Muhammad Al-Fatih was born on 27th Rajab, 835 A.H., 30th March, 1432. He was brought up under the supervision of his father, Sultan Murad II, the seventh Ottoman Sultan. His father prepared and trained him to shoulder the responsibilities of the position of a Sultan. Muhammad Al-Fatih memorized all the Quran, learnt the Prophetic narrations, Islamic jurisprudence, mathematics, astronomy and the skills required for war.
For eight centuries, the conquest of Constantinople, now Istanbul Turkey was a dream for the Muslim commanders. Ever since the era of the revered companion, Mu`aawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyaan, there had been many attempts to conquer it, but none had succeeded.
Every Muslim commander wanted to be the conqueror praised in the narration in which the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "You will conquer Constantinople. Its commander is the best and its army (that will conquer it) is the best."
Who was then the person about whom the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) gave glad tidings? It was Muhammad Al-Faatih may Allaah have mercy upon him son of the Ottoman Sultan Murad II.
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