Tag: Ottoman

The Muslim Contributions To Ireland – Untold Story (VIDEO)

In this time and age, Muslims and the religion of Islam are being associated with extremism and terrorism and as a barbaric people who know nothing but violence, as the mainstream media likes to portray us. Ustadh Wahaj Tarin discusses the real legacy of Muslims and unfolds an untold historical event when the Caliph Abdul… Read More ›

Non-Muslim Rights In The Ottoman Empire

Much like previous Muslim Empires, the Ottomans showed great toleration and acceptance of non-Muslim communities in their empire. This is based on existing Muslim laws regarding the status of non-Muslims. They are protected, given religious freedoms, and free from persecution according to the Shariah. One of the first precedents of this was the Treaty of… Read More ›

Palestine 1896

Sultan Khalifah Abdul-Majid (Abdülmecid) I

How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine

  by Mehedi Islam 160 years ago, during the Great Famine in Ireland, the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,052,000 today) and 3 shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland. Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million… Read More ›