Assalamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Islamic Circles presents:
HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN KHILAFAH
by Professor Ilber Ortayli (Director of the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul)*
Date: Saturday 19th December 2009
Time: 9.00 am 5.00 pm
Venue: Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
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)
'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
Spanning three continents over a period of six centuries,
the Ottoman Caliphate was one the longest lasting empires in
history. This short, intensive course aims to cover the
- 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
Professor Ilber Ortayli is one of the worlds leading Ottoman
historians. Widely known as a polyglot speaking over a dozen
languages and author of many publications and books on the
Ottomans. He has served in many universities including
Princeton, Moscow, Cambridge, Oxford and is an executive
committee member of the International Ottoman Studies
Association. Currently, he is president of the Topkapi
Palace Museum which was the official and primary residence
of the Ottoman Sultans and contains the Prophet
Muhammed's (saw) cloak and sword. He is also one of the
key academic consultants for the forthcoming film on
the great Ottoman Sultan, Muhammad Fatih (rh) conqueror
of Constantinople (Istanbul).
This course is open to all but spaces are limited.
Entry is through prior registration only.
For bookings and further information please contact:
Tel: 07956 983 609
Wassalaam 'alaikum wa rahmatullaah.