On the reign of ʿAbd al-Karim Khan and his noble life
ʿAbd al-Karim Khan ascended to the throne when he was thirty years old. During his reign the kingdom became the envy of heaven. He reigned for thirty three years. He often used to say that ‘the age of the Prophet had reached sixty three when he passed from this mortal realm to the eternal world, and by the grace of God I hope that I do not transgress this noble tradition.’ His prayer was granted, and when he reached sixty three years of age he went to the embrace of the Lord’s mercy.