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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT I OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE double click to change this header text! The Sultan (or Muslim sovereign) protected several religious minorities, one of them being the Christians. Suleimans Kayun Raya, Code of Rayas reformed the law stating that rayas must pay taxes and levies. Rayas were Christians subjects who worked in Sipahis (which were Ottoman cavalry corps). Interestingly, Suleiman married a Christian girl named Roxelana, breaking Ottoman tradition. Suleiman I was born in 1494 and rose to power in 1520.He died in 1566. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. The official religion of theOttoman Empire wasIslam. Suleiman wasburied in the Süleymaniye Mosque (named after himself), the largest mosque in Constantinople. The vast majority of Suleiman'ssubjects were Muslim It is unknown how many Muslimsactually lived in the OttomanEmpire during Suleiman's rule, as the first census in the OttomanEmpire was taken in the late 1800's. Suleiman also protected the Jewish subjects in his empire. In 1553, Suleiman denounced blood libels against the Jews. A blood libel is an accusation that the Jews kidnapped and murdered the children of Christians to use their blood in religious rituals and has been a major theme in the European persecution of Jews. This denouncing was known as a Firman, a royal decree or mandate issued by an Islamic state. Suleimans favorite doctor and dentist was a Spanish Jew named Moses Hamon, who encouraged the Sultan to denounce the blood libels. PART B Suleiman I opened libraries, hospitals, fountains, refectories and educational centers for the public to use. The reign of Suleiman is seen as one of the highest points in the Ottoman Empires history, as he expanded the empire both eastward and westward. He instituted a series of reforms in order to improve the justice system in the empire and to establish a freedom of religion. Ryan Sunada-WongPeriod 2 CPA History
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