Saturday, May 11, 2013


Mirliva Jawad Pasha, the Commander for the stronghold of the Dardanelles, ordered that the mines be laid without delay, as a result of his dream. The Nusret Mine ship, under the command of Captain Ismail Hakki Bey, carried out this duty perfectly. Each mine that was laid out in the middle of the night of 17 March was placed upon thesea with the prayers.. Enemy ships didn't see Nusrat Mine Ship in these misty night.. That morning, having completed his duty, but afterwards Captain Ismail Hakki Bey's heart could not stand this excitement and became a martyr after suffering a heart attack.

In 18 March, when the enemy battleships entered the harbour, the mines that had been laid out the previous night began to explode. The result was that these important enemy battleships became buried in the harbour, and the attack by the enemy was warded off.

In the 1930 edition of ‘Revue de Paris’ journal, Winston Churchill analysed this event: “The main reason for so many people dying, for the heavy expense of the war, and for the sinking of 5000 trade and warships during World War I, were 26 mines that were swung on the end of a thin rope of steel laid down the previous night by the Turks.”

These are the unique blessings bestowed by Allah Most High in response to the respect and reverence shown for the Divine Speech…
-courtesy of Ottoman History

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