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One day in the late 1930’s, the title of the group’s fifth conference was “The Muslim Brotherhood and the Caliphate.” In this conference, Hassan Al-Banna said: “The Muslim Brotherhood is making the idea of the Caliphate and working to restore it to the top of their curriculum !!”
From the “Turkey Now – Ottomans” website, we offer you a brief snippet of the history of the caliphate to which the Brotherhood is recovering as the beacon of their lives and the head of their curriculum.
The study was entitled “To kill for pleasure … Why were the Ottoman sultans described as sadistic” ?! and published on September 22, 2020.
The author wonders: Why did the sultans of the Othman family enjoy torture and murder to the point of sadism ?! Did their abnormal education among the pavilions of the palaces in Istanbul play a role in the turmoil that surrounded their biography ?!
He tries to answer these questions in the light of the history of only two Ottoman sultans, each of whom has been described as utter madness and absolute sadism, and they are respectively: Sultan Murad IV, then Sultan Ibrahim the Majnun.
Before we casually go into the biography of Ibrahim and Murad, who are brothers, we must dwell on a phenomenon that took place in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul during the 17th century AD, known as “prince cages”. They were isolated pavilions in the Ottoman shrine, without windows, in which the young princes of the Ottoman dynasty were imprisoned during their youth and youth, to prevent them from interfering with the outside world and thus declaring rebellion against their brother, the Sultan. on the throne.
Sultana Safiya, one of the concubines who ruled the Ottoman Empire during what is known as the harem era, was the one who invented these cages as an alternative to the new sultan who executed all his male brothers, a old custom that Safiya herself practiced when she achieved a record by killing 18 Ottoman princes in one night during the inauguration of Her son, Sultan Mehmed III.
As for Murad IV, he is the son of Sultan Ahmed I and Sultana Kosem. At the age of eleven, Murad quickly emerged from the cages of princes to pledge allegiance to the Sultanate in place of his uncle Sultan Mustafa I, who was also isolated due to the apparent madness in him. During the first period of Murad’s reign, his mother, Sultana Kosem, was in charge of the affairs of the Ottoman Empire.
The presence of Murad IV in Hajar Kosem lasted for nine whole years (1623-1632), at the end of which he met with the Diwan and scholars and announced his issuance of a decree placing the guardianship of the Sultana Kosem on him terminate, and confirm. that he intended to eliminate the chaos that pervaded the entity of the state, and threatened that he would not hesitate to oppress those who did not. He obeys whoever that person is.
Murad IV later proved that he really meant his threats. He was known for disguising himself with the privacy of his soldiers in the guise of ordinary people, and for taking to the streets of Istanbul to impose the death sentence on drinkers of alcohol and coffee, and the latter was still banned because of the effect thereof on the mind.
Murad was not content to punish coffee drinkers or drunkards with torture (that is, beating), for example, but he himself carried out the death sentence, as he killed dozens of Istanbul residents by beheading them with his own sword. He also ordered his soldiers to drown dozens of others in the waters of the Bosphorus.
This madness and sophistication in the choice of means of killing has spread to the harem, which is suspected of Murad, the owner of the hard experience with his mother, Kosem. On one occasion, the Sultan drowned a group of maids because they disturbed him, and on another occasion he ordered a second group of maids to pull out completely and jump into a pool while shooting them with his rifle. and it appears that he accused them of conspiring. against him with his mother, the Sultana, who then lived far from the only thing, the one she truly loved: may.
And about Ibrahim the Majnun, the study says that Ibrahim was born in 1615 to Sultan Ahmed I and Sultana Kosem. He lived his entire childhood confined to the cages of princes. He was plagued by a plague because of that fatal unity, as well as because of his constant threat to be killed by his brother Murad IV, who wanted to get rid of Ibrahim and take the throne in memory of his crucifixion.
Although Murad stopped his plan, and then died in 1640, which meant that Ibrahim ascended the Ottoman throne, and his fears disappeared, the deep psychological crisis he experienced left him with apparent madness. news believe until he his brother’s body itself.
All this in any case meant nothing ugly to the Sultana Kosem or her Janitsaris, for their only concern was to return to their comfortable seats of power. So they welcomed Abraham’s madness, and even encouraged him to do so.
It was reported from the statesmen of that era that they advised Sultan Ibrahim to enjoy the concubines and concubines and multiply them. And Ibrahim accepted it without hesitation, until he became a puppet in the hands of the virgins of the Haram like Shukrbara, who in endless private sessions let the Sultan subtract himself from everything with entertainment, games and debauchery. Then Khasaki followed, which was more serious than the first.
Talli Khasaki had a wide influence on Ibrahim to the extent that her orders became obedient to him. To the extent that when he married her, the Treasury of Egypt gave her a dowry for a whole year. He also furnished and decorated his entire palace with black and white leather because of his love for its shape and colors.
This madness continued until 1648, when the Janitsar revolution against Sultan Ibrahim broke out, accusing him of madness and squandering state funds. They enlisted the help of Sheikh al-Islam Abd al-Rahman Effendi to issue a fatwa allowing Ibrahim to be deposed, which he did in August 1648, and the sultan was captured again in one of the rooms, while his son Mehmed IV, who was still seven years old, was promised fidelity, with Sultan Kosem again granting guardianship. Then the revolutionary issued a new fatwa authorizing the assassination of Sultan Ibrahim, and executed him by strangling only 11 days after he was deposed when he was thirty-three years old.
And God in His creation has brothers, crazy Turks, and a mad caliphate !!!!