The Crusades: Through Muslim Eyes
Courtesy of islamiclegacy.org
Of the many stories that we hear in our lives, there are some that truly stay with us, even if, at first, we don’t quite understand why.
These are stories full of darkness and dread, of deeds so horrific that one wonders how the Muslim Ummah can possibly emerge from the shadow of such evil times. And yet the Nation of Islam endures, indeed, it thrives.
New generations replace older ones. A people arise that are empowered by belief in Allah and courage and determinations to change their situation for the better.
This is one of those stores.
And it all began in Jerusalem. In the year 1099 …
Islamic Legacy presents “The Crusades”, a retelling of the story of this monumental event, this time though Muslim eyes. We trust insha’Allah that you will find this presentation both fascinating and beneficial.
The Crusades were an epic confrontation between Christian Europe and the Islamic Empire that lasted hundreds of years. The lands of Islam were invaded by a marauding nation known as the Christian Franks. Chanting “God Wills It” they unleashed their bloodlust on the Ummah of Muhammad (peace be upon him) …
But Allah has promised to protect the Ummah of Muhammad from an external enemy, and so He raised a generation led by Nur al-Deen Zengi and Salah ud-Deen Ayyubi - great warriors who worshipped Allah alone and conducted themselves with justice and accountability. The army of Allah confronted the Franks in the battle of Hattin in 1187. The outcome of this clash would determine the fate of the region for generations to come …