There are a number of significant and yet controversial personalities throughout Islamic history that have been greatly misunderstood and misrepresented by Western historians. Sultan Abdul Hamid II is one such personality, and unfortunately, there is very little unbiased and authentic information about him in English. Most of the information on his life has been written from a Western perspective that does not draw from Islamic and Ottoman sources.
Muhammad Harb is a well-known Ottoman historian who has been serving in this field for nearly 60 years! He wrote the biography Sultan Abdul Hamid II, The Last Great Ottoman Sultan in Arabic. The original Arabic edition is one of forty-five books written by the author, but this is the first to be translated into English.
May Allah accept the efforts of all those involved in this much-needed book.
Mufti Abdullah Nana - California, USA
Translation, Explanation and footnotes by Farid Patel.
PB 304 pages. 21 x 13.5 cm