A Source of Interest-free Loans in the Ottomans: CASH WAQFS

In Ottoman society, a solution was sought and found for the credit needs of the people: Cash waqfs.
3 Ağustos 2022 Çarşamba

THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE HAD ALWAYS BEEN AHLU SUNNAH

Lately, there have been some outrageous claims that the Ottoman Empire was originally Shia; however after Selim I (Yavuz Sultan Selim) took the caliphate, the empire embraced Sunnism zealously for political reasons.
27 Temmuz 2022 Çarşamba

A PORTRAIT OF A DISSIDENT: THE LAST OTTOMAN SHEIKH AL-ISLAM MUSTAFA SABRI EFENDI

Mustafa Sabri Efendi left the scholars of his time astonished with the Arabic works he wrote in Egypt. He was recognized for his superior knowledge and the might of his pen. He dedicated his life to the struggle for the values ​​he believed in.
20 Temmuz 2022 Çarşamba

THE SHARIA OF PROPHET JESUS

Due to the fact that there are only a few commandments and prohibitions in the Bible, some have argued that the Prophet Jesus (Peace be upon him) does not have a separate sharia (a body of fundamental religious law).
13 Temmuz 2022 Çarşamba

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED VI VAHIDEDDIN

The unfortunate Sultan Vahideddin became the ruler who lost the most in the First World War, and 1000 years of tradition was buried with him
27 Mayıs 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED V

Sultan Mehmed V was a disaster era sultan and although he was not primarily responsible for the disintegration of the country, he was also never able to fulfill the duties of his office properly
20 Mayıs 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN ABDÜLHAMID II

Sultan Abdülhamid tread a fine line in politics, knowing what he could do and what he could not do. In this way, many political dangers were eliminated with small concessions
13 Mayıs 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MURAD V

Sultan Murad V, who was enthroned as a result of a civil and military coup, was the shortest reigning Ottoman sultan
6 Mayıs 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN ABDÜLAZIZ

Those who deposed Sultan Abdülaziz in 1876 tried to persuade the public with propaganda, but the people always expressed their love for the oppressed sultan with their laments
29 Nisan 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN ABDÜLMECID I

There were very important innovations during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid. He ruled in a democratic manner, without interfering with the government, like the European monarchs of today
22 Nisan 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MAHMUD II

Sultan Mahmud II, who ascended the throne in the most depressing time of the Ottoman Empire, dealt with both wars and rebellions and worked diligently on reforms to delay the dissolution of the state
15 Nisan 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MUSTAFA IV

One of the most unfortunate rulers in Ottoman history, Sultan Mustafa IV could never fully establish his authority due to endless political turmoil
8 Nisan 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN SELIM III

Influenced by his father, Sultan Selim III acquired a zeal for reform and undertook a program of transformation to eliminate the reasons for defeat to prevent the dissolution of the country but he lost his throne before he could reap the fruits of his efforts
1 Nisan 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN ABDÜLHAMID I

His death from sorrow and grief following the fall of a castle in Ukraine and the persecution of his people shows the character of Sultan Abdülhamid I amid a long history filled with statespeople who would not lift a finger in the face of the loss of whole countries and disasters plaguing millions
25 Mart 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MUSTAFA III

Upon the bad news from the Russian front, Sultan Mustafa III died of a stroke due to sadness. After this war in which Crimea was lost, the Ottoman Empire was no longer the most powerful state in the world
18 Mart 2022 Cuma

MİGHTY SOVEREİGNS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN OSMAN III

Sultan Osman III would often dress as a commoner and wander among the public since the time of his princedom to talk to the people, check in on them and gather their ideas
11 Mart 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MAHMUD I

The 35-year reign of Sultan Mahmud I is regarded as being among the brightest days of the Ottoman Empire, similar to a sunny summer day during autumn
4 Mart 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN AHMED III

Sultan Ahmed III is known as the ruler of the Tulip Era. There was great interest in tulips during this period of wealth and peace
25 Şubat 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MUSTAFA II

Witnessing wars and going on expeditions during his childhood and youth, Sultan Mustafa II was the last sultan to go on a campaign with his army
18 Şubat 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN AHMED II

After he ascended the throne with prayers, Sultan Ahmed II devoted most of his attention to wars as well as issues related to foreign policy, government and the economy
11 Şubat 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN SULEIMAN II

Sultan Suleiman II was able to strengthen the Ottoman Empire through internal reforms and reconquests of territory despite his short reign
4 Şubat 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED IV the HUNTER

Famous for his courage, Sultan Mehmed IV astonished his entourage as he jumped with his horse between two rocks that overlooked a chasm of 2,918 meters at the top of Mount Olympus in Greece
28 Ocak 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of the OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN IBRAHIM

Sultan Ibrahim's reign saw very cold periods, with the Golden Horn and even the Bosporus freezing at times. The sultan was held responsible for famines in Istanbul, which ultimately brought about his end
21 Ocak 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MURAD IV

The reign of Sultan Murad IV, known as the conqueror of Baghdad, is notable for halting the prevailing lawlessness and rebelliousness while restoring the authority of the state
14 Ocak 2022 Cuma

THE WINNER GETS THE GIRL!

Fatima Hanım was famous for her beauty and intelligence. Sultans and princes would line up to marry her. However, she set only one condition for her suitors...
11 Ocak 2022 Salı

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of the OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN OSMAN II the YOUNG

Sultan Osman II, who assumed the throne in a turbulent time for the country, had genius and many projects on his mind. However, he was inexperienced due to his age, which turned into his calamity
6 Ocak 2022 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MUSTAFA I

Sultan Mustafa I took the Ottoman throne twice after his brother diverged from ascension traditions, ruling from November 1617 to February 1618, then again from May 1622 to September 1623
31 Aralık 2021 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN AHMED I

Sultan Ahmed I’s reign is often misevaluated as dim due to the turbulent era in which he ruled, plagued by wars and rebellions, all while lacking capable aides.
24 Aralık 2021 Cuma

OTTOMAN CLOCK TOWERS: THE VOICE of the RULE

It is important to know the time for worship, which is why Muslims have always given special importance to the clock. Watchmaking is therefore an auspicious profession and erecting a clock tower was historically seen as a good deed
23 Aralık 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED III

Sultan Mehmed III, who was the last prince to be sent to the governorship and ascended to the throne in the Ottoman Empire, conquered Eger and won't the Battle of Keresztes
17 Aralık 2021 Cuma