The Conquest of Constantinople

Published on September 1, 2020
By The Islam Shop
Ottoman Turkey Sultan Fatih Caliphate Empire Uthamni Istanbul

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Constantinople, or Istanbul as it is known today, is a unique city as far as history and location is concerned. Historically, it was the capital of the Roman Empire for eleven centuries and its culture dominated the whole world. The principle church of Eastern Christianity was situated here. Its pivotal political and religious position caused the entire Christian World to rally to its defense at times of conflict. Geographically, it has a natural harbour bordered by the ocean on three sides and it is the only city in the world which is considered to be both in Europe and Asia. The straits of Bosphorus divide the city into two, with one end merging into the black sea, and the other into the Sea of Marmara. A tiny branch of the Bosphorus to the west forms the ‘Golden Horn’, which is the only entry into the city.

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The Hejaz Railway and Sultan AbdulHamid II

Published on April 16, 2020
By The Islam Shop
Medinah Islamic World Mecca Umrah Hijaz Ottoman Train Hejaz Hajj Abdul Hamid

Built upon the order of Ottoman ruler Sultan Abdulhamid II, the Hejaz Railway provided a modern means to transport pilgrims to Mecca and Medina by replacing old camel caravans as well as served to strengthen relations in the Islamic world.”

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Khairuddin Barbarossa

Published on June 30, 2019
By The Islam Shop
Ottoman

Picture taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Preveza_(1538).jpg

Picture taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Preveza_(1538).jpg

The great Ottoman Empire which wielded considerable military and political power during the 14-17 centuries A.C., was supreme in the three known continents-Europe, Asia and Africa. Its vast dominions which included the major parts of South-Eastern Europe, West Asia and North Africa, stretched from the gates of Vienna in the West to the wall of China in the East and from Ukraine (USSR) in the North to the source of the Nile in the South. The Turks were the masters of both land and sea. Their invincible armies stormed the capitals of Hungary and Austria, while their navy commanded by Barbarossa,chased the Genoese and Spanish fleets in the Mediterranean. The Muslims had mainly been a land power.

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