This might have been our passport (before British Empire LOL) The British colonized indo-pak for 87yrs!!! Thus our slavery to English. I remember in The Last Khalifa (Sultan Abdul Hamid) Drama Payitaht, a zionist guy says "I wish I had Ottoman passport."
Talking about History, I believe a lot of History before British Empire has been controlled & regulated. A few Nations have preserved History which is not taught in books. How was the Islamic caliphate broken? Endless deceptions to get hold of the lands in Jerusalem. How were the petroleum companies monopolized by the European nations? Infestation of Western civilization in Muslim youth and uprising of freedom to break the caliphate. 150 years old history of the Last caliph of Muslims (Ottomans) Sultan Abdul Hamid went missing from our schools. Prophet Muhammad Salalahu Alayhewaslm said, "Do not kill Turkish & Ethopians unless they attack you (Arabs)" There is a chapter in Grade 4 of Qatar History book endorsed by the Qatari government stating how Arabs fought against Mehmed Pasha (the few lasts of Ottoman khalifah ruling this region) and got its ‘State of Qatar’ recognized by the Queen Elizabeth of UK in the 18th Century. In this case, Mehmed Pasha perhaps kidnapped Jassim Bin Muhammad Al Thani's brother & this outraged the whole situation. Turkish maybe deserved this attack from Qataries in order to protect its borders. Turkish at that time were exploited & there were many traitors amongst them. The British promised Arabs a civilization, machinery to dig out Black-gold and they fell to the bribes. The biggest traitor to the Ottomans was the King of Jordan, Abdullah I bin al-Husayn (1882-1951). During World War 1, he played a role in secret negotiations with UK that led to The Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman rule that was led by his father Sharif Hussein, Abdullah personally led guerilla raid on garrisons. Arab revolt was the uprising of Arab forces against the Turks, an agreement between the British government and Hussein bin Ali was signed. The McMahon–Hussein Correspondences a series of letters that were exchanged during World War I in which the Government of the United Kingdom agreed to recognize Arab independence after the war in exchange for the Sharif of Mecca launching the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. The correspondence had a significant influence on Middle Eastern history during and after the war; a dispute over Palestine continued thereafter. It gives a trivial clue of how Arabs bought British weapons to kill Turks (brothers in Islam), probably justified by their scholars that killing Muslims who do shirk (sufism) is Halaal. The country 'Saudia" never existed, Ibn Saud family excluded themselves from Ottomans and difined their boundaries as Kingdom of Saudia Arabia. Thus, the hatred for sufism (Turks) and Shiaism is so evident in GCC to the verge that hating their own Muslim brother more than the kufaar is the norm in madaris. My point is the ‘other side of History’ which is not covered in British / American Curriculum of History is not known! Ottoman Empire is a reality of Islamic history. They rose after the fall of Arab Abassid Caliphate. We find books in QNL (Qatar National Library) on Genghis Khan as our hero but not Osman Gazi. We have books on ‘Why Saddam Hussein was a bad leader?’ written by foreigners, whereas there are still Iraqies who love Saddam. We, the diligent people have not written our Islamic history for our children, rather following the herd. We are the system, and we need to reform this system---BiizinAllah.