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Dracula: Hollywood’s desperate attack on Islām

The Real Untold Story of How the Muslims killed the Dracula

 

“He who controls the present controls the past.” [1]

Many will be aware of the new Hollywood film which has been recently released entitled: ‘Dracula Untold’. It might not be well known that, supernatural powers aside, the tale of Dracula is actually based on a real person. Unfortunately however, this film is such a fictitious remake that it speaks volumes about the rise of Islamophobia as well as it does about the West’s attempts to seek to rewrite history by glamourising mass murders whilst peddling the fear of the ‘Muslim invaders’. What follows is a summarised account of the real, well-known history of Dracula.

Vlad Dracula was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia (modern day Romania), ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the emergent Uthmani Khilafah, the Ottoman Caliphate, and its conquest of the Balkans. His father, Vlad II Dracul, was a member of the Order of the Dragon, which was founded to protect Christianity in Eastern Europe and was fashioned after the military orders of the Crusades requiring initiates to defend the Cross and fight the so-called “enemies of Christianity”, in particular the Muslim Ottoman Caliphate.

Childhood

There was a time, when much of what is modern Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus, the Balkans, the Crimea and almost all of southern Russia was ruled by Muslims. This was once part of the Muslim heartland of Islām, the Ottomon Empire and produced many great leaders and scholars. Today of course, the only majority Muslim community found in mainland Europe is in Bosnia, Kosovo and al-Baniya, Albania.

The Christian communities in Hungary and Wallachia wanted to fight against the Ottomans, however they were very weak and there was much disunity amongst them. In 1436, Vlad II Dracul ascended to the throne in Wallacia only to be dethroned by those loyal to the King in Hungary, János Hunyadi. Vlad II sought the help of the Ottoman Muslims who in turn sought payment of the Jiz’yah, a tax which non-Muslims pay to a Muslim ruler in return for their protection from outside nations. As part of this deal, Sultan Murad II asked that Vlad II send two of his four sons to Istanbul to be educated. Vlad II agreed and so he sent his two sons and he in turn was ascended to the throne again in Wallachia by the Ottomans.

The two sons who travelled back with the Muslims to Edirne were Vlad Dracula and his younger brother, Radu. Vlad is the one who we have now come to know as Dracula because the word Dracula means ‘son of Dracul’ which was the name of his father. The word ‘Dracula’ has of course since taken on a different meaning, being synonymous with a devilish evil, and we will see why this is.

Whilst under the tutelage of the Ottoman Muslims, the boys were provided with education including that of Islamic texts. Radu became Muslim and was a close friend with the young boy of the Sultan Murad II, Muḥammad (Mehmet II). Vlad however was rebellious and is recorded to have developed a well-known hatred for Muslims even though he too studied the Qur’ān, spoke Arabic, Persian, Turkish and of course Wallachian (Romanian).

In 1447 the King of Hungary attacked Wallachia and killed Vlad Dracula and Radu’s father and brothers. Given that Vlad’s father had paid the Jiz’yah, the Muslims defended them against the Hungarians and they installed Vlad Dracula in power.

In the meantime, Radu at the age of 22 became a leading Mujāhid (one who strives in the path of Allāh) within the Ottoman court and commanded the Janissaries (the foreign contingent of the army). He was sent by his good friend Muḥammad, who by this stage had become the Sultan at the age of 19, to subdue various rebellions such as that in Anatolia. Perhaps more importantly, he participated alongside Sultan Muḥammad in the Ottomon siege which eventually led to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Constantinople was the capital city for the Roman Byzantine Empire. Napoleon was quoted as once saying, “If the Earth were a single state, Constantinople would be its capital” [2]. As for Sultan Muḥammad, he was from here on forever to be known as Muḥammad Fātiḥ (Muḥammad the Conqueror), and his new city was from here on forever to be referred to as Islambul, meaning the “City of Islām”. It should be noted that it was only during the secularisation process of Ataturk where it took on the name of ‘Istanbul’ which has no relevant meaning. Incidentally, there are coins in the British Museum from 1730 where the name of the city, Islambul is clearly imprinted [3]. By conquering Constantinople, Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ had also fulfilled the blessed words of the Messenger of Allāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) who said concerning this event:

“Verily, Constantinople shall be conquered. Its commander shall be the best commander ever, and his army shall be the best army ever.” [4]

Crusades

With the fall of Constantinople, Pope Pius II called for crusade in 1459 against the Ottoman Muslims, at the Congress of Mantua. In this crusade, the main role was to be played by Matthias Corvinus, son of János Hunyadi, the King of Hungary. To this effect, Matthias Corvinus received from the Pope 40,000 golden coins, an amount that was thought to be enough to gather an army of 12,000 men and purchase 10 warships. In this context, Vlad Dracula allied himself with Matthias Corvinus, whose family it should be remembered killed his family, with the hope of keeping the Ottomans out of the country.

The Declaration of War

Later that year, Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ sent emissaries to Vlad in Wallachia to urge him to pay a delayed jiz’yah which Vlad Dracula had put off paying. Unknown to the Ottomans, Vlad Dracula had already allied himself with the Hungarians and joined the Pope’s call for a Crusade against them. Vlad Dracula met with the emissaries and said to them, “If you want to step inside of my port, you have to take off your turban and bow.” The Muslims responded that they would not remove their turban and “we only bow to Allāh”. So Vlad once again demanded, “Take it off” and again they refused. Vlad Dracula then told someone to come with some very big nails and hammers and he said, “If they refuse to remove it for me then they will never remove it again.” And he commanded that their turbans be nailed into their heads. Of course, this resulted in them being killed – this act was a declaration of war against the Muslims which Vlad Dracula had been spoiling for.

Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ sent the Bey of Nicopolis, Hamza Pasha to eliminate Vlad Dracula. Vlad Dracula however planned an ambush. Hamza Pasha, the Bey of Nicopolis, brought with him 10,000 cavalry and when passing through a narrow pass north of Giurgiu, Vlad Dracula launched a surprise attack. The Christians had the Muslims surrounded and defeated and almost all of them were caught and impaled, with Hamza Pasha impaled on the highest stake to show his rank. Impalement was Vlad Dracula’s preferred method of torture and execution and it was this which makes him stand out in being remembered as absolutely evil and barbaric. Impalement is the penetration of an organism by an object such as a stake, pole, spear or hook, by complete (or partial) perforation of the body, often the central body mass. What they would do is get a very long stick, make sharp one end and insert it through a person’s back passage, driving it through their body until it came out of their mouth. Often, the victims would be alive and this is how they would be killed. Then they would put this stick into the ground and impale others, putting them next to each other.

Massacres

In the winter of 1462, Vlad Dracula crossed the Danube and devastated the entire Bulgarian land in the area between Serbia and the Black Sea. Disguising himself as Turkish, utilising the fluent Turkish he had learned whilst under the care of the Muslims, he infiltrated and destroyed Ottoman camps. In a letter to Corvinus of Hungary, he wrote:

“I have killed peasant men and women, old and young… We killed 23,884 Turks (Muslims) without counting those whom we burned in homes or the Turks whose heads were cut by our soldiers… Thus, your highness, you must know that I have completely broken any peace with him (Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ).

Vlad Dracula’s attack was celebrated by the then western Christendom; the Saxon cities of Transylvania, the Italian states and the Pope. A Venetian envoy, upon hearing about the news at the court of Corvinus, expressed great joy and said that the whole of Christianity should celebrate Vlad’s successful campaign. The Genoese from Caffa also thanked him.

In response to this, Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ raised an army of around 60,000 troops and 30,000 irregulars, and in spring of 1462 headed towards Wallachia. This army was under the Sultan’s commandership and in its ranks was his friend and brave Mujāhid, Radu. Vlad Dracula was unable to stop the Ottomans from crossing the Danube on June 4, 1462 and on entering Wallachia, they found that on one of the very long roads leading to the capital of this area were 20,000 Muslims impaled along the sides of these roads. Imagine this, we suffer today no doubt but incidents of such brute are very rare indeed. You can imagine how Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ felt to see even one Muslim killed which was too much to bare, but to mutilate their bodies after this was something, which was beyond acceptable.

Vlad Dracula constantly organised small attacks and ambushes on the Muslims and adopted what we would call today ‘Guerrilla warfare’. Pausing for a moment and thinking of the current state of the Muslim world, it is clear that it is now the Muslims who usually adopt guerrilla tactics in view of their weakness and inferior military might whereas Muslims were in the time of Muḥammad Fātiḥ, the superpower of the day.

The End Game

After some time, Radu, who remained faithful to Islām and the Sultan and spent his entire life on the frontlines of Jihād and battle in protection of the frontiers of the Ottoman Empire, was charged with the responsibility of pursuing his brother and thus showing the world that in Islām, brotherhood in faith is given priority over blood relations where they have an enmity towards the faith. Vlad Dracula was running out of funds and returned to Hungary to seek help from Corvinus, who instead of helping Vlad Dracula, imprisoned him as he was seen as a liability even for the Christians. In his absence, Radu defeated the remnants of Vlad Dracula’s army and became the ruler in Wallachia and he ruled from 1463-1473 when he died at the age of 40. Meanwhile, Vlad Dracula was released from prison and he returned to Wallachia once again and retook power in 1476 with Hungarian support. He immediately assembled an army and invaded Bosnia, slaughtering its Muslim population and impaling 8,000 on stakes in a forest of human bodies. Vlad Dracula had arisen from the darkness with the objective of eliminating Islām from the Balkans once and for all and installing Christianity. Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ invaded Wallachia and faced the forces of Vlad in Bucharest, Romania. Vlad’s army was overrun in a blitz and all were killed, including Vlad himself. His head was removed from his body and was taken back to Istanbul. They impaled his head and put it at the gates of Islambul where it stood for about 2 – 3 months to send a clear message to others. “If you want to be like this man, then dare wage war against us.”

Points to note

This was the demise of Dracula and again as Muslims, most of us will not even know about this. How many people even know that Dracula was a real man?

It is very important that we do not allow distractions such as this new film’s fictitious rewriting of history to shape our understanding of what really happened. The film is truly shocking in its attempt to rewrite history, in portraying a man who was truly barbaric and brute in nature, as a brave man and a hero. They seek to show that his war with the Muslims started because he was seeking to protect his children, which of course is far from the truth; this was a man who did not care about family. What is more insulting and offensive is that by portraying Vlad as a hero, they are portraying his enemies, the Muslims as being barbaric and thereby also insulting the great man whom the Messenger of Allāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) had spoken about, Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ.

Many Muslims had tried before Muḥammad Fātiḥ to be the best commander ever as prophesied in the Hadith by attempting to conquer Constantinople for over eight hundred years, making ten attempts. Among them were some of the greatest men whose names shine as bright stars including ‘Uthman b. ‘Affan (radiyAllāhu‘anhu), Mu’awiyah b. Abū Sufyān (radiyAllāhu‘anhu), Abū Ayyūb al-Ansari (radiyAllāhu‘anhu) who was martyred and buried there, Sulaymān b. ʿAbd al-Mālik, Harun al-Rashīd, and many Muslim commanders from the age of the Umayyad Caliphate, ‘Abbasid Caliphate and also the ‘Uthmāni Caliphate. This was a man whom when asked about his capabilities and how he managed the conquest, replied:

I have two traits: 1) a heart as hard as a rock that does not rest until I achieve what I want; (2) an eye that cries out of fear of Allāh jalla wa’ala. So how could I not achieve victory?”

It was to defend his honour, raḥimahu Allāhu (may Allāh’s mercy be upon him), and that of the Muslims who were martyred at the hands of the Dracula, may Allāh grant them all Jannah (Paradise), that caused me to write this article. Unfortunately, we find certain desperate, lowly movements in the West through the many weapons in their armoury, including the make-believe propaganda tool that is Hollywood, demeaning this noble champion of Islām whilst upholding a bloodthirsty savage who committed many atrocities against humanity and in doing so, they legitimise his crimes and not a word of condemnation will you find being uttered from their lips. It would be inconceivable that a film be made to depict Hitler as a hero but yet the Muslim community is hated so blindly by some in today’s society that not many will even see this issue in that context. As a New Statesman article recently put it: “The vilification of Islām has reached such heights that when the Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ is cast opposite history’s bloodiest psycho-tyrant, it’s Dracula who emerges as the tragic hero [5].”

What is apparent from the film is that it recreates evil as good and good as evil. It reaffirms the narrative which is prevalent in current times and the strategy deployed against Muslims. Aa famous statement from Malcolm X (raḥimahu Allāhu) comes to mind when he said:

“If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

So there you have it. You will often hear the saying that garlic kills a ‘Dracula’ or a silver bullet or a wooden stake through the heart – of course none of these killed Dracula. Indeed it was the Muslims who killed the Dracula. Let this serve as a reminder to the many bloodthirsty Draculas we have in our midst today, that if anyone wants to follow his way, they too will face the same wrath from the Muslims until justice is restored for all of humanity. We are not afraid of one desperate film changing anything, for it is Allāh that determines what legacy is left for each person—it is no coincidence that this Dracula has and always will be remembered as a monstrous, blood-sucking vampire, by people all over the globe. And likewise, Muḥammad Fātiḥ will always be known as the victor.

Source: www.islam21c.com

Notes:

[1] George Orwell, 1984

[2] Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution

[3] http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_image.aspx?image=k146828.jpg&retpage=17475

[4] Imām Aḥmad, al-Musnad, no 18478

[5] http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/10/what-historical-inaccuracies-dracula-untold-tell-us-about-rise-islamophobia

The following sources were also used:

Sultan Muḥammad al-Fātiḥ, Dr ʿAli Muḥammad al-Salābi

Mehmed the Conqueror and his Time by Babinger, Franzz

The Vampire Book: The Encyclopaedia of the Undead by J. Gordon Melton

Dracula, Prince of many Faces: His Life and His Times and The History of Dracula and vampires by McNally, Raymond T and Floresc, Radu R;

Dracula: Essays on the Life and Times of Vlad Ţepeş and Vlad III Dracula: The Life and Times of the Historical Dracula by Kurt W. Treptow

About Z A Rahman

Z.A Rahman is a community activist and a member of a large Mosque in the UK. He graduated in Law, specialising in discrimination law and now works for a leading national company. He has a keen interest in politics and history, particularly Islamic history. He also enjoys traveling and has visited numerous countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

52 comments

  1. I have a new respect for Vlad. Didn’t realize he was killing Muslims.

  2. Andreas Iversen

    Invaders that come to steal other peoples land and enslave their children deserve no sympathy. Nor mercy.

  3. Dracula untold was a great movie, it involved killing Muslims.

    Can’t wait to see Sniper

  4. That was a very interesting read.

    Thanks for taking the time to expose Hollywood for what it really is.

    As for the haters out there, why are you trying to find fault with Muhammad Fatih when all he was doing was trying to seek justice for the crimes of Dracula.

    The numbers of people that Dracula not just killed but impaled which is sickening even by Christian standards is nothing compared to the numbers that Muhammad Fatih neutralized.

  5. Thank you for telling the truth about this nonsense, they did the same thing in 300. They want to change the history of every time the Europeans lost a war or an empire to Arabs/Persians/Turks. The ones who hate people from the Middle East hate us because we’re the only ones in history to ever be able to conquer them.

    I’m not here to talk about who was good or who was bad, but at least stick to historical accuracy when you present movies based loosely on history. Why not change history about Hitler and say he was a great guy doing everything for the greater good of his people?

  6. Logan Hartanian

    Wow, this is the biggest pile of revisionist history dog poop I have ever read. It says nothing of the fact that the no European country should have been subjugated by the Ottoman Empire. It also omits that having your kids kidnapped for the jannissary corps was not celebrated by every parent. Additionally, IMPALEMENT was an OTTOMAN TURK PUNISHMENT, that Dracula turned back upon the Ottoman invaders. Also mysteriously missing is the fact that RADU was seduced forcibly by MURAD II, whose access via his son’s friendship resulted in a fluorishing pederastic relationship, something akin but much stronger than the one Michael Jackson had to fork over money for, to a now grown man, who resides in France. All in all, this article is fiction because of its literary license. Meanwhile in present day Wallachia, or Romania, they remember Dracula as a hero who saved the country, a country btw which remains majorally Christian, secular and not at all damaged by the dysfunction of radical Islam.

    • Thanks for not bearing the tedious burden of looking for proofs for your fanciful claims. So, on one hand we have a thoroughly referenced (from impartial, non-Muslim historians) account, and then we have your clearly biased rant telling us it was all some kind of elaborate conspiracy…I didn’t need a B in GCSE History to tell me which to believe!

  7. The last paragraph is not helping:

    Let this serve as a reminder to the many bloodthirsty Draculas we have in our midst today, that if anyone wants to follow his way, they too will face the same wrath from the Muslims until justice is restored for all of humanity.

    Are innocent people of all faiths experiencing this wrath now? and who decides what is justice, or who has is guilty and will face your wrath? Peace is not achieved this way.. you sound like a lot like our bloodthirsty adversary.

    • My friend in your quest to play the rational pacifist you are missing the point! The author has not once advocated or promoted any violent tendencies! Please do not be insulted but the problem is that the so called Muslim Ummah is full of hypocrites who want to just keep being Muslim but put no effort into what it requires! Firstly Muslims as a people have a lot to answer for… not to the west or to the people of the world but to Allah and themselves. So please stop justifying and vilifying any attempts to stand up for yourself! The media, the films, the tv, radio, internet, lecture halls are all screaming for Muslims to be butchered..nuked.. slaughtered and all the brother here said is that we will not just lie down and die and u have a problem. In fact shame on you and the weakness of your nafs! NO Muslim can and will ever attack innocents… it does not compute with the din or the practice of the Sunnah of Allah as Muhammad (s) embodied it! So whats your point in haranguing the brother for standing up for ourselves? You want to be a coward then go for it…. plenty of uncle Toms in the world… that’s the problem! A true Muslim stands shoulder to shoulder with any Jew, Christian, Hindu.. other faiths and Muslims against oppression, injustice and the perversions of the Shaitan who are now ruling the world! Wake up…..

  8. To be very precise:
    In War killing is legal but killing for fun/mutilating innocent civilians (old,women,children) is what make the person evil and villain and the killer who kills if necessary, treat war prisoners with dignity and give respects to the other community people living in that region is what makes them The Conqueror and The Hero.
    Hope people understands.

  9. great article

  10. Food for Thought

    Why is it you glorify the conquests of muslim rulers (“greatest men whose names shine as bright stars”) while you demonise the same deeds done by christian rulers. Is not all life lost from said conquests equally precious?

    Another passage that seems to suggest that you think muslim lives are more important than “infidel” ones is this:
    “imagine how Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ felt to see even one Muslim killed which was too much to bare”.
    So killing non-muslims are okay? Are muslims superior to non-muslims?

    While I agree with you that Hollywood is only a tool of propaganda used to push their agenda, your disgusting set of “morals” don’t exactly help your cause either. In fact, it just further propagates that idea that the west is trying to sell; that you are a bloodthirsty, murderous bunch.

    • We glorify conquests that liberated men from subjugation of other men, and brought civilisation, prosperity, intelligence and justice. Not all conquests are the same.

      As for the drivel about morals and killing non-Muslims, I would like to ask why you arbitrarily reduce the matter to ‘Muslims and non-Muslims’, as though every non-Muslim is a bloodthirsty barbarian like Dracul and his armies. Looks like in your desperation to try and paint a different picture you’ve highlighted an even more embarrassing flaw in your own “morals”, if they can even be called that.

    • Are Muslims superior than non-Muslims: A man/Women who submits to the True One Power and Source known to us as Allah is more superior than a person who acknowledges nothing! This is the way it is! This classic argument by atheists and other weak minded individuals is designed to create doubt in the minds of those who believe! Now a person could be Jew, Christian, Hindu, Buddhists etc… and may also be righteous and upright in his/her morals then they are under the umbrella and equal to a Muslim so there is no question of superiority.. but one who rejects His Lord is not only unequal but not even worth engaging with! To be your way and to me mine… simple! Muslims are intolerant… No they are not! Muslims are violent .. no they are not! Arabs, Asian, Africans and Europeans may be all these things but a Muslim by definition is not… The definition of a Muslim is right there in the Quran…. why are we so confused? Why do we fall for these Shaitans who try and reduce our language and thoughts to their level so that we get wrapped up in their rhetoric and fantasies! The truth is simple… One God… you are Accountable for your actions… in this life stand up for justice and the oppressed!

  11. Count Dracula

    hello all…..means muslims, christains and everyone.

    as a muslim i have seen more than 80% of this Ummah dont even pray their 5 prayers daily, which is most imp thing to do being a muslim. same percentage goes for other religion followers that they dont do the most basic and most imp things in their religion.

    going in masjid, church and temple is free but who goes? going in cenima cost u avg $20 and yet there are lines to get the tickets!

    so instead of discussing who was dracula and why muslims killed him, or what is hollywood and why they are making these kind of wrong movies….we must all focus on ourselves. we must all correct ourselves and follow our religions.

    tell me if this dracula movie has been made exactly the way the things are in history…..then what? will it cause any benefit to muslims? loss to christains?.

    let me talk about muslims to muslims…….in Islam going to cinema and watch movie is not allowed, music is haram, sitting/mixing with or around unknown women is forbidden. now see muslims dont follow these basic things…….and yet how angry they are that why hollywood made this movie this way? if u r so concerned with islam and how King Mohammad Fateh was and his way of life…..then in the very 1st place u must havent goen to watch any movie.

    so why the hypocracy? u want to be a muslim then be a muslim, dont be a hypocrite. there is either a muslim or a non muslim……there no middle path. so where does u stand? and do u fulfill basic criteria to be a muslim? now dont tell that we say Kalima and thats y we r muslim……..so does every other religion follower do…….christains says their kailma, jews says their…….so what? just saying a sentence but not actually follow the message of the religion doesnt make u muslim.

    • Things are not as plain as you have described. Islam is not all to gather against watching films, listening to music and being with nonMehram. If any object for example film or music contain indecent stuff is forbidden, and if it is something purely based on knowledge or something beneficial is allowed. The problem is people only see black and white about Islam without understanding it completely. If some Muslims don’t offer their five times prayers, blaim cannot be given to islam.
      Islam also condemns atrocities committed against innocent civilians regardless by whom.

  12. Nasir Khanzada

    A healthy comments followed on an excellent article and historically correct that I am aware of. Perhaps it may suffice to add Verses of the Qur’an here:
    “Lo! Those who believe, and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans –whosoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right—surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come unto them neither shall they grieve”. (2:62)
    “I (God) swear by the passage of time, that man is surely in a state of loss, except those who believe and do good, and exhort one another to Truth, and exhort one another to steadfastness.” (103)

  13. I love watching movies. I love history as well, especially those that requires to think which is true or false.

    For me i have read many books and articles regarding Dracula and Sultan al-Fatih, and your version is true.

    So when i watched the movie, the whole historical context it portrays just doesn’t make any sense. Personally i dont mind watching lotr or hobbit or harry potter because it was purely a fantasy.

    But to twist history, rewrite it, and make a movie out of it is totally unacceptable. I hope a dedicated filmmaker and historian out there can remake the movie based on the actual scenes.

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  15. So, someone having “a heart as hard as a rock that does not rest until I achieve what I want” and invading and enslaving people isn’t “absolutely evil and barbaric” but rather makes him ” the great man whom the Messenger of Allāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) had spoken about, Sultan Muḥammad Fātiḥ.” if it’s done by a muslim.
    Good to know.

    • Either yes or no. Yes, if you have some secret information nobody else has and we just *trust* your unreferenced commentary; or no, if you actually read your own quote—which conveniently falls short of actually quoting anything blameworthy. Better luck next time.

    • @Hector
      Funny how you left out the 2nd part of the Quote, in your little ramble?! He had eyes that cried out of fear of the One who Created him!! The hecklers are so preditable…Loool

      I have two traits: 1) a heart as hard as a rock that does not rest until I achieve what I want; (2) an eye that cries out of fear of Allāh jalla wa’ala. So how could I not achieve victory?”

      • So, “a heart as hard as a rock that does not rest until I achieve what I want” is a good thing if someone imagines they serve “the one who created” them. No difference between Dracula and Sultan Mohammed then except the being they imagined justified their crimes..

      • Nasir Khanzada

        Well done, Muslimah!

        • The quote is in line with Quranic teaching if you reflect upon it i.e. both Determination and Humility

          “And that there is nothing for Man except what he tried, His efforts shall be seen. And rewarded to fullest extent.” (Sura An-Najm 53:39-41) & “And they fall down on their faces weeping and it increases their humility.” (17:109) etc..

          So, thank you sister Muslimah and Masha-Allah for making your point

    • to “Hector and his ilk”, Yes, absolutely you all need to know ” if Islam says something is good, it is good”. Period. That is it. Plus, before you start something, look at yourself and non-muslim’s “excellent works!!! today and in the past” then try to find some “courage” to talk to Muslims. Just first sort your own dirts out! Show some kind of self-respect and consistency! Okay? You, infidel are not the bring black from Africa to make them slave and not to colonize other countries etc… What are you talking about?

      • ” if Islam says something is good, it is good”
        So it wasn’t Dracula’s cruelty that was bad but the fact that he wasn’t obeying god. Sultan Mohammed, on the other hand, was perfectly entitled to torture and murder because that was what god wanted.

        “before you start something, look at yourself and non-muslim’s “excellent works!!! today and in the past” then try to find some “courage” to talk to Muslims. Just first sort your own dirts out! Show some kind of self-respect and consistency! Okay? You, infidel are not the bring black from Africa to make them slave and not to colonize other countries etc…”

        As you say, what are you talking about?

        • again no historical evidence for your statements

          • The only historical evidence I used was Mr Rahman’s claim that Muḥammad Fātiḥ said “I have… a heart as hard as a rock that does not rest until I achieve what I want”.
            Was Mr Rahman wrong here as well, then? Or is having “a heart as hard as a rock that does not rest until I achieve what I want” a good thing, if the man who boasts of it imagines he serves allah? If that is so, what is the historical evidence for it?

  16. My dear brothers and sisters, what is clear is that Hollywood is the biggest zionist machine in the west, a real Hasbra operation, as well as boycotting Israeli goods we should all boycott Hollywood and the hatred they harbour for Islam and it’s followers. We need just understand who fund, produce and make Hollywood.

  17. What a wonderful and informative article,
    Muslims arecrealy upon thectruth.

  18. Lol you got to be havin a laugh right? The ottomans were terrible. They butchered millions of people conqueuring easteren europe also had a court for muslims and a seperate for non muslims. They were NOT tolerent of all religions infact far from it. They also had of a million european slaves . I could go on but this kind of biased dribble really bugs me

    • And where are your sources/evidence? Another media brainwashed ****..

    • I only want the truth

      @Jay, please reference your fairytale comments….you can’t because…..its not true. Read up on the ottoman history and you’ll appreciate their governance.
      A great article, well done 🙂 I remember watching a discover channel documentary few years ago they also exposed dracula vlad for his Hitler like crimes and concluded how he met his death just like this article

    • Nasir Khanzada

      Sorry, you are biased and ignorant in history. Your concept is developed for European Christian consumption after the Muslim fell from world power and there after the rise of Europeans as to this day.

  19. Aslaamu Alaikum…Maa Shaa Allah to bro Rahman for the excellent article.

    If we are all to agree that you are what you EAT, then it is true to say that you are also what you SEE and HEAR! Hollywood is little more than a ANIMAL FEEDING PROGRAM, on MASS SCALE!….FOOD FOR THOUGHT NO?

    Why do I use the word ANIMAL?

    It’s because animals blindly line and take what is given to them regardless of the substance or content as long as its smells or looks alight!

    We Muslims from ‘Bani ADAM’ not ‘Bani ANIMAL’!

  20. Melinda Taylor

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article. I have not seen the movie yet. But what makes me sad is the bottomline seems that it’s about conquering lands and people. Of course religion came into play and I wonder how God/Allah felt about all of this.

    • Nasir Khanzada

      Allah/God/Yaweh/Lord replace nations with another better as said in the Qur’an. The Muslims (not Islam)decayed and so replaced by Europeans as to this day!

  21. Abdur Rahman Junaid

    Masha’Allah.. such a wonderfully written article, albeit i must admit, I haven’t watched the new movie yet and I have heard of the Vlad Dracula.. It was foolish of me to presume that the movie was based on Bram Stoker’s novel.. but i should have known better from the word “untold” in the title.. nevertheless, a very fine read indeed..

  22. Ibn Abdullah Ibn Abdullah

    Asalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

    This is a well written story maa shaa Allah. However i would greatly appreciate it if you could give us the references especially on the following points:
    1) the source of the letter which Vlad sends to Corvinus (where is it from)
    2) Evidence that he nailed the emissaries turbans to their heads
    3) Evidence that Corvinus viewed Vlad as a liability hence why he imprisoned him
    4) Evidence of Vlad’s death

    A sincere reminder that a Muslim must give due to where its due. Vlad organised his troops well and used his knowledge of the terrain to harass the badly organised Muslim force, let’s not belittle him inshallah.

    I await your reply

    Jazakumullah khairan
    Your brother

    • Lets not belittle the man who butchered thousands of muslim men women and children, are you really actually a muslim?

    • Even if he was a well organized commander, which should be acknowledged and even learnt from (if true), ….it doesn’t mean we stop despising, hating and belittling him for thousands of atrocities he committed. Subhaanallaah, even many Christians and other none Muslims affirm the he used evil barbaric methods that were not needed.

      • Ibn Abdullah Ibn Abdullah

        belittle
        1. to consider or speak of (something) as less valuable or important than it really is; disparage
        2. to cause to make small; dwarf

        Have i ever condoned his actions? I said “do not belittle him”

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