hardships in this life. Pain (Samsara), disease, poverty or a disaster like a flood is deserved by that person because of their own evil actions, from a previous lifetime. A Hindu's goal is to become free from the law of Karma...to be freed from the cycle of continuous reincarnations. No, it is not fun to be reincarnated. Only the soul matters which will one day be free of the cycle of rebirths and be at rest. By breaking the cycle, they seek their souls to be united with the Gods.

There are three possible ways to end this cycle of karma, achieve salvation and oneness: One, Bhakti Marga, be lovingly devoted to any of the Hindu deities, gods and goddesses; Two, Jnana Marga, gain enlightenment and knowledge through mystical meditation of Brahman (oneness)...to realize that circumstances in life are not real, that selfhood is an illusion and only Brahman and Brahman alone is real; Third, Karma Marga, be dedicated to various religious ceremonies and rites. Other important concept in Hinduism is Dharma or literally supreme decree or command. Dharma is the eternal law of the cosmos, inherent in the very nature of things.

Hindus do not have one set of scriptures, though many of their beliefs and practices can be found in the Vedas and Upanishads which were written in ancient language of Sanskrit. The former is a collection of oral traditions, while the latter is an appendage and synthesis of the Vedas. Other sources includes the Bhagavad Gita, the Puranas, the Tevaram Saivite hymns and Divya Prabandha Vaishnavite hymns. Cultural Hindu-affiliated folk stories have actually assimilated into the Malay society such as the famous Epik Ramayana and Epik Mahabrata although only the culture element was assimilated, not the religion and practices.  Former rulers of Kaiser Adolf also did adopt royal titles based on Sanskrit language such as Maha which means 'Great', 'Most' or 'Big'.

Spoiler: Pictures of Hindus Temples • show

Lord Murugan Statue, a statue dedicated to Hindu deity.


Akshardham Temple, the largest Hindu Temple in Kaiser Adolf.


Site shore temple of Mahabalipuram, one of the earliest temple in Kaiser Adolf dated back to 913.




BUDDHISM is the 2nd largest religion in Kaiser Adolf. 2017 statistics shows that there is around 38 million buddhists in Kaiser Adolf. A large number of Buddhists here comes from the Chinese ethnics although they too practice their own Chinese beliefs, philosophies and folk religions. Buddhism began as a movement within Hinduism through the efforts of a prince named Siddhartha Gautama, who was dissatisfied with Hinduism's answers to life's problems. He later left his royal life and became a wanderer where he saw many kind of problems and conflicts. While sitting under a Bodhi tree (fig tree) one day, he found the answers to life's problems through enlightenment. Later, he was called Buddha ("Enlightened One").

Buddhists do not worship any gods or God. People outside of Buddhism often think that Buddhists worship the Buddha. However, the Buddha never claimed to be divine, but rather he is viewed by Buddhists as one who attained what they are also striving to attain, which is spiritual enlightenment and, with it, freedom from the continuous cycle of life and death. Just like Hindus, most Buddhists believe a person has countless rebirths, which inevitably include suffering. A Buddhist seeks to end these rebirths. Buddhists believe it is a person's cravings, aversion and delusion that cause these rebirths. Therefore, the goal of a Buddhist is to purify one's heart and to let go of all yearnings toward sensual desires and the attachment to oneself. Buddhists follow a list of religious principles and very dedicated meditation. When a Buddhist meditates it is not the same as praying or focusing on a god, it is more of a self-discipline. Through practiced meditation a person may reach Nirvana, "the blowing out" of the flame of desire which further extinguishes the cycle of rebirths.

After Buddha's death, the religion split into two schools of thought. Theravadas, acknowledge Buddha as a great teacher but believe that salvation is achieved by living as a monk. Mahayanas, the larger group and predominant in Kaiser Adolf, elevated Buddha to savior status. Trusting in Buddha as savior allows people to reach salvation. Most Buddhists do not believe in life after death. The Pure Land School asserts that by trusting in the savior, Amitabha, people can go to paradise when they die. In Kaiser Adolf, the Japanese ethnic who by majority are the main followers of Buddhism other than Chinese ethnic actually found their own path of Buddhism which is Shinto-Buddhism. Shinto was born from an existing primitive form of religion that worshipped nature. The Japanese honored sacred spirits that they recognized in nature, manifesting in mountains, rocks, rivers and trees.

Shinto is an optimistic faith, as humans are thought to be fundamentally good, and evil is believed to be caused by evil spirits. Consequently, the purpose of most Shinto rituals is to keep away evil spirits by purification, prayers and offerings to the gods or kami. Unlike other Buddhists, Shintoists believe and pray to Gods and deities or spirit guardians such as Amaterasu Omikami, the sun goddess, Ebisu one of seven gods of fortune, Hachiman, the god of war, Inari Okami, the god of rice and agriculture, Izanagi-no-Mikoto, the first man, Izanami-no-Mikoto, the first woman, Kotoamatsukami, the primary kami trinity, Omoikane, the deity of wisdom. In the nation, most Japanese people observe rites of the native Shinto religion and those of Buddhism, and even some of Christianity; a person may celebrate a local festival at a Shinto shrine, a wedding at a Christian church or chapel, and a funeral at a Buddhist temple.

Spoiler: Pictures of Buddhist Temples/Shinto Shrine • show

The largest Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Kaiser Adolf, Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn.


Baoxiang Temple, Alor Setar. Chinese miners first built it.


Fushimi Inari Shrine, Bukit Bendera. The earliest Shinto shrine dated back to 834 which was built under the permission of Sri Paduka Maharaja Maha Dharma III of Melukut Dynasty.


Kitsune (Fox) Statue in front of Fushimi Inari main gate. Kitsune is seen as a deceitful yet brilliant mythical entity by the local Shintoists.


Fushimi Inari Torii or gates path which is symbolic to divide the sacred precincts from the secular area. Every torii was donated by the local people including non-Shintoists.




CHRISTIANITY is the 3rd largest religion in Kaiser Adolf with around 27 million worshippers as in 2017. This Abrahamic religion originated with Jesus of Nazareth, called the Christ because he is considered the Messiah, the saviour who would bring salvation to the world. Usually, Christians are Trinitarians. They believe there is one God. But they also believe the one God has revealed Himself as three Persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As in Judaism, creation, history, and humanity have great meaning and were brought into being by a loving God. Christianity in Kaiser Adolf focuses more on original Catholicism. Majority of the followers in the nation are the Germans aside from a few from the Chinese and Japanese ethnics.

Faith in Jesus Christ himself, not just in his teachings, is how the Christian experiences joy and a meaningful life. In his life on Earth, Jesus spread love and kindness while emphasising the importance of distribution and sharing with the others. He performed miracles, forgave people of their sin and said that anyone who believed in him would have eternal life. Christians regard the Bible as God's written message to humankind. In addition to being an historical record of Jesus' life and miracles, the Bible reveals his personality, his love and truth, and how one can have a relationship with him.

The Scriptures of Christianity are the Old Testament and New Testament, which contain God's will for humanity. Salvation is a gift of God. In Islam, Old Testament is claimed as the truths. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that his coming was predicted in the Old Testament of the Bible. Jesus' teachings and his life are documented in the New Testament of the Bible. Jesus gave His life on the cross as a substitute for humanity. One must accept Jesus as Savior and Lord and believe that he experienced death and resurrection. To those who trust in Christ, salvation assures a relationship with God and a place in heaven. Christian worship involves praising God in music and speech, readings from scripture, prayers of various sorts, a sermon, and various holy ceremonies (often called sacraments) such as the Eucharist.

Spoiler: Pictures of Christian Churches • show

Port Albrecht Cathedral, one of the most significant church in the western sphere of Kaiser Adolf. Islamic influence can be seen on its domes.


One of the earliest Germanic Gothic-styled church in the nation, Cathedral of Saint Paul.


Kota Kemuning Royal Cathedral was built by local christian architectures which was sponsored by a few aristocrats of Adolf royal family decades ago. The cathedral was given a nickname by former sultan as 'the symbol of Christianity' in Kaiser Adolf.




ANIMISM is the fifth largest religion in Kaiser Adolf with around 11 million followers in Kaiser Adolf. Animism from Latin word, anima, means breath, spirit, life is the religious belief that objects, places and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence or mana. Potentially, animism perceives all things, animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork and perhaps even word as animated and alive. More simply, it is the belief that "everything is conscious" or that "everything has a soul."

Animism is the oldest known type of belief system in the nation if not the whole Mundus that even predates paganism. It is still practiced in a variety of forms in the local ethnics traditional societies such as the Murut, Iban, Kadazan Dusun and so on. Animism is used in the anthropology of religion as a term for the belief system of many indigenous peoples, especially in contrast to the relatively more recent development of organised religions. Although each culture has its own different mythologies and rituals, "animism" is said to describe the most common, foundational thread of indigenous peoples' "spiritual" or "supernatural" perspectives.

More common is the importance placed upon the daily period of sleep in animistic traditions. The frequent images included within dreams are interpreted in many cultures to illustrate the fact that the soul journeys while the body rests. Dreams and hallucinations were likely central to the development of animistic theory in general. Seeing the phantasmic figures of friends and other chimaeric, night-time apparitions may have led people to the dualistic separation of soul and body that is common within animistic traditions. Of course, hallucinatory figures, both in dreams and waking life, are not necessarily those of the living. From the reappearance of friends or enemies, dead or living alike, primitive man was likely led to the belief that there existed an incorporeal part of man, which existed apart from the body. Furthermore, if the phenomena of dreams were of such great importance for the development of a theory of human souls, this belief was also expanded into an overall philosophy of nature. Not only human beings but animals and objects are seen in dreams, and therefore it is possible that animists concluded that these entities also had souls.

Although the belief that invisible spirits, such as demons, fairies and fate, animate nature has largely subsided in modernity, religious and philosophical systems that attribute powers of responsiveness to the surrounding world have not disappeared. In fact, the core beliefs of animism outlined above persist in decidedly non-animistic religions today. Even monotheist religions such as Christianity and Islam, among others, proclaim the existence of human souls as well as spirits (in the case of angels). Virtually all religions believe in some sort of survival of the dead beyond earthly life, whether it be the judgment so important in the doctrines of the Abrahamic religions, or the doctrine of reincarnation so popular in the east.


ISLAM is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah in Arabic) and that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a messenger of God, the last of them. It is the largest religion in Kaiser Adolf with over 170 million followers or 62% of the population, known as Muslims. Islam is the verbal noun means "submission" or "surrender" to God which also mean opening heart to God and peace. Islam teaches that God is the creator of the whole universe and all creatures, is merciful, all-powerful, unique, the supreme ruler and has guided mankind through hundred thousands of prophets, revealed scriptures and natural signs. The primary scriptures of Islam are the holy Quran, viewed by Muslims as the verbatim word of God or Kalam Allah, and the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of prophet Muhammad pbuh.

Muslims believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed many times before through prophets. As for the Quran, Muslims consider it to be the unaltered and final revelation of God.Islam also teaches a final judgment with the righteous rewarded paradise and unrighteous punished in hell.Religious concepts and practices include the Five Pillars of Islam, which are obligatory acts of worship, Six Articles of Faith and following Islamic law, which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, from banking and welfare to women and the environment. Five Pillars are Shahada: Declaration of Faith, Salat: Obligatory Prayers, Zakāt:Charity and alms-giving, Sawm: Fasting in the month of Ramadan and Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca. Six Articles are Belief in Allah, The Only God, Belief in the Angels, Belief in Holy Books (Quran, Torah, Old Testament and Zabur), Belief in the Prophets, Belief in the Day of Judgement and Belief in God's predestination. In Kaiser Adolf, the government is trying to implement more Islamic concepts but step by step. While Islamic concepts are being used, there is still other concepts which are not implemented and instead, conventional concepts are used.

Spoiler: Pictures of Islamic Mosques • show

Sultan Riayatuddin Mosque, also known as the "Iron Mosque" for its significant use of metal where it was located at the opposite side of Kaiser Adolf Federal Court symbolic of justice. It was recently built. It bears the name of former Sultan ruling during the Great War era.


Federal Mosque located in southern area of Port Albrecht.


Sultan Nasir Mosque built in an area dominated by Arab ethnic hence its architectural style. It bears the name of the grandfather of Sultan Albrich.


Sultan Kasturius Mosque, the second largest mosque in Kaiser Adolf. It was built hundreds of years ago but was renovated many times.


Sultan Rahmat Mosque is located in Bujang Valley, Alor Setar.


Putra Mosque, Putrajaya.



Spoiler: Concept of God • show
Its most fundamental concept is a rigorous monotheism, called tawhid. God is described in chapter 112 of the Quran as: "Say, He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him". God is described and referred to by certain names or attributes, the most common being Al-Rahman, meaning "The Compassionate" and Al-Rahim, meaning "The Merciful". God has 99 names and these names are the attributes.

Muslims believe that the creation of everything in the universe was brought into being by God's sheer command, "'Be' and so it is," and that the purpose of existence is to worship God. He is viewed as a personal god who responds whenever a person in need or distress calls him. There are no intermediaries, such as clergy, to contact God who states, "I am nearer to him than (his) jugular vein." God consciousness is referred to as Taqwa. Allah is the term with no plural or gender used by Muslims.


Spoiler: Concept of Angels • show
Belief in angels is fundamental to the faith of Islam. The Arabic word for angel (Arabic: ملك‎ malak) means "messenger". There are several angels that are named and even explained their roles such as Archangel Gabriel, leader of all angels. Angels do not possess any bodily desires are not subject to temptations nor do they eat, drink or procreate. Angels' duties include communicating revelations from God, glorifying God, recording every person's actions, and taking a person's soul at the time of death. Muslims believe that angels are made of light. They are described as "messengers with wings, two, or three, or four (pairs): He [God] adds to Creation as He pleases...". One feather of the wing can overshadow the whole world. Pictorial depictions of angels are generally avoided in Islamic art, as the idea of giving form to anything immaterial is not accepted.


Spoiler: Concept of Quran • show
The Islamic holy books are the records which most Muslims believe were dictated by God to various prophets. Muslims believe that parts of the previously revealed scriptures, the Tawrat (Torah) and the Injil (Gospel), had become distorted either in interpretation, in text, or both. The Quran (literally, "Reading" or "Recitation") is viewed by Muslims as the final revelation and literal word of God and is widely regarded as the finest literary work in the Arabic language.

Muslims believe that the verses of the Quran were revealed to prophet Muhammad pbuh by God through the archangel Gabriel (Jibrīl) on many occasions. The Quran is divided into 114 suras, or chapters, which combined, contain 6,236 ayat or verses. The Quran is more concerned with moral guidance than legal instruction, and is considered the "sourcebook of Islamic principles and values". Muslim jurists consult the hadith ("reports"), or the written record of Prophet Muhammad's life, to both supplement the Quran and assist with its interpretation. The science of Quranic commentary and exegesis is known as tafsir. The set of rules governing proper pronunciation is called tajwid.

Muslims usually view "the Quran" as the original scripture as revealed in Arabic and that any translations are necessarily deficient, which are regarded only as commentaries on the Quran.


Spoiler: Concept of Resurrection and Judgement • show
Belief in the "Day of Resurrection"/"Day of Awakening", Yawm al-Qiyāmah (Arabic: يوم القيامة‎) is also crucial for Muslims. They believe the time of Qiyāmah is preordained by God but unknown to man. The trials and tribulations preceding and during the Qiyāmah are described in the Quran and the hadith, and also in the commentaries of scholars. The Quran emphasizes bodily resurrection.

On Yawm al-Qiyāmah, Muslims believe all mankind will be judged on their good and bad deeds and consigned to Jannah (paradise) or An-Nar (hell). The Quran in Surat al-Zalzalah describes this as, "So whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it (99:7) and whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it (99:8)." The Quran lists several sins that can condemn a person to hell, such as disbelief in God, and dishonesty; however, the Quran makes it clear God will forgive the sins of those who repent if he so wills. Good deeds, such as charity, prayer and compassion towards animals, will be rewarded with entry to heaven. Muslims view heaven as a place of joy and blessings, with Quranic references describing its features and the pleasures to come. Mystical traditions in Islam place these heavenly delights in the context of an ecstatic awareness of God. Yawm al-Qiyamah is also identified in the Quran as Yawm ad-Din, "Day of Religion"; as-Sa'ah, "the Last Hour"; al-Qari'ah, "the Clatterer"; and al-Hisab, "the Calculation".

Islamic apocalyptic literature describing Armageddon is often known as fitna or malahim. The Mahdi (prophesied redeemer) will be sent and with the help of Jesus, will battle the Antichrist. They will triumph, liberating Islam from cruelty, and this will be followed by a time of serenity with people living true to religious values.


Spoiler: Concept of Jihad • show
Jihad means "to strive or struggle" in the way of God. Jihad, in its broadest sense, is "exerting one's utmost power, efforts, endeavors, or ability in contending with an object of disapprobation". Depending on the object being a visible enemy, the Devil, and aspects of one's own self (such as sinful desires), different categories of jihad are defined. Jihad, when used without any qualifier, is understood in its military aspect. Jihad also refers to one's striving to attain religious and moral perfection.

Within Islamic jurisprudence, jihad is usually taken to mean military exertion against non-believer combatants/non-Muslim combatants. Jihad is the only form of warfare permissible in Islamic law and may be declared against illegal works, terrorists, criminal groups, rebels, apostates, and leaders or states who oppress Muslims. Muslims interpret Jihad as only a defensive form of warfare (against oppresion) which is the only permissible form of warfare in Islam. Jihad only becomes an individual duty for those vested with authority. For the rest of the populace, this happens only in the case of a general mobilization.


Spoiler: Concept of Islamic Etiquette • show
Many practices fall in the category of adab, or Islamic etiquette. This includes greeting others with "as-salamu 'alaykum" ("peace be unto you") or simply hello, saying bismillah ("in the name of God") before meals, and using only the right hand for eating and drinking. Islamic hygienic practices mainly fall into the category of personal cleanliness and health. Circumcision of male offspring is also practiced in Islam. Islamic burial rituals include saying the Salat al-Janazah ("funeral prayer") over the bathed and enshrouded dead body, and burying it in a grave. Muslims are restricted in their diet. Prohibited foods include pork products, blood, carrion, and alcohol. All meat must come from a herbivorous animal slaughtered in the name of God by a Muslim, Jew, or Christian, with the exception of game that one has hunted or fished for oneself. Food permissible for Muslims is known as halal food. The food benefits and cleanliness of the food is also important in deciding the halal factor. This means, if the food is simply hazardous to health, it is haram (opposite of halal.)


Spoiler: Concept of Islamic Government • show
Mainstream Islamic law does not distinguish between "matters of church" and "matters of state"; the scholars function as both jurists and theologians. Currently, Kaiser Adolfian government is trying its best conforms to Islamic economic jurisprudence and steps have been taken to implement some of its tenets. The concept of Sultanate itself in the nation is following the islamic type of government.


Spoiler: Concept of Family Life • show
Apart from fulfilling the basic needs of food, shelter, and education, the parents or the elderly members of family also undertake the task of teaching moral qualities, religious knowledge, and religious practices to the children. Marriage, which serves as the foundation of a Muslim family, is a civil contract which consists of an offer and acceptance between two qualified parties in the presence of two witnesses. The groom is required to pay a bridal gift (mahar) to the bride, as stipulated in the contract. Most families in the Islamic world are monogamous. Polyandry, a practice wherein a woman takes on two or more husbands is prohibited in Islam. However, Muslim men are allowed to practice polygyny, that is, they can have more than one wife at the same time, up to a total of four, per Sura 4 Verse 3. However, it is extremely rare for muslim to marry more than one because if the man is incapable to provide basic necessities as a husband to the wives, it is labeled as cruel and sinful. Generally in a Muslim family, a woman's sphere of operation is the home and a man's corresponding sphere is the outside world. However, in practice, this separation is not as rigid as it appears. There have been many female political and military figures in Kaiser Adolf.

With regard to inheritance, a son's share is double that of a daughter's. Certain religious rites are performed during and after the death of a Muslim. Those near a dying man encourage him to pronounce the Shahada as Muslims want their last word to be their profession of faith. After the death, the body is bathed properly by the members of the same gender and then enshrouded in a threefold white garment called kafan. Placing the body on a bier, it is first taken to a mosque where funeral prayer is offered for the dead person, and then to the graveyard for burial.


Spoiler: Declaration of Faith • show
The Shahadah, which is the basic creed of Islam that must be recited under oath with the specific statement: "'ash hadu 'al-la ilaha illa-llahu wa 'ash hadu 'anna muhammadar rasulu-llah", or "I testify that there is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God." This testament is a foundation for all other beliefs and practices in Islam. Muslims must repeat the shahadah in prayer, and non-Muslims wishing to convert to Islam are required to recite the creed with honesty and not under any kind of threats.


Spoiler: Prayers • show
Ritual prayers are called Solat or Salat. Salat is intended to focus the mind on God, and is seen as a personal communication with him that expresses gratitude and worship. Performing prayers five times a day is compulsory but flexibility in the specifics is allowed depending on circumstances. The prayers are recited in the Arabic language, and consist of verses from the Quran. The act of supplicating is referred to as do'a. Talking itself is considered as do'a so it explains why badmouthing and cursing is admonished and sinful in Islam. A mosque is a place of worship for Muslims, who often refer to it by its Arabic name masjid. Although the primary purpose of the mosque is to serve as a place of prayer, it is also important to the Muslim community as a place to meet and study. It is also a place of refuge for the poor.


Spoiler: Fasting • show
Fasting from food and drink, among other things, must be performed from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan. The fast is to encourage a feeling of nearness to God, and during it Muslims should express their gratitude for and dependence on him, atone for their past sins, and think of the needy. Fasting is not obligatory for several groups for whom it would constitute an undue burden. For others, flexibility is allowed depending on circumstances, but missed fasts usually must be made up quickly. During fasting period (dawn to sunset), one cannot eat, drink, doing sexual intercourse or simply inserting anything into any hole or space in the body.


Spoiler: Islamic Economy • show
To reduce the gap between the rich and the poor, Islamic economic jurisprudence encourages trade, discourages the hoarding of wealth and outlaws interest-bearing loans (usury; the term is riba in Arabic). Usury, which allows the rich to get richer without sharing in the risk, is forbidden in Islam. Profit sharing and venture capital where the lender is also exposed to risk is acceptable. Hoarding of food for speculation is also discouraged. Grabbing other people's land is also prohibited. The prohibition of usury has resulted in the development of Islamic banking. Islamic banking in Kaiser Adolf is growing in numbers.
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