Channel: Zahir Mahmood
The Prophet ï·º is reported to have said, âVerily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader will her leader be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!â [Musnad Ahmad, Al Hakim, al Jamiâ al Saghir] Listen to Shaykh Zahir Mahmood and be inspired by the life and achievements of the direct decendant of Ertugrul Ghazi, Sultan Muhammad Al-Fatih (r.h)
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we are gathered here
to discuss a very eminent individual Rama de la la.
But before I embark
on speaking upon or regarding this individual, let me go right to the beginning.
Imagine you live far away from the super powers of the day.
And those superpowers don't even think that you are worth ruling.
And then use a la la la he was alum, bring forth a message,
a way of life, which is embraced by billions with their lives and souls for 1400 years.
You're removed from the intellectual hubs of the world and you bring forth information you inform the Ummah of events which took place with pinpoint accuracy.
The Messenger of Allah told us about go may add,
go with the mood. He told us about Adam la salatu salam, Idris Ibrahim Yaqoob use of Isa Moosa la him Salatu was Salam with pin point accuracy, but the man salaallah alayhi wa sallam could not read and write.
Imagine this, the Sahaba of the Allah and whom are witness to the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a day before the Battle of Baba
is a tomorrow, this lead of the machine will fall exactly here.
And this one will fall here, and this one will fall here, and exactly where the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that is exactly where the Sahaba of the Allah that they felt.
The Muslims are few in number you're still in Makkah.
And it's a time of high gender mushrikeen I've come to do Hutch.
And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is going from 10 to 10. Say kulula ilaha illa Mata flew
c'est la ilaha illAllah. And you will be successful. And one of the narrator's he says, I saw this. And I saw this man walking from 110 to the next. And then the next. And I saw a man behind him as well. And this man was saying, Don't listen to this man, this man is a liar. So because I didn't know who these men were, I said, Who is the man calling people to a lie and Who is the man walking behind him. They said the mind calling towards Allah subhanho wa Taala is a man who regard himself as a prophet, his name is Mohammed. And the man walking behind him saying to him, Do not listen to him his his uncle, Abu lahab.
And the narrations mentioned that the message of Allah would go from 10 to 10. And he will call them towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. And some would say to him, we don't want to listen to you because your own people don't listen to you. Others would say we embrace your religion, it will be a headache for us. Others would pick up dust and throw it in his face. Others would spit in the face of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam but he would go from one 10th to the next 10 to the next 10. And at the end of the day,
his daughter's a neighbor of the Allah and he was a young girl at the time.
She bought him some water
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is washing his hands and he's washing his face, washing the spirit of his face. And his daughter looks at him and he raises his eyes and he sees the anxiety in the face of his daughter. Let's see seeing, see seen how her father has been humiliated.
And she and the Messenger of Allah said, Oh my daughter.
Do not regard this as humiliation for I swear by Allah. A day will come that this deed will reach the
House of every bait an unbaked home
and we bear witness
to the prophecy of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
You're in the darkest moment of the life of the Sahaba of the Allah.
And you are given the greatest glad tidings ever.
The Battle of conduct the Battle of Azov, the Battle of Confederates in the darkest moment
in the lives of the Sahaba of the olana
the battle vazov the Battle of Confederates,
the Muslims are given the greatest glad tidings 11,000 of the enemy is known as the Battle of the Confederates because all the enemies of the Muslim genmaicha and they walked upon Medina and Abu Sufyan who was in charge of the enemy lines was saying that this will be the final battle. After today the Muslims will never stand again.
And salmaan will fall to the Allah and who he came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam and he said, O Messenger of Allah, we the Persians. When we have an army that we can't deal with, what we do is that we dig a trench, so they can't reach us. There's only two ways that you could reach Medina were either from the front or from the back, the side is covered with the lovers. The back was covered by bunny crazy until then.
So the word is Allah Allah wa sallam TELLS US Army which is only 3000, strong 1000 out of those 3000 are Manasa t. So 2000 and the enemy 11,000 strong. It's mid winter.
There's a farming going on. The Sahaba hungry, they come to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they miss a message of Allah. We haven't eaten anything for days, and they remove their garment from their stomach and never stone tied to the stomach.
And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam removes this garment. And he has two stones tied to his stomach.
And then they come to the province of Barcelona and they say, oh, basically will la there is one big rock one big boulder, we can't break the Boulder.
Come and help us. The message of Allah is over 50 years old at the time.
50 years old. There are many young Sahaba rhodiola at home. And the verb is a Muslim comes with two stones tied to his stomach, mid winter farming going on. And he strikes the boulder and is a huge Spark. And he says a lot of work.
And then a Strikes Again, there's a huge spark and another third breaks. And he says a lower bottom. And then he strikes it the third time and is another huge Spark. And again, he says a lot of work but and it breaks into small pieces. The Sahaba said O Messenger of Allah
was the Allahu Akbar about
what was a spark about the progress of Muslims. When I struck in the first time Allah showed me that a day will come that we will take the palaces of Yemen, which was south.
When I struck it a second time Allah showed me through this blog that a day would come that we would take the policies of the Byzantines of the Eastern Romans.
And when I struck it the third time Allah showed me through this bump, that a day would come that we would take the white Palace of the superpower of the day, the Persians, the murasaki and began to say look at this man.
He's promising them that they will become a superpower and one of his escape to go and relieve himself
in the darkest moment, which Allah defines that they were so dark and so difficult for the Muslims, that they have reached their throats.
The message of Allah promised them and then he began to love this and look, we're gonna become a superpower. And this enemy of 11,000. Within 10 years, the Muslims became that superpower
within 10 years,
and today I'm here to speak about another prophecy of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was amazing prophecy. You know why? Because it took place 800 years after the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said 800 years, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as related by Imam Ahmed left off the handle to spontaneous fellow named Mira Mira
Whenever Jason the little Jewish the message of Allah said you will surely conquer Constantinople.
Constantinople today's Istanbul it's a meal will be the most wonderful and the best of our meals and his army will be the most wonderful and the best of armies 800 years so Pamela, the lead that the Messenger of Allah was sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala 800 years after he prophesized this, this was when Mohammed Al Fatah Rahim Allah conquered Constantinople. But really, the real credit begins with maraviroc the a lot
more obviously Allah and who was the man who was inspired by the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he bought the dream of the message of a lie to fruition. That dream. The progress of La Silla was once in the house of Omaha.
And the purpose of muscle now goes forward to sleep. He falls asleep. He wakes up after a while, and he's smiling, and Omaha, Rama roseola. And he says, Oh messenger of Allah.
What's making you smile? May my mother and father be sacrificed for you?
Oh, man, her arms, the mercy of Allah said, I saw that group of people from my alma going into jihad.
And they're on these large ships, like King sitting on thrones. So she said, O Messenger of Allah, make dua that I am from amongst them. He said you will be from amongst them. Then he went sleep again. And after a while, he wakes up and he's smiling again. And O'Meara Murthy Allah and harass him, oh Mercy of Allah, what's making you smile? And the rub is Allah Allah wa sallam said, I saw a group of my people going to Jehovah. They're sitting on these large ships like kings on thrones. She says a message of Allah make dua
that Allah subhanaw taala make me from amongst them.
And the prophets Allah Salaam said you will be from the first ones
come the time, nothing happens. Come to time. Nothing happens come the time of tomorrow the law and home. Where are we now says, oh, man, give me permission to start the naval expedition. So as Monrovia law allows them, they go to Cyprus, they stayed off the Cyprus in this ship is no other than Omaha Rama roseola and her with her husband about the assignment or the alarm.
They reach Cyprus. On May harami. riding the horse The horse is startled. Omaha ron paul falls off and she is martyred. Until today. The grave of Omar Haram is in Cyprus. Until today, the grave of Omaha Rama Rama Allah best testimony to the prophecy of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
But in the time of war, Avi or the Allahu anhu himself while we now start another expedition, and this expedition is to Constantinople, and every single person wanted to be in this expedition, you know why many Sahaba become old? You know what? Because there were two possibilities of prophecy here. One was guaranteed, and one was a possibility. The one which was a possibility is that you will surely one day conquer Constantinople.
The Amir will be the best of our means, and the army will be the best of me. So this was possible if they conquered it. But there was another prophecy related by Muslim minister he that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in Walla Walla, Jason Amati. You have Luna Medina Toki semaphorin know
that the first army from my alma which attacks Constantinople, the city of the season, Allah will forgive them all.
And this is why every Sahabi wanted to be in this army. You had a dilemma. Abbas Abdullah bin Isabel, Abdullah, Omar rhodiola Anna, but really the name that really stands out is about you will and sorry about the alarm. About you burn sorry about the alarm, who at this time was over 50 years old, 80 years old.
Who was who I'm sorry about you but I'm sorry about the alarm I knew was the host of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he came to Medina.
Everybody wanted the message of Allah to stay in their home.
And the Messenger of Allah said that this camel of mine is commanded by Allah wherever it stops, that's where I will stay. And it went and it parked itself outside the house, wherever you will in Saudi Arabia Lando, he had the honor of hosting the greatness of creation salaallah alayhi wa sallam about you will I'm sorry, does he lie to you?
Live on the top floor the Messenger of Allah we live on the bottom floor
and about humans are you know the lanzado messenger of Allah regarding a disrespectful to walk over your head. You move upstairs and I moved downstairs the barbarism Allah Allah wa sallam said abou I'm a person who have many guests, if you're downstairs, they're going to inconvenience your family to reach me. You stay downstairs, have a human Sorry, no, the alarms have no message of Allah. I cannot live with the fact that I am walking over your head
80 years old. They say Who will you view on eminence, a hobby of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
You are the host of the message of Allah. There's no need for you to go you're 80 years old. He says there is in the Quran in surah column. Well allow me to sit at home. Allah says go in the path of your Lord may you be heavy or May you be light. May you be younger, may you be old where you be well or May you be unwell is that this verse in the Quran will not allow me to remain at home. Imagine this from Medina all the way to Constantinople.
No aeroplanes, no cruises, no cars, you're over 80 years old, you're already a nomorobo you're already alive, pleased with you. And you will be pleased with your boat by the last panel data. But that's not enough. You still want to go in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He travelled all the way from there to Constantinople.
He reaches Constantinople when he reaches Constantinople, the battle begins any default and well it becomes unwell. he withdraws from the battle. yezidi was the general of this army. When he heard that he was unwell. He went to visit him. And he said sure. What can I do for you said give my Salaam to the army and tell them that there must fight with bigger and when I die. Make sure that you bury me in the furthest man of the enemies. So I can say to Allah, Oh Allah, I went in your path and living and I went in your path whilst I was dead.
He passes away.
And they take him with a procession ride to the outskirts of the walls of Constantinople. So CS is watching this, he sees this procession. So he sends a message to us either he said what this is he said that this is a companion of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And it was his desire to be buried as far as possible in the enemy lands.
Cesar says sends a message to us. He says obviously you're not as intelligent as your Father, because his father Mojave or the lander was known to be very intelligent, is that when you leave? I will assume his body and I would feed it to the dogs.
So use he replied. He said I swear by the one that you disbelieve in and I swear by the one do to whom He is buried here. If you do that, I will kill every Byzantine in our land. And I would show every church in our lands
had such a big impact on Caesar that sees a permanent Gods around the grave Abu Bonsall of the Atlanta Western historians mentioned that when the Christians would have a drought they would come to the grave of Abba you will and sorry, and the Christians would make dua for Baraka. The first Durbar Mazar in the history of Islam was created by Christians. First one ever was Christian, created by the Christians.
Constantinople Why is Constantinople,
Constantinople for 1000 years,
was the most beautiful city in Christian. There was nothing like it in the world. Napoleon once said, if the world was one country,
its capital would have been Constantinople Istanbul, because it bridges the east and the west. And 1559 when Queen Elizabeth the first, the first Yeah, guys, the one running now is the second one. Yeah. Two is you know, 500 years old.
The first one in 1559. She sent an organ to Mohammed, the third.
And when Thomas Dalam, who went to deliver the organ, he entered Constantinople, he says, it was like I entered into a different world that I had never seen any
Like it just from 1123 to 1453, which was the year that Muhammad fought a siege to it had been seized 23 times the Muslims since the time of the Sahaba until the time of Muhammad Al Fatah had laid siege to it 11 times in holiness, it was regarded as the second Jerusalem.
There were only Jerusalem to the Christian was more holier than Constantinople.
As far as the wards were concerned, it was regarded as the most impregnable city on the face of this earth. 12 miles of wall eight miles were water four miles land.
It was regarded as impossible to take.
It was a Jeep city, nothing like it.
Let me move on to the man I'm going to speak about today, Mohammed Al Fatah, who is Mohammed Al Fatah come from Mohammed Al Fatah come from the Ottoman who were the Ottomans. See, when the Mongols came into the into eastern into eastern Turkistan. Half a million of the Turks migrated to West Turkistan. These were people who will homeless,
penniless Allah subhanaw taala says no Quran, one reader and Amman Island Medina stood up Nigella Houma emitted one Nigella water theme. Allah subhanaw taala says no Cora norito norito. A novena. We want to favor upon those people who are weak in the earth who have been taken as weak in the earth. We want to make them the Imams, and we want to make them the inheritors of the world. One lie if there was any group of people who became a inheritors of the earth, it was the Ottomans, homeless, destitute, running away from the Mongols, the Mongols. The Mongols were those people who decimated the Muslim world. There were two main elephants. When the Mongols came into the Muslim world. They
were the Warriors him and they were the other side they destroy the quad ism who are predominantly see us and then they came after the herbicides. Just in 20 1558. They sacked Buzz, buzz Dodd was the Halifax of the Muslims. You know how many people that killed in Baghdad, they killed nearly 1 million. The population of Baghdad was 2 million, the same population of Birmingham. They killed half of the population in Baghdad. And you know how they killed them.
They didn't have machine guns.
You waited for your turn, like a chicken in a poultry farm. Sometimes they would take weeks, the Bloods became red. around the city, the blood became red, the rivers became red months, it would take some time for your turn weeks, sometimes it would take for your turn to come. In 1258 nothing decimated the Muslim world like the Mongols. 1258 was the year that Baghdad was sacked. 1250 year was the year which Othman the leader of the Ottomans was born
1258 his father
whatever you call him, you know there's so many variational checking on the on the net, there's so many variations or Tovar
you know subprime Allah, you know that this is a GE behalf, will you Mashallah here because of the bulk of TV
10 years ago, people would never say if you came to talk No, I didn't come here because the TV never stopped from I don't watch TV. You see how things have changed in 10 years period.
was the person who is the father was mom, who was the founder of the Ottomans. Let me just briefly mention auto Vol. Although this five series is on him. The interesting thing is there's only five pages of history on him.
five seasons and five pages of history on it. But autobahn was the man
when he migrated, he saw two armies fighting the wardens, and the seljuks, the Shias and the Sudanese. So what he did is he took the size of this, the Sudanese, the seljuks. Now until then, the Ottomans didn't exist. They were small.
The seljuks was so impressed by orthodox military brilliant, they gave him a certain piece of land.
Then when the soldiers would go out to fight, the court of law would always be at the forefront. They were known as the Macondo motto jaysh always at the forefront because autosol was unparalleled on the battlefield. It was from him, and 1258. On the same year that Baghdad was sacked, that he had a child called Smart or smart is the founder of the Dolittle of mania, and also known as the Ottomans.
They say it started from a dream.
Well, smart had a dream that he's sleeping and the heart of a very pious man is transferred into his heart.
And then from his stomach, a tree sprouts out, and the shade of the tree goes all over the world. He had the dream interpreted, they said that the dream
you will your progeny will establish justice where people will live under this justice and prosperity and peace.
This is where all of us man was man was known for his justice. I mean, there are many in ratio where this man would he would judge between a Muslim and a non Muslim and he would give judgment in the favor of a non Muslim. And they would say why do you do this except because Allah commands us to fulfill the rights of other people. He was known
the Ottomans. Let me briefly tell you who the Ottomans for.
The Ottomans are the longest empire that the Muslim world has ever had. No other Muslim dynasty, no other Muslim Empire. No other Muslim Caliphate lasted as long as the Ottomans lasted. They ruled Iraq. They ruled Egypt they route all of North Africa all the way up to Tunisia.
They ruled Sham
all when I say Sham, that's mean all of the old sham.
The three harems Naka Medina,
maka, Medina and eloquence was under the Ottomans. They were unparalleled. Today we look at we look at Turkey. So Pamela was with us Islam. These were the flagbearers when the mum looks finished, when the herbicides finished when the one finished, when the why he didn't finish. There were only one group of people who defended this oma for centuries and that was the Ottomans.
Jeep, Allah says that we want to favor upon those who are taking weaken the earth. And we make up the image the moms and we make up the word a theme, the inheritors of the earth. So let me now move on to Mohammed Al Fatah who was Mohammed Al Fateh Ali, Mohammed Al Fatah, Rama de la la was the seventh Sultan, out of the Ottomans, his father was Mirage, a fan the Mirage the second
and his father was very honestly, you know, when ever I've studied the lives of every single Muslim leader may be New Orleans, LA hodin usabilla tashfeen abubaker alum toony Omar Omar bar, anyone? Online is two characteristics I've seen in every single one. The first was tarbiyah.
The parents were concerned about nurturing the child. They spent time in nurturing the chart. They put an effort in nurturing the child. They were the fathers, not the TVs. They were the mothers not the social media. They were the parents. Every single one and this was no different. You know, they say about him that he was a spoiled son of a sofa.
He wouldn't listen to his teachers. And Moraga thought he was so concerned that he said Find me a teacher who could discipline my child.
So they found a man called a mom karate mom karate was Kurdish. He was known as the Imam Abu hanifa of his time.
He wrote books on the commentary of Buhari and others.
So when they bought him Uncle Ronnie, he thought he was another teacher, a mom Quran he said, I am your teacher and I will you will listen to me. And being the son of the Sultan, he laughed in the face of a Mambo Ronnie mom karate was old style. He took out the stick and he gave him a good beating. So Ivanka Ronnie beat him, gave him a good hiding the son of the Sultan. They say before this, he could barely read the Quran by the age of eight. Mohammed Al Fatah became a half
the son of the soap bomb. They say a man qurani instilled in him. The love for reading and writing Mohammed
Far they could read could speak up to eight languages. Let me count the ones I remember. Arabic, Persian,
Turkish, Serbian, Italian according to some Greek, Latin, up to eight languages he could speak. So Pamela, we can't speak English
and our first No I am I am. In all honesty I'm seriously saying
you know our first revelation is
first revelation is we don't read
and then we'll come to these talks and we say our good talk number 240 sapan Allah Masha Allah Subhana Allah and will walk out exactly the same as parent, our children will walk out exactly the same, will never do any therapy of our children.
As individually walk out exactly the same illiterate, lowest in school, worse areas, we get inspired by these people.
His main teacher was a man called shamsudeen, who was auctions of the Amazon harmala auctions with deed was the man who instilled in him that he must one day conquer Constantinople. He was the one who took his horse into the sea because the Ottomans were here. They had reached here and then across was where Constantinople was. So one day he took his he took Muhammad Al Fatah and he took him by the show. And then he took his horse into the water into the horse, water which the neck of the horse and then he said Mohammed I thought it was a young boy at the time, bring your horse into the water and until the water rich neck and then he said to him, he said oh my son, one day you will
conquer Constantinople, La ilaha illAllah one person one law he one person positive, positive direction.
What what one person as a teacher can do? He was the one who instilled in Mohammed Al Fatah, the importance of taking Constantinople, his father, Murata Thani, he himself late.
He lay siege to Constantinople for 22 days, Mama forte would often hear his father making duar for the conquest of Constantinople.
Make him making dwad as his son would be the conqueror of Constantinople, periods de
la ilaha illAllah delete appearance duar there is no hate job.
There is no veil between a line the draw of a parent. You know what kind of therapy he got. You may regard it as old fashioned, but but options to do one day evoke your mom, the foster mom, the fourth is quite young at the time, and he gives him a good beating
gives them a good beating.
years later mahabaleshwar they said to his teachers and Why did you beat before that day? He said because my son, you are going to be tomorrow a king, you are going to be the Sultan, if you have never faced this.
If you have never seen a question when you Oh Chris, other people you won't know how it feels. I did this so you know what feels like
to be a
is that I will live in it every single one of the love for and the love for scholars. You show me one of these people who took alama with contempt show me one great leader in Islamic history got one line I have never seen one.
And the people that we take for contempt, the lowest of Islamic ilmainen eyes, the lowest of people. Other Islamic scholars, you know how he regard his scholarship as one of his employees beat a coffee.
He beat a coffee because he didn't like the the judgment that he gave. So however far they put a fatwa, although he wasn't as fully scholar, he put a fatwa that this person should be killed. So the man said you can't kill him just for beating cause he said no, he beat him. Because this man was upholding the Sharia. And he beat him because he didn't like his verdict on the Sharia. So he belittle the Sharia, therefore by belittling the Sharia, he should be put to death.
Eventually they convinced him You can't do this. So this young man came to him to apologize because he was a warrior. So he gave him a good beating not a beat he's going on. So he gave him a good beating.
This young man became a coffee
and he will say I became
mikaze because of the beating of Hamad Al Fatiha
because of the bulk of the beating of Mohammed Al Fatah,
you know, his father, let me be of his father.
His father, what his father made him the Amir at the age of 1440.
He said, You are now the Sultan.
The Christian when they heard that he, his father made himself a scholar say that all of the kingdoms, um, say a portion of the kingdom.
At the age of 14, he makes him the ruler.
And he steps aside. The Christian when he added a very happy 14 year old child, he won't be able to do anything. So they decide to attack his land. So he sends a message to his father and he says, Oh, my father, you know, they are about to attack the lands, I need you to come back and his father said, No, you are in charge, you deal with 14 years old.
So he says to his father, he said, Listen, if you're the Sultan, then it's your responsibility. And if I am the Sultan, then I command you to defend the lands.
So then his father comes and takes the rain again.
This was Mohammed Al Fatah. The day the year that his father passed away. Mohammed Al Fatah, his father passes away who is his father? What are the funny the greatest agitator of the Europeans? He was the thorn in their side. When he passed away, they were happy.
He said he he's passed away, Francisco or sent a letter to all the leaders of Europe saying that your greatest agitator has died. His successor is an inexperienced young boy. 21 years old. He said it's time now to destroy the Ottomans. La ilaha illAllah his father passes away. You want to talk about the obeah his father passes away. He's crying at the side of his bed, and his mother comes to him who just lost her husband just lost the king said son get up. We got things to do.
Some get up we got the mission in our hands. When Europe rejoiced. The man was focused. He had his eyes on Constantinople. They were rejoicing and he was busy with the work. As Allah says mukuru while macaron la will love halal marketing, they plan and they plot and Allah plans and Allah is the best of planners. Allah subhanaw taala you know what he did? Well, today we're addressing this man both the eboard the prophecy of the message of Allah 800 years from before to light.
But not only that,
the longest empire in Christian is Byzantine, Eastern Europe. last speaker no more detail later on the longest. for 1100 years the Byzantines ruled Christian, Eastern Christian
who was the man who destroyed them. Hamad Al Fatah.
Allah Allah subhanaw taala speaks about beziehen pipe Elif lambing, woolly but
the Romans are defeated when Allah speaks about Rome and he's not speaking about Rome. He's not speaking about Western Rome. He's speaking about Byzantine. The best time capital was Constantinople when the Persians beat him. They were happy Why? Because they did silk needed silk.
So the Muslim weren't happy because the Christians and they believed in the book and a Muslim review the book. So the machine began to talk the Muslims Oh yo brothers have lost Allah Allah subhanaw taala says, today the Romans have been defeated. The Byzantines have been defeated. A day will come that they will win. Yo mama is in here for me noon, that day when they when the believers will be happy, these very people, the Byzantines rule for 1100 G's. The man who bought them to the knees was Hamad Al Fatah, Rahmatullah Ali.
Mohammed Al Fatah.
Man prepared, he had his he had his eyes on the goal. 21 years old when he became the leader, 23 years old when he Lee lay siege to Constantinople, and you know how he prepared
He made sure everything was prepared,
to the degree that he had a man called urban or man was a Christian Hungarian, and he was specialists in making cannons. So he said to her ban, I will pay you whatever you want. You are the best in your field. Make me a cannon Can you make me a cannon which is unparalleled in the world.
or been said to him, I will make you a cannon which will destroy the walls of Babylon.
You know how big this
cannon was a man could crawl in its barrel. You needed 60 oxes to pull it 200 men decide 200 men decide 13 miles away. You could hear it blast.
He raised the tactics where anybody attacks is where others lived within Muslim lands.
He drew treaties with anybody who could impede his Bishop, the Hungarians, the Hungarian, the Bulgarians, all of them he drew treaties with and then he built what was known as the Bosphorus throat cutter. So basically to get to Constantinople, you have to go through the Bosphorus, they already had one fort. On the other side, he built another fort so nobody could get to Constantinople and then they place cannons.
The Nation This is beautiful. The narrations mentioned I'm humbled. First they built it with his own hands.
He took off his top he told his that all the princes Take off your tops, he told all the Alomar Take off your top and work. They work with their own hands. You know, this is the beautiful beauty of this beam. Where did he learn this? See, they say he was a half with Quran and they also say that he was an expert in history.
He was an expert in history. He studied history. He saw when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam built machine Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam carry the bricks until the ration mentioned that his back bent over and the Sahaba said O Messenger of Allah will carry for you and the purpose of lessons that you carry that when I would carry this one. And the ratio mentioned that the prophets Allah sort of front and back was covered with dust. This is where the people learn from.
This is where they learn. So he creates the buffer, he creates this.
And then, so CS is watching all this watch. I want you to concentrate very carefully on this part. CS is watching all this.
He's in Constantinople, he sees what's happening.
And he knows that this army is getting ready. So he sends a message to the Pope. And he says to the Pope, we need your help. All of Western Christian dome is there all of Europe is there we need your help. The Pope said on one condition, because Christianity was divided into two you had Orthodox Christianity, which was the Byzantines, which ruled from Constantinople and in the time of the Prophet Salah Salem all the way to sharp.
And then you had the rest of Christian dumb, which was Catholics. The problem was that each one of them were putting footballs on the other. Each one of them regarded the other one that's heretics. Each one of them regarded the other one as coffin.
So the Pope said,
we will help you in one condition
that all of you become Catholics.
Caesar agreed. So now they come to the Sophia Hagia Sophia Hagia the largest church in Orthodox Christianity, they reach Sophia Hagia there, the purpose of delegation is there, they're about to sign that all of ortho orthodoxy will convert to Catholicism. And then the people of Constantinople they, they become outraged. The second in charge in that meeting, he stands up and he says, we would prefer the turbans of the Turks rather than the long hats of the Catholics.
Listen to this statement, we would prefer the turban of the Turks rather than the long hats of the Catholic the Latins.
So Catholicism the pope withdraws his help.
You know, brothers, you know, this is the curse of disunity.
I asked you today you asked any Christian in the world? Was the statement worth it? They will tell you no, it wasn't worth we would prefer Catholicism any day to Islam.
But we do exactly the same thing. Exactly the same thing. And when you're in the mix, look at the Muslim world is burning.
Wherever you see, Muslims are open game, we kill up we kill each other than others kill us.
We make our own blood light.
Listen, I am not telling you to compromise on your theology. Keep your theology Mashallah, recently we remain so nice. And we remain firm so nice. But this isn't the first time this has happened in history will lie. I can tell you hundreds of times this has happened and we commit the same as
Again and the same mistake again when you want to learn
let others live in you live
let others live in you live don't don't curse other people why? Because they will curse you know hate other people why? Because they will hit you back Don't shoot other people why? Because they will shoot you. And even if they shoot you just let it go mature yourself. We would prefer
we would prefer
that the turban of the Turks to the long hats of the latter then last Constantinople. You know, like you and I cry about losing Spain. Constantinople was far more precious to them than Spain is to us.
1453 they lost this? We lost 1492 we eventually lost Grenada
Why? An amazing one lion I know I'm diversifying. I honestly do almost kind of thought I today I'm not gonna diversify. I'm gonna stick to the topic but I can't help it.
Grow up. Yeah, I
grew up look at what your children are going through at school.
You know, look at the challenges you are having at school. And what topics are you guys talking about?
You don't know any online you guys don't know what vast majority 99 point guy knows all of you have been teaching for the last one year. The amount of knowledge you have about Islam is this much and the module fatwas you give is Mashallah, this much.
Nowhere else in life would you be brave enough beside the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
You can't live with each other, you recite the same kind of man, you can't live with your neighbor.
You're divided on this word smallest things. Let me take let me say this to you. And I'm going to finish on this topic. Listen.
Look at your
look at those things which you have commonalities in rather than those things which you have differences. And you will see that you have hundreds of things that you have commonality.
He prays the same similar to you. He faces the same way as you he reads the same sort of thought that we just saved the only thing you can see is where he placed his hands he must be different to me.
He reads the same Quran as you did the same. How did you and I'm not just saying you guys, I'm saying all the massages. All the massages and massage are worse than others.
But we need to mature somebody needs to mature. If somebody else is a mature and we need to mature.
We need to get this oma together. So Mohammed the father now
he brings, he brings the cannons, three cannons they have it takes him two months to bring them to Constantinople in places. And then the battle starts
and they shoot the cannons. The Canon pulverize the walls of Constantinople. The narrations mentioned the women came out the higher houses screaming because they had had nothing like this. One Muslim historian he says.
He says that when I heard the Canon By Allah, it was a like sort of field has blown the trumpet.
And the Christian historians say but worse than this was when the Muslim will take a lower cover. So it will make a shiver run down your spine when they would say that.
And then you had the Muslims, they were climbing they're trying to escape the walls and the walls of Constantinople were very high. So what they will do is that they will shoot the arrows
and and then they would pour hot water and sometimes all over the Muslims.
But then they marveled at the bravery of the Turkish soldiers. Leonardo, who was a contemporary who was there. He says that the Muslim would come close we would wipe kill all of them, but the next batch would come. He says sometimes they would make themselves a shooting gallery for us is that one of the Muslim fighters will come close to war we would shoot him we would die. And his comrade who couldn't this his words he says his comrade.
his comrade would come closer to pick him up and he says that he would place him over his shoulder like a you throw a pig over your shoulder and then he would run with him.
He said we would shoot both of them and they would fall.
He said then another one would come to pick them up. He says some time to save one person 10 would die.
But they could not live with the shame of leaving one of their companions and buried.
You know, the French traveler. Retro Don. He says he in 1430
He, he met the Turkish army and this is what he says about the Turkish army.
They are indifferent to where they sleep, and they usually lie on the ground. The horses are good cost little in food gala well and for a long time, they obedience to their superiors is boundless.
When the signal is given those who lead the march quietly, leave quietly marched off, followed by the others with the same silence. 10,000 turks on such an occasion will make less noise than 100 Christian men.
I must own that in my various experiences. I've always found the text to be frank and loyal. And when was necessary to show courage, they weren't they never failed to show courage. You know, Mohammed Al Fatah.
When he took his army, the generations mentioned he went to one marketplace, he would often disguise himself. He went to one marketplace. And the market owner said to him, I have enough to feed my children today. I've watched that market map that person over there, nobody has come to a store, you go to a store. So Mohammed or father would go to his store. He went to him he bought something. He said, I have enough to feed my children today. Go to that store. Hambledon thought they said on that occasion, I realized now I have the people to conquer Constantino.
Now are the people to conquer Constantinople. Well, why was it possible to have people like this because they had a leader like Humberto.
Then Rachel mentioned Mohammed Al Fatah would always be at the forefront. He would always be at the forefront. He would be the man who would take his horse into the water. He was a man on many occasions who was injured. They say hamedan thought they would stay up all night sketching drawing dhanesh hilmi say he's a Turkish historian. He said since the day he became the Sultan every single day of his life for two years he studied the maps of Constantinople
when Helene Bhatia is received came to his bedroom,
clean bye Bhatia is supposed to remain a state super strong Saltburn is a by a law my side has not touched this pet.
My side has not touched this bed.
And he was he was amazing. He was a laser mastermind. He you know he was motivated. They say that nobody knew what his next movement was. One of the caddies once asked him he said so far, what are we going to do next? He said, viola, if the hair on my body knew what I was going to do next, I would pluck it out and I will confine it to the fire. Nobody knew. One morning you know, because he was a mastermind one morning What happened was that they created a frame because they were finding it very difficult to scale the world. They created a frame which was higher than the walls, three floors, each floor covered with skin so they couldn't shoot their house or pour anything over them.
By the end of the day, the Christian managed to burn it down. Mohammed Al Fatah said no problem tomorrow we will have another for one of the Christian historian says he says it would have taken the entirety of Christian dumb entire month to make something like that. And Mohammed the fourth he did it in one night, and the next day said we're gonna make another four. And if that wasn't enough, the tunnels Mohammed Al Fatah Rahim Allah began now to dig the tunnels underneath.
And they dig in the tunnels. And now the Christians in Constantinople they hear about this. And then the regime's mentioned their own historians mentioned that they were so scared that they felt that some any time some Turk will jump out of the floor.
You know, you know what this reminds me of? You know what, this is our life. This is our history.
This is what Muslims are like once upon a time, they were innovative. They were dynamic. They were diverse. When did the message of Allah say in the house of Omaha? He spoke about a Navy when did the message of Allah in His time the Arabs are no Navy the Muslims are no Navy, then no, there was no naval expedition, the tribal profits or loss of none in the time of worker none of the time of armor in the time of man, but the profits or loss of gave the Muslim division
and the Battle of Zab when he said dig the trench, then sir Manuel Farsi came to the Messenger of Allah and he said a messenger of Allah we the Persians, what we do is that we have we have a cat before the promise of ourselves a builder catapult
is no mention of Allah. We the Persians have a thing called the Baba the tank of the time, the Messenger of Allah said builded the Baba
is that Oh, and then after the battle, the problem
Allah Allah said to Sahaba to go to Syria to learn to make the most advanced the Baba
the most advanced the Baba this this was a history that the Muslim God dynamic and this is why we had people like Mohammed Al Fatah Rahim Allah. But you know, there were times obviously situation was very good certain times the Muslim found it very difficult there was an occasion where the ships got through, and Muslims lost a lot of men. So then they saw porn was an even split. So the leaders came to default and they said Mohammed Al Fatah so far, this is all your fault, because you listen to your teacher action so deep. And this is why we are having these losses.
So Mohammed The Fault in Our sends a message to his teacher.
He's there, he's in his camp, and he sends a message. He says, What do you say? What's your advice?
He said, Oh, so fun. Man plans. And Allah plans and Allah is the best of planners.
The situation gets even worse.
Then he goes himself.
And the guard is standing in front of the 10th. And he's telling you so far, even you can go into the sharks and nobody can go in the forest. They move the guard out of the way he went into the tent. He goes into the tent, he sees his sheer shamsudeen Rahim Allah he's in such that his turban has fallen off his hair on the floor. And for a very, very long time. He's in such the
Mohammed the father, then after a while he raises his head and his eyes are flowing. And Mohammed the father walked out and he said I swear by Allah knowing that I have people like this in my oma gives me greater pleasure, even then the conquest of Constantinople.
Because oma made by people
because they're made by people, but the morale is down. So what is my mother father do look at is this is a leader, the remora Mohammed Al Fatah now disguises himself, and he goes into the Muslim ranks, and he sees the state of the soldiers. And then he takes off his disguise and then he gives a speech. He said, Oh people, the morale is down. It is oh people don't you want to be from the army with the Messenger of Allah said is the best of armies
is it Don't you want to fulfill the prophecy of the Messenger of Allah Salah lesson, and he inspires the army. And then La ilaha illAllah, he points to the grave ago, you will have 30 of the learner.
And he says, you see the Companion of the Messenger of Allah,
over 80 years old, and he wanted to conquer Constantinople. And I say, as you look at the Sahaba of the alarm, even from the grave, they inspire
the miracle of the Sahaba the alarm, even from the grave they inspire. So why is the state in the city, Constantinople?
The state in the city is even worse? How
will they be besieged? So then what they decide to do is to raise the morale what they tried that what they do is that they have this image or a portrait, some of you may have seen it's called the hondajet re or getaria. And it's Mary holding Jesus and pointed him you know, like nowadays, you say he's the man.
So she's pointing to Him that He is the Savior of the world. It was regarded as the most holy as relic and Byzantine. They believe that St. Luke actually drew it himself. And they believe that as long as they have this that they would never ever be conquered. So what they do on the 25th of May they put it on the cart, they want to take it to all the sides of the city to bless all the sides of the city. So they take it and what happens is that it slips out of the hands of the camera and it falls on the floor. Now the panic struck
the total carrier but because they're panic stricken, it weighs like lead. Eventually they managed to carry it but then a torrent comes the rain comes and the procession is canceled.
The next day 26th of May. The Sophia Hagia is struck by lightning as a Christian historian mentioned Miss Sophia Hagia, the largest church in the whole of Christendom is struck by lightning. And this kills their morale kills them around.
Now Muhammad Fatah has one problem. So Pamela,
he's got his army on land, but he can't get his army on see, because you're 12 miles of war.
Eight Miles is covered by water and, and four by land. So land he's got, he can't get to the water. Why? Because there's a passage called the Golden Horn. And the Golden Horn has a chain when you enter it. So what the Christian would do is when one of their armies or their ship would come through, they would lower it. When the enemy army would come, they would pull it tight and they would rip through the hull of the ship. So none of the Muslim ships could get through. So then Mohammed Al Fatah put on one of the greatest moves ever done by any general hammer than 40 in the darkness of the night.
He cradled 67 ships out of the water.
He has logs which are lined with grease on them animal fat, and it's not flat some places it is 200 feet high.
The enemies are all around him. You know when humbler thought he said, if the hair on my body knew what I was gonna do next, I would confine it to the fire. This is what he meant.
In one night Mohammed Al Fatah Rahim Allah bring 67 ships
in the darkness of night without under the nose of the enemies without them knowing and he brings him over to the other side.
The Christians define it. The Christians they say that he surpassed Alexander the Great by doing this,
though you can say is this was a miracle that we never heard from before or never after. This was humbling. Can you imagine the morality really down in Constantinople and now Mohammed Al Fatah has bought 67 ships now this round.
Now they're only covering four mile they're covering 12 mile they have to defend 12 miles. Then Mohammed Al Fatah says
he says to his army says tomorrow you like three piles where you normally like one campfire. So they believe that we have reinforcements and then they attack. The morale is already down. And the city is about to fall. And then Mohammed avati sends a message to Caesar. And he says to Caesar.
He says oh Caesar, give us the city. We don't want any further bloodshed.
So Caesar says you know that cannot happen.
And then Mohammed levada says his famous words.
He says, either my grave or the throne, either my grave or the throne.
And then hammer the father says, He called his army. He says pray at night La ilaha illa Allah, help of Allah always comes Listen, activism. You can't just sit in a machine and extract Allah's help to come. And you can't just be an activist and without a bother expect the help of a law to come.
If it were just a bother the Sahaba would have stayed in Makkah Medina. But they didn't. But they were people a bother and they were people activism. You bring both of these things together, then you get the help of a mosque. He told his people say spend the night in worship. And then he gave a speech. He said Allah Subhana Allah is close to giving us what he the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam promised 800 years ago. So when you enter the city, make sure you abide by the laws of the Dean of the last panel. No women, no children, no non combat combatants should be touched. And then you get the obviously all to get the few nutty ones. And they said
he said also Tom, but allow us you know, a deal with a few of them. Mohammed Al Fatah said that contradicts the teachings of Islam.
And then Mohammed eventually 29 individuals or 30 individuals scale the wall.
They erect the flag each one of them is martyred and the city falls
and Mohammed Al Fatah Rahim Allah now enters the city.
And when they entered the city later on in the day then ratio mentioned that he was he was in total and utter humility. He was doing a stay far. He was asking for Jenna for those who have been martyred in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
In front of him, was his teacher, our cups of tea, humble fasting behind his teacher shamsudeen
and the teacher and then he reaches the center of the city and hammer the Father. He gathers his companions 150,000 strong army, this was his 23 years old at the time, and he gives the talk
Imagine this La ilaha illAllah you're giving a talk. You're the Father.
And you're saying the message of Allah said, and he's now giving it Birmingham. He's giving it on Constantinople, the day the city felt.
And he says, may remember the words of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will surely conquer Constantinople.
And you the army will be the most wonderful of armies, La Ilaha Illa Ma.
And then he walks toward the Sophia Hagia.
And when he walks with a Sophia Hagia, some of the Christians they come out some of the Christian Leadership and they go on one knees and they sit in front of him one he
a Mohammed Al Fatah, say who is the chemo? Stand up? I am nothing besides so Pam Hamad Al Fatah. Don't know yourself for me.
And then Mohammed Al Fatah, they go to the Hagia Sophia, and this was unparalleled. This never happens before. When you take a place you massacre the people in it. He waited for them to finish their prayers. And then when the patriarch came, he gave them all Amman.
He gave him all armor he said go to your home, you are all secure. And then that day, the whole Salah was in Sofia hakea.
Now some say Oh, but why didn't they convert the church into a machine?
Mohammed The fourth is on record saying that I prefer
that next to every church they be next to every machine there is a church. So for the Christians, they go to the church and for the Muslim they go to the masjid.
But if you compare this what happened on the other side of the Mediterranean which was Spain, every single Masjid was turned into a church. Not one Masjid was left. Not one you know the Cordova Masjid. The Cordova Masjid, according to many historians was the largest Masjid in the world. Once upon a time, it was larger than the haramain.
Every single one every single church was converted Brahma Fatah converted some churches. But the vast majority he left them to be.
You know what happened? So what happened in Christian Europe erupted, the pope actually gathered a special tax to fight the Turks. Frederick the third of Germany began to cry. The other leaders all united on to fight the Muslims. But so Pamela, they could not wait. Because for the next 30 years, Hamad Al Fatah kept him on the backfoot. For next he opened the doors
to conquer Europe. For the next 30 years. Nobody could advance towards the Muslim, Muhammad Al Fatah, close the doors for the Europeans who come into the Middle East, because Constantinople was the door. So now the Crusades are finished. But what he also did was that he opened the doors on the other side, Mohammed Al Fatah would say regarding Constantinople, before conquering, conquering it, he said this city needs to be conquered, because it is the center of evil and transgression. Why? Because this was the passage for them to attack the Muslims. So Mohammed Al Fatah now imagine
you are the person
who conquered Constantinople. You are the person that the prophecy of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam bears witness to it was you and I was a cable been out there and dusted nothing more to do. This was a Mohammed afar thing. He opened the door. So Mohammed the father, let me tell you the other places I'm humble the father took Serbia 1459 so 1453
he takes Constantinople Serbia 1453 Maria 1460 Black Sea 1461 vilac here 1462. Rockies. This is the place where you had Dracula. y'all heard of Dracula,
Dracula Dracula, there are only true to real hunted of Dracula in real life Dracula. Why was he known as Dracula, because what he would do is that he would drink the blood and he was also impaled people impaling your impaling is in painting is where you stick a person on a steak from his rear end. And now the belay comes out of his mouth. He says directly on record saying in a letter, I killed 23,884 Muslims boy
Give me an interview by by cutting the heads off and he said those we burnt in the home that they use. We didn't cut their heads off. We don't know there were many more
when Mohammed Al Fatah went to IKEA
to fight Dracula
he saw 20,000 men, women and children impaled Muslims 20,000 in history they say there was only two real Dracula hunters. Right do and hammer the Father. You know, Roger was Radu was the brother of Dracula. He was a Muslim.
Mohammed Oh 14 1462 He's the one. He's the one. Mohammed father was the one who destroyed Dracula, Bosnia to Bosnia and 1463 Carmen in 1473, Albania in 1478, Italy.
1480 140 reached Italy in 1481. The Pope was thinking about leaving Rome, that's how scared he was. It reaches he reaches any still part of the army, he reaches Rome. What happens is that when they reach Rome when sorry when they reach Italy, and they are ready to attack Rome and the pope is thinking about running away Mohammed Al Fatah Rahim Allah passes away 1481 they say 1492 was when Spain felt. They say humbler fault they had lived a few years, Spain would have never fallen 1481 he passed away. 1492 was when Spain passed away. You know, the momentum listen to this, though momentum Mohammed frt. Created in fighting the European lasted for 200 years. It took the Europeans 200 years
to repel the momentum that Obama had fought Rama toma la created, you know, a boom hammer party was known by the Muslim, the upper hierarchy, the father of good you know why he was known as the father of good
because where he lived, and wherever he conquered was a land of prosperity and hope and peace. He was the manifestation, the true manifestation of the dream of us, man.
You know, Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, yours the courier in nano bashira cobalamin owes the Korea
la salatu salam, we give you glad tidings of a son. His name will be yah yah. Yah, yah.
Can you imagine how happy is the Korea la salatu salam must be
though, the angels came and gave him glad tidings at old age that he would have a son. Can you imagine when Yeah, he grew up and they told him Oh yeah, you know what, the angels came and they gave glad tidings that you will be borne by Allah by Allah. If they had the right to be happy that the angels gave them glad tidings about their coming, then hammer the Father has far greater right because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said let us handle Tunisia but unable Amira me Roja when Mr. Jason leakage that you will surely Coco Constantinople
and the best Amir will be it's a meal Mohammed Al Fatah Rahim Allah one light one light if there was no other virtue for Mohammed Al Fatah besides this one I am going to mention that we in this ummah, have millions of concrete throughout history. But when you say alpha t v The Conqueror, only one man comes to mind. Nobody else other than Mohammed Al Fatah, we make dua that Allah Subhana Allah elevate the status of Mohammed Al Fatah may last month Allah create a million Mohammed Al 40s. May Allah subhanaw taala give us a fickle like Mohammed Al Fatah. I want to finish one thing and I want to mention one thing, which is thing 800 years after concert after the prophecy of the mercy of
Allah, the Muslims conquered Constantinople. 800 years they never forgot 11 times they lay siege to Constantinople. Why? Because there were people who held on to the history. When you forget your history. When you forget the importance of your land, you will forget them and this is why bravas has only been 70 years. Palestine never forget Palestine.
The day you forget Palestine, the way the day it's not fashionable for you to remember Palestine is the day that you will lose Palestine and as long as you will remember Palestine and you will walk West
Towards the end you will ingrain in your children inshallah, one day Palestine will come back inshallah.
May Allah subhanaw taala elevate all you brothers and sisters who have attended May Allah subhanaw taala placed is in your deeds of good on the Day of Judgment melasma Allah reward the masjid committee overloud As always, gratefully allow us to have events here may Allah Subhana Allah reward all you Providence especially for the brothers who
who live locally because Mashallah this machine. Community always comes marschallin hoods may last one to reward you encourage us, inshallah, may Allah subhanaw taala keep us united in the near united agenda for those barakallahu salaam aleikum wa Taala