Slogans of the Sage
Sayyid Shihab’s Sagacious Quotations. First ever. Forever.
World’s first ever collection and illustration of quotations by Panakkad Sayyid Muhammad Ali Shihab Thangal
While most leaders are remembered for their eloquent and fiery speeches, Sayyid Shihab will be remembered for his brevity and meek smile. This “great son of Kerala” remained unapologetically committed to India’s pluralism and democratic values. With his vast knowledge and commitment to Sufi traditions, he furthered the call of communal amity through his speeches and writings. While Sayyid is no longer with us physically, his powerful messages live on in the hearts of millions of Indians.
As an unconventional politician, Sayyid was mildly and miserly-spoken. Hence, Slogans of the Sage.
Mujeeb Jaihoon is one of Sayyid Shihab’s most devoted followers, who always held a deep-seated respect for the politician and tireless humanitarian. This book is his riveting tribute to one of the saintly sages of this age.
Sayyid Shihab’s passing has been a bitter sweet reality for those who knew and respected him. This noble, widely-respected statesman and leader of millions appealed to more hearts in his life than most humanists combined. Such was his love for humanity and his concern for everyone whose path ever crossed his. He fought for the rights of the oppressed, standing firmly for female empowerment. He will forever be remembered as “the voice of democratic secular principles”, as well as a practitioner of secular solidarity. He spent his life furthering his studies and proving that there is never enough knowledge to be absorbed. A noble and humble politician and leader of masses, he had a following of millions in India and worldwide. Apart from living his life as an inspiring soul who played a massive role in millions of lives, Sayyid Shihab was incredibly fond of reading.
It is with this in mind that Slogans of the Sage was conceived – offering insightful wisdom stemming from the life of Sayyid Muhammad Ali Shihab, celebrating his memories and empowering lifestyle; something vitally important in today’s self-destructive society. We live in a challenging era, with intolerant humans, war, and selfishness. By taking a step back and examining Sayyid’s selfless, giving ways, we can promote more peace and tolerance worldwide – turning lessons from the past into an abundant future – just the way Sayyid would have wanted.
Sayyid Shihab was mildly and miserly-spoken. Hence, Slogans of the Sage.
Mujeeb Jaihoon is a UAE-based Indian author and speaker. Timeless wisdom from the past is the root of Jaihoon’s passion. He is also a regular speaker, covering various pressing societal issues involving education, self-actualization and women empowerment.
Illustration: Shiyas Ahmad Hudawi