Unknown to a lot of us, Dracula was a real person and not a Vampire. He, Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476/77), was a member of the House of Drăculești, a branch of the House of Basarab, also known, using his patronymic, as (Vlad) Drăculea or (Vlad) Dracula, better known as Vlad the Impaler. In simple words, he was the ruler of the southern part of the country we now call today as Romania.
In his time, the ruler of the Ottoman Empire was none other than Muhammad Al Fateh. Who is one of the most revered Heroes of Islam, known especially for his conquest of Constantinople.
The story goes like this:
As Muhammad Al Fateh began to advance into eastern Europe, in lands such as Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary, he came across the people of Wallachia (Southerner Romania). These people wanted to fight against the Ottomans. However they were very weak, so they had to make a peace deal with the Ottomans.
So as part of the deal, Muhammad Al Fateh, asked the ruler to send him his two sons, and he will send them to Istanbul to be educated.
The ruler sent his two sons, one named Vlad and the other named Radu. They were sent to Istanbul where they got to study about Islam and taught the Quran, also got to learn all the different languages such as Arabic and Turkish. Radu soon embraced Islam, even ended up memorizing the Quran. Later on Vlad was sent back to his country while Radu decided to remain.
The Ottomans decided to make Vlad the ruler of Wallachia as they did not want to force a Muslim ruler on a country of Christians. Contrary to what the Ottomans had hoped for, Dracula decided that he wasn’t going to do what the Sultan wanted.
When the Sultan sent emissaries to Dracula, telling him that he must pay Jiziya (protection tax) , now that he is the ruler of the country.
Dracula said to the Sultan’s messengers, “If you want to step into my court, you have to take your turbans off”.
They replied by saying that they would not remove it for him, not for a Kafir. On hearing this, he commanded his guards to bring some very big nails and hammers.
“If you would not remove your turbans for me, then you will never remove them again!” He said to the messengers, after which he ordered the turbans to be nailed to their heads. This eventually killed them.
By killing the Messengers, he declared war on the Ottomans.
Muhammad Al Fateh sent a Massive army to fight against him, but Dracula, because of his tactics and because he knew the Ottomans so well, he was able to defeat them on some occasions.
Now what he did, what really makes him stand out in being an absolute devil was that when they would kill a person or sometimes when they captured a person, he commanded his followers to do something which is called impaling.
If you haven’t heard about impaling, its a pretty gruesome thing to describe. What they would do is, they would get a very big stick. They would make it sharp on one end, insert it through one’s anus, through the body, until it comes out the mouth. On some occasions, the victim didn’t die on the spot, but used to die a very slow and painful death.
On one occasion, when the Ottoman Army, went to check on their troops, they found that on one very long road, leading to the capital, 20,000 Muslims were impaled on either sides.
Muhammad Al Fateh became really angry because of this, and so he sent Radu (Dracula’s Brother) with a massive army to fight against his brother. Radu, eventually was able to defeat his brother in battle. But this was after Dracula had committed so many more atrocities that even the Christians, started to back off from him.
To this day, its not clear whether the Muslims killed him, or did his own people kill him but either way Dracula was killed and the Ottomans were victorious.
His head was removed and was taken back to Istanbul, impaled on a very large stick and put at the gates to the City, where it stood for about three months as to warn everyone, stating that “If you want to be like this man, Wage a war against us ! ”
And this is how the Muslims killed Dracula !
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