Do You Know? #3

Do you know?

In 1845, the onset of the Great Irish Famine resulted in over a million deaths.
The Ottoman Caliph at the time, Abdul Majid I declared his intention to send 10,000 sterling to Irish farmers, despite on-going economic problems within the Uthmani Khilafah.

However, Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only 1,000 sterling, because she had sent only 2,000 sterling herself.

The Sultan sent the 1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food.

The English courts tried to block the ships, but the food arrived in Drogheda harbor and was left there by Ottoman Sailors.

This act of kindness was well received and the Irish sent a letter of gratitude to the Ottoman Caliph, which is still displayed in the Topkapi Palace.

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Facts provided by: Muslim Youth Project

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