Stunning diamonte black gun metal allahpoppy muslim islam allah india brooch pin

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Stunning Diamonte Black Gun Metal Islamic Muslim Allah Poppy Brooch Cake Pin

The Forgotten Heroes

Allah Poppy Brooch to commemorate the sacrifices of all Muslim soldiers who participated, got injured and sacrificed their lives in both World War I and II.

More than 400,000 Muslims fought in the trenches of WWI and still, their sacrifices and deaths are hardly recognised across the globe. With other comrades from the Middle East and India, this part of the world provided more soldiers for the war than most of the other regions who fought against German forces combined. Many of the Muslim soldiers were on the frontline fighting directly against Germans on the Western Front playing a critical role in strengthening the British in the war.

The name that stands out from all the other Muslim soldiers is of Khudadad Khan. He was part of the 129th Duke of Connaught’s Own Baluchi’s regiment and this heroic figure was born in the Jhelum District which is now in the Potohar area of Pakistan. Khudadad was one of the first Muslims to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest rank and status a soldier could earn. Khan’s regiment came directly into action in 1914 at the very beginning of the war in Belgium. The Baluchi regiment - which Khudadad Khan was in - supported the struggling British forces. The German’s heavily outnumbered the two Balochi squads and they invaded them although they fought bravely. Khan ran a machine gun unit whilst the other was destroyed by a bomb attack from the Germans. Khan’s bravery and determination delayed the German breakthrough. Outnumbered, Khan’s machine gunners were all overrun and all killed. Khan suffered several injuries and he was left for dead. Badly injured Khan was able to crawl back to his fellow soldiers under the shade of the dark night. Unfortunately, he died that very night.

We made this Poppy Allah Brooch to commemorate the sacrifice of all Muslim soldiers who Participated, injured and sacrificed their lives in both World Wars.

The idea of making this brooch came from the fact that I asked out of curiosity to my muslim friend (Pakistan origin) that if he knows how many muslim people participated and sacrificed their lives in world wars. He’s very devoted muslim and his answer surprised me when he said may be 1000 or 4000. Then, we did research and was even shocked more to find that figures were far more than our estimation. Then, we thought there should be something that every muslim should wear to pay their tributes to these unknown heroes of the World Wars. This is our small effort to remember all these brave soldiers.

We look forward for your suggestions and advice.

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Diamonte and Crystals Silver Plated Khanda Brooch Cake Pin for Jackets Shawls, Dupattas, Coats, Suits, Decorations, Wrappings, Sarees, Dcecoration of Wedding/Birthday/Anniversary Cakes and many other uses as described in the listing below. 

Brand new and in sealed Packs  Properties: Diamonte Crystals, 3 dimension  Color: Antique Silver Plated Description: Stunning, glitter, elegant, beautiful. It is the perfect accessory for party, gift, weddings, proms, pageants, causal wear or other special occasions.  Dimension: Approx. 3.5 cm x 2.7 cm x 1 cm 

*****RRP of these brooches is £31.99 each. 

Please note light sky blue shade in most of the brooches is due to a camera flash effect/light conditions. Please do let us know about any special requests about wrapping these brooches while ordering.