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A course led by Dr Waleed Hakeem explores Ertugrul as well as Ottoman history after him.

Ertugrul PART 1- FREE

The son of Suleyman Shah, leader of the Kayı tribe of Oghuz Turks, who fled from eastern Iran to Anatolia to escape the Mongol conquests. According to this legend, after the death of his father, Ertuğrul and his followers entered the service of the Seljuks of Rum, for which he was rewarded with dominion over the town of Söğüt on the frontier with the Byzantine Empire. This set off the chain of events that would ultimately lead to the founding of the Ottoman Empire. 

The Rise of the Ottomans PART 2

After the death of Ertugrul we see generations of leaders who come to the forefront. The Ottomans would eventually control a large portion of the known world, from Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. 

Course Objectives

1. To give Muslims a stronger sense of identity, as Ottoman history is the closest connection between the time of the Prophet peace be upon him and today’s modern Muslim world.

2. To understand how the Muslim world recovered from massive divisions at the end of the Abbasid Empire and got united by the Ottomans, giving hope for today’s younger generation in a divided Muslim world.

3. To appreciate the good qualities of Ottoman leaders and their families as role models, and how to benefit from these qualities in today’s world. 

4. To examine the actions of the Ottoman Caliphs in the light of the Quran & Sunnah, as to gain a deeper understanding of our religion.

5. To compare the events of the past to current events in order to draw valuable historical lessons that could be applied within a modern context.