Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
World Bulletin / News Desk
It has been claimed that the hier to the United Kingdom throne Prince Charles will be visiting the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) this weekend to offer his condolences to the family of the late Muslim spiritual leader Shaykh Nazim.
Reports on Turkish Cypriot news websites quoting Sabah newspaper’s Emre Diner have said that the prince will arrive in Cyprus either via the Larnaca International Airport in the Greek Cypriot-controlled south or the British airbase on the island.
It has been said that he will then make his way to the TRNC to visit Shaykh Nazim’s family to offer his condolences.
Turkish Cypriot spiritual leader Shaykh Nazim, who with followers all over the world was one of the most influential Muslim figures of this era, passed away at the age of 92 on Wednesday midday and buried in his hometown Lefke the same afternoon.
Shaykh Nazim often insisted that Prince Charles had accepted Islam in secret and had taken the name Prince Hussain, but Prince Charles has never confirmed this.
The visit will also be important for the TRNC, which is only recognized by Turkey and is therefore not used to receiving such esteemed guests.
In 2012, former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf made headlines when he came to visit Shaykh Nazim at the Naqshibandi Order lodge in Lefke.