Bravery in Felix Siauw’s Novel Muhammad Al-Fatih 1453


This study examined the causes and effects of the bravery exhibited by this novel’s protagonist named Muhammad Alfatih or Mehmed II. Descriptive qualitative methods were used. The analysis was conducted by classifying the obtained data into two subchapters related to the research problems. The findings of this research focused on the causes of the protagonist’s bravery in believing hadist of Rasulullah, in conquering Constantinople, and spreading Islam by Jihad. The Prophet’s promises were the reason for his bravery in conquering Constantinople, and for his own strength. The protagonist’s bravery was shown when he decided to drag 72 ships into Galata Hill, and when Mehmed conquered Constantinople by Jihad as the way to spread Islam throughout the world including Constantinople. The protagonist’s bravery also resulted in two effects: converting Hagia as a mosque and making Ottomans the center of Islamic civilization. It can be inferred that the protagonist had tremendous bravery.

Keywords: bravery, civilization, conquest, strength

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