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History of the Ottomans

This course has finished

Delivered by: Dr. Salim Ayduz (Fatih University, Istanbul)

Date: Saturday 26th November 2011Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Yunus Emre Centre, 10 Maple Street London, W1T 5HA

The courses are open to all but spaces are limited. Entry is through prior registration only. Prayer facilities available and coffee/tea provided during break sessions.


Within the Deadline dates pre-registration – Online payment

  • Students / Unemployed – £20
  • Employed – £25

After Deadline dates or on the door entry £30 – CASH / ONLINE

Unless the course is cancelled, there are no refunds for non-attendance

DEADLINE: MONDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2011 after which prices increase

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: "Verily you shall conquer Constantinople.What a wonderful leader its leader shall be,and what a wonderful army that army will be!" (Musnad Ahmad)

To fulfil the prophecy, many Sahabas tried such as Abu Ayub al Ansari and Muawiyah (ra), followed by various Caliphs such as Abdul Malik, Harunal-Rashid but they all failed to capture the city.

‘Just as there is a single sun in the sky, so too there should be a single state and a single religion in the world’- Sultan Muhammed Al Fatih (rh) Conqueror of Istanbul

Speaking up to 8 languages (including Turkish, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian,French, Latin and Serbian), staunch follower of the Sunnah and spurred by his teacher Shaykh Shamsuddin, Sultan Fatih conquered Constantinople (Istanbul) at the age of 21.

This short, intensive course aims to cover the following:

  • - Rise and Fall of the Ottomans
  • - Conquest of Constantinople in 1453
  • - The Great Sultans
  • - Political, Social and Administrative Structure
  • - Culture and Art
  • - Relationship between various Muslim states and other nations

Dr. Salim Ayduz

Dr. Salim Ayduz is originally from Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul Universityspecializing in the Ottomans. He has taught at various universities such as FatihUniversity in Istanbul and is a visitor scholar at Manchester University. His specializationinclude Ottoman Archival documents on Ottoman Imperial Arsenal (Tophane-i Amire) andhas published many scholarly articles at international symposiums. Currently, he is a SeniorResearcher at the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) andcontributed to the ì1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our worldî boththe book and with exhibitions around the world.

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