Mughal and Ottoman empire
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Mughal Empire (St. Francis Xavier: Letter from India, to the Society of Jesus at Rome, 1543)
---Sultan Mohammed II Poem (r. 1451-1481)
Gazel To obey, Fight hard for Allah, is my aim and my desire; 'Tis but zeal for Faith, for Islam, that my ardor doth inspire. Through the grace of Allah, and th' assistance of the Band Unseen, Is my earnest hope the Infidels to crush with ruin dire. On the Saints and on the Prophets surely doth my trust repose; Through the love of God, to triumph and to conquest I aspire. What if I with soul and gold strive here to wage the Holy War? Praise is God's! ten thousand sighs for battle in my breast suspire. O Mohammed! through the chosen Ahmed Mukhtar's glorious aid, Hope I that my might may triumph over Islam's foes acquire!
"May the grace and charity of Christ our Lord always help and favor us! Amen. It is now the third year since I left Portugal. I am writing to you for the third time, having as yet received only one letter from you, dated February 1542. God is my witness what joy it caused me. I only received it two months ago, later than is usual for letters to reach India, because the vessel which brought it had passed the winter at Mozambique. I and Francis Mancias are now living amongst the Christians of Comorin..."
The Legends & Poetry of The Turks, selections from Ahmedi to Baqi. Source: https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/source/turkishpoetry1.asp
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