The Islamic Legacy Podcast

The Conquest of Constantinople

November 28, 2016

For centuries the capital of the great Byzantine Empire resisted attacks from its external enemies. Its walls had remained impregnable for a thousand years. In 1453, a young sultan inspired by the words of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), led a formidable force to the gates of Constantinople. Sultan Mehmet and his Ottoman army aspired to be the ones to liberate the city in the name of Islam.

Would he be the one to succeed where generations failed before him?