Friday, 10 May 2013
Ottoman rule in Madinah 1916-1919
Fahreddin Pasha or Umar Fakhr ud-Din Pasha (1868–1948) was the commander of Ottoman army and governor of Medina from 1916 to 1919.
As he was preparing to defend the Prophet (saw) against an impending assault, he said to his soldiers from the pulpit of the Masjid of the Prophet (saw):
"Soldiers! I appeal to you in the name of the Prophet, my witness. I command you to defend him and his city to the last cartridge and the last breath, irrespective of the strength of the enemy. May Allah help us, and may the spirit of Muhammad be with us.
"Officers of the heroic Ottoman army! O little Muhammads, come forward and promise me, before our Lord and the Prophet, to honor your faith with the supreme sacrifice of your lives."
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