Al-Quds and Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi
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The Crusaders who came in
sent by the pope himself the Catholic Church.
They came in and destroyed the population that killed everything.
Everyone and everything even animals were killed by the Crusaders
and the question may come to your mind that how was it possible we were the Muslims what happened to them? Why couldn't defend the city? This is a very good question. It's so happened at the Crusaders came to the Middle East at the time when Muslims are fighting each other. I chose Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Alhamdulillah Hera Bella Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Tamil Ambia was a little more saline. While he was hobby he Laboriel my Amin, woman who whom the Son in law Yomi Dean, a MOBA. We will do Billa his Sameera elimina shaytani R rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Rama Arsal Naka Ihlara Mata Leela aalameen
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Oh, come on call la salatu salam, respected brothers.
And everyone listening.
Today's topic is a very vast topic to address in a very short time, but I want to give you the main points
on the life of this great, magnificent personality we are going to address and
looking at the current situation in Palestine, the genocide that's taking place, this entity has never been exposed
to this level before, and
apologists for this genocide facilitators of this genocide. People who are trying to rationalize this genocide.
And that may include journalists and politicians, they are complicit in it. So it's so happened that this topic I'm going to address is directly linked to the history of Palestine. The reason why it's called dancila has been
a UV very commonly known as Salahuddin or Salahuddin or Salah Dean to the Europeans. His name was use of
a YouTube. His father's name was Nigeria YouTube, and it is after his name, the dynasty is called the Ayyubid dynasty. He was the founder, Sultan Salahuddin a UB was the founder of this dynasty called the UB dynasty.
He was the first powerful ruler of this dynasty.
And Allah gave him the status
because of his sincerity, his dedication, his efforts and his selfless
struggle to liberate outputs
the third holiest site in Islam.
The city of Jerusalem is sacred to Muslims. It is also sacred to the Jewish people, and it is sacred to the Christian people.
this city had been ruled
by many different dynasties, different kings
in different periods, including the Jewish people, they ruled it once upon a time.
And then, this territory fell into the hands of the Romans,
the Romans, they destroyed the city of Jerusalem completely in the year 132 C II,
due to a revolt or rebellion against the Roman authorities launched by a messianic figure called Bar Kochba. He was a messianic leader of the Jewish community in Palestine at the time, and this revolt was crushed
severely by the den Roman Emperor called Hadrian. You might have heard this name before because those who know the British history you will know that there is a place or there is a moment called Hadrian's Wall. It goes from coast to coast.
In Northern Britain, you can find its beginning
When it starts in the city of New Castle, this is where it begins and it goes all the way. It goes all the way all the way to the other side of the coast.
This wall was built by this very powerful Roman Emperor called Hadrian. He ruled territory from Britain, to the Middle East, and parts of North Africa, very big, large empire. So he decided to level the city to the ground and rename it
area or Elia. After his own name, his name was Elias Henry Ana's.
And from that time on, the Jewish people are banished, they were not allowed to come back to the city of Jerusalem, you cannot be found in this territory, any Jew found in Palestine, would be killed on the spot by the Roman authorities, then begins the Jewish Diaspora, or Jewish
spread exile into the world. So the Jewish people, they became scattered. They became nomadic.
taking refuge in different places at different times with different dynasties. Then came the Christians to power some Roman emperors converted to Christianity, starting with Constantine. And then later on other Roman emperors accepted Christianity and this territory was ruled by Christians. Christians are also very hostile to the Jewish people. Others were arguing No, we must keep them alive, because they be a testimony to our Lord Jesus Christ. Because there are prophecies about him in the Old Testament, and we need the Jewish people to bear testimony to the Old Testament and its veracity, therefore, keep them alive. And one such person was St. Augustine, who argued in this way,
and the Jewish people were given respite. They were tolerated in Christendom, but still not allowed to come back to the city, Jerusalem, um, you know, taking huge leaps, historically speaking, because I cannot this is not this is not my topic today. My topic today is not to indulge in the history of the Jewish people in the suffering. When it comes to the land of Palestine and whatever is relevant to that particular history. I'm just giving you this very brief introduction to this territory called Palestine. So how did the Jewish people survive? That is the question, how did the Jewish people survive the Israelites?
How did they survive for so long?
this may shock you.
Because the propaganda you get exposed to every single day on news channels, they will try to claim that the Muslims are as hostile as the Europeans or Christians were to the Jewish people, this is a great lie. This is a huge lie. You must understand this history. Stay with me so that you know why.
Muslims are so important
when it comes to the land of Palestine, in particular, because it is this land where all three major fates
territory, every single faith, Islam, Christianity and Judaism have a claim to this land. They claim this land as their own. And we have to assess every single claim independently, fairly justly. When we do we come to realize that the only time Three Fates coexisted in this territory was when the Muslims are ruling. I can guarantee you that in the last 1400 years, every time the Muslims rule this territory, they are at peace, harmony, coexistence.
And the Jewish and the Christian and the Muslim people were able to worship collectively in this holy sanctuary.
The Temple Mount, which is about 35 Odd acres of land.
In the city of Jerusalem, is the holiest site where the Temple of Solomon stood once upon a time
what we call magical OXA and the Quran mentions that very spot. How do we live in a shutdown regime? Subhan Allah de asabi Abdi Leila middle Masjid Al Haram al al Masjid Al Aqsa Allah the Maracana how Allahu li Nuria home in Iowa Tina
in the who was Samuel was here.
Glory be to the one who took his slave Mohammed in one night, Salah Salem from Masjid Al haram too much you will AXA
which has been blessed, even the surroundings of this area have been blessed, so that we may show our signs to him.
So, long story short, in the year 636 E, about 15 Hijri, one five, exactly four years after the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam passed away, Muslims take the city.
And then they open open the city for the Jewish people for the first time in nearly 500 years.
Or just say less over 400 years, they had been banished. They were not allowed to come back to the city, first by the Romans, then by the Christians, long story why what happened? You know, details are far too long for me to indulge in. At this stage. I'm going to fast forward. And from that time onwards, the Muslims ruled the city.
And they allowed the Jews and the Christians to coexist. The Christians did not want the Jewish people in Jerusalem, but the Muslims said no, they have a right.
They are Israelites, they are born to Israel. They have a right to be there, we will protect them. We will give them refuge.
We don't agree with them. We believe they are disbelievers. But they have the right to be here because they have a claim to this land. So let them worship. And they did worship.
And the Jewish people flourished in this city.
And not only in this city throughout the Muslim territory, over 90% of the Jewish people for 1000 years, lived in Muslim lands. I will repeat this so that you remember this over 90% of the Jewish people in the world majority, the overwhelming majority of the Jewish people in the world lived in Muslim lands for 1000 years from alanda rose to India. The entire stretch of the Muslim civilization for 1000 years.
They felt safe, protected, and they flourished. The best philosophers, the best theologians, the best rabbis, the best points, the best intellectuals, the best politicians, the best physicians from the Jewish community are born in the Muslim territory.
And those who lived outside of the Muslim territory always felt threatened and always faced a prospect of extinction at the hands of the Christians mainly.
The Jewish people were banished, exiled, killed,
massacred many times in the Christian world, including right here in Britain.
First before Richard the Lionheart when he was leaving for a crusade to fight for Dancehall Dean, or a pogrom took place against the Jewish people.
And even during the First Crusade, when these crusaders when they left Europe, after the pope delivered a speech in 1095 C in a city called Clermont, in France, he delivered a speech in 1095. telling all the European knights that you fight each other why do you fight each other go and fight the enemy, the invitro in the Middle East, they persecute your brothers, the Christians, which was a lie. This was a lie. It was a pack of lies. And the real issue the real
reason why Pope delivered the speech was the Seljuk victory.
In the Battle of massacre
the Seljuks defeated the Roman army and took as a result what we call today turkey. You think Turkey is only Istanbul? No. Turkey is Anatolia, what we call Asia Minor. It is like a continent it is huge territory, the entire landmass of Turkey. Okay, from literally from Borsa Borsa to Syria, all of this landmass came to Muslims as a result of one battle, the battle of Manzi Kurt,
fought by Sultan Al Hassan, who was a Seljuq ruler against
Emperor Romanos who was captured in battle, who was captured in battle. This this sent this victory of the Muslims sent shivers down the spines of Christendom. And then the Emperor Alexius. The Roman the Byzantine emperor Alexius wrote a letter to the Pope, asking him for help. We need help. We're losing territory we're losing land, to Islam and most
clips. And Pope delivered the speech as a result, and the speech if it's true if it did actually occur or the pack of lies.
So the Jewish when these crusaders having listened to the Pope started their journey to liberate the holy land from the infidel, the Muslims on their way to Palestine, they massacred every single Jewish population
in Germany, so
it were the Europeans, the Christians, the Catholics, who committed massacres against the Jewish people, not the Muslims fact, Jewish people flourished. They were the most prosperous people in the world at the time. In fact, the prime minister to the most powerful Muslim King in Western Europe in the 10th century, was a Jewish man called has diverge approach. He was the Prime Minister off of drama and the third, the Khalifa, who declared his caliphate from Cordoba in 929 ce in the 10th century.
So this propaganda is false is absolutely false. Okay. Jewish historians will tell you themselves in the golden age of the house of Israel was in London was in Spain, and Muslims are ruling for from from 950 to 12 5300 years of the best period in Jewish history since the diaspora. Since the diaspora since the exile, initiated by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 130. To see the best period in Jewish history was in Islamic Spain for 300 years. And Jewish rabbis themselves they testify to this by Eben pakoda was a Jewish rabbi writing in the 11th century in 1080s, he testifies to this fact that since the diaspora This is the best period in our lives.
So Islam gave refuge not only to the Jewish people, even even to the Christians to come and worship in peace in the city of Jerusalem, every time the city was taken.
And there are two times when the city was lost to either the Christians or the Jewish elements. Okay. How Christian were the Crusader is a good question. How Jewish or the Zionist is also a very good question. They claim
connection to Judaism. They claim to be Jewish, but how Jewish are designers who are bombing Gaza right now? Killing 1000s of children deliberately by targeting them how Jewish are they is a very good question.
And there are Jewish rabbis around the world that are Jewish activists, they say not in our name.
These people are not Jewish. They are atheists. They don't believe in God. They are godless people. They don't believe in God, yet they believe in His promise. Okay. So
after the Crusades, long story short, the pope delivers this speech, and crusaders come and take the city of Jerusalem very long story short, I mean, we need an entire series of lectures on the Crusades themselves.
Because it's a very long history. But long story short, it takes the Crusaders after the speech of Pope Urban the Second, it takes the nearly four years to take the city of Jerusalem, they start the journey, and some of them make it to the city of Jerusalem in 1099 C 1099. And they take the city and they massacre the entire population. They kill Muslims, Jews and Christians, the Crusaders who came in,
sent by the pope himself, the Catholic Church.
They came in and destroyed the population. They killed everything.
Everyone and everything, even animals were killed by the Crusaders.
And the question may come to your mind that how was it possible we were the Muslims? What happened to them? Why couldn't defend the city? This is a very good question. It so happened that the Crusaders came to the Middle East at the time when Muslims are fighting each other, the Seljuks having defeated one of the greatest armies on the planet, the Romans, the Seljuks started to fight each other.
And the Crusaders took advantage of this and even the Fatimids took advantage of it and they took the city of Jerusalem so when the Crusaders took the city, it was ruled by the feta means
the took the city from the factories and now once the city was taken by the Crusaders, you know, ripple effects went throughout the Muslim world boy
It's we're going to, you know,
and invoke the attention of the Muslim ummah because the qlf the Abbas it Calif was in Baghdad so appointed called a bull Mustafa be worthy. He went
to Baghdad and he in his powerful poetry tried to invoke the Muslim attention. Where are you the Muslims? Look what's happening to the land of a sham? We have been invaded by these barbarians, these Crusaders and they have massacred our populations. How can you eyes sleep?
When your brothers in a sham are sleeping in the bellies of vultures. This is his poetry. I will Mostafavi worthy. Okay. But the Muslims of Baghdad unfortunately were not moved. They didn't see the threat as
urgent as they should have. They just didn't pay much attention to you know, because there was no social media the reason why all the Muslims today are completely
saddened and blown away by the images that are coming from Gaza have children ripped apart. You know, bombs are literally, you know, mincing them literally they are there. When you look at the bodies, it looks like you know someone has put them through a means machine. These little kids little infants
and they don't care.
The ones who are doing it, they don't care they are doing with him with impunity.
So there was no social media at the time for them to see the atrocities the Crusaders were committing. No words could explain and describe the pain of the people of Palestine at that time and the Crusaders took the city. So they took the city and they established for principalities. For states in the land of Palestine. They took it from the Seljuks and the Muslims at the time.
So these principles abilities were ADESA, Antioch,
and Jerusalem. So these are the four Christian Crusader States established in the land of Palestine starting from Odessa, Antioch, and Tripoli which is Tripoli, the city of Lebanon today. Okay, there are a few Tripoli's in that region one tripoli is in Libya. One tripoli is in Lebanon. I'm talking about the Lebanese city of Tripoli, right? That was also a crusader principality and Jerusalem. Now what happens the Muslims are in a state of shock. And it took the Muslims a while to wake up to this threat.
For some reason Muslims did not immediately realize that what had happened they thought that these barbarian this barbarian horde has come from the north from somewhere they had no idea. And this is the first time they were exposed to this phenomenon. phenomenon called the Franjo de France the Franks. The Muslims referred to these people who were basically
a mixture of German, French and English knights, Warrior warriors who had come to take this land. The Muslims generally call them a fringe. The Franks they call them all the Franks.
So they thought these people these barbarians have come, they will loot and pollute, and they will go back where they came to stay. They came as settlers that drove the Muslims out. And they established a state called the Crusader state.
And these people don't learn from history. They don't realize that Muslims cannot possibly give up this land. That's not going to happen. Muslims did not give up the land even at that time. It took them a while to wake up. It took Muslims a while to wake up. And within 90 days, the Crusaders were gone from Jerusalem.
And it took another 100 years for them to be completely driven out of the Middle East, which was done by the Mamelukes later on it will dawn by birth and his successes later on, but it happened. That's the point. You cannot rule this land.
By force. You cannot occupy this land by oppression and tyranny and destruction and massacres and genocides. The Crusaders did it. They tried it.
as a result of these crusades, hundreds of 1000s of people died. But the land came back to Muslims.
Jerusalem came back to Muslims bear witness, because right now what's happening? The Jewish people themselves are coming out in the city not in our name. Some of the people in New York 1000s of the Jewish be 1000s of Jewish
people, they're coming out. Some of them are children of the survivors of concentration camps.
And they're saying not in our name. When we say never again, that means for everyone, not only for the Jewish people, right? So
this land will come back to Muslims. Sooner or later it will come back to Muslims. crusades did not last.
Okay, oppression and tyranny will not last as well.
It will end because you see oppressors and tyrants, they have a tendency to self destruct.
They have a tendency to dismantle their own power and ability, which is exactly what they're doing right now.
The old world has now suddenly woken up to this phenomenon killed 10,000 People in three weeks, these people have done it 5000 Children shredded, ripped apart, blown into pieces. 5000 children, and real number is unknown. By the way, this is a rough estimate. We don't know how many people are in the rubble. So
Sultan Salahuddin, why is he important?
Why are we talking about him today? We're talking about him because he was chosen by Allah to liberate the Holy Land.
To liberate the holy land from the Crusaders. They established their power.
And the first opposition against the Crusaders came from a man called Mr. Dean zenki.
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a cell Duke ruler of the city of Mosul in Iraq. Seljuks ruled much of this territory from Persia, all the way to Turkey. They ruled a vast territory. This was a very powerful group of Turkic generals and photons. Who were the Seljuks. How important are they in the history of Islam a very good topic that we can address another time. Many powerful photons came from these people. They were originally Central Asian, they were Turkic.
And they ruled vast territories between Persia and currently turkey. That means the Middle East to
so the city of Mosul was ruled by a man called Mr. Lindsey inky. He launched the first campaign of first retaliation against Crusader aggression, and he took the Principality of Odessa. He took the Principality of ADESA from the Crusaders shivers were sent down the spines of Christendom and the Pope launched the Second Crusade, another crusade was sent
to take back the Principality of Odessa. The Second Crusade was an absolute failure. An absolute failure didn't achieve what it was meant to achieve. Then comes his son, Mr. Mr. De zenki, is killed by his own soldiers, and are his own servants. And then comes a son called no route Dean's inky a very pious man, a very able a very upright man who was very, very diligent in his prayers he used to pray 200 At night, very, very diligent, very pious, would love to listen to the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Salem. Okay, he specifically established endowments Oh cough, he invited the scholars to do public Hadith lectures on for diallel coats. He wanted to condition the minds of the Muslims. He
wanted to explain to the Muslims, why Alcott is important for us why Jerusalem is important why much of the Aqsa is important for us, for us to take it back from the Crusaders, because Muslims didn't seem to get the point. So he did public lectures, he got the Alama to read, for dialogue quotes a Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam on the virtues of the land of a sham, below the sham, what we call greater Syria and specifically the virtues of Allah what's the city of Jerusalem and mustard will OXA
under Allah Allah did the circles and cities he or ruled Damascus for example was one of them. He was ruling Damascus and Mosul.
And while he was ruling, an opportunity for the Muslims opened up in Egypt, Allah subhanaw taala had destined for things to be this way. It was going to happen.
It was going to happen and Allah subhanaw taala listened to the
As zinc he would pray at night.
No Dean's inky was, you know there is a story about him although apocryphal, it is a legendary story, very famous story that he had a dream
that two people are trying to dig the grave of the prophets, Allah Salam who has heard this story before, put your hands up on Allah, it seems very famous.
We could not trace the origin of the story. Unfortunately, we cannot we cannot authenticate it.
It may not be true, but it's a very famous story.
And this goes to show the level of influence neurobion zenki himself
exercised in Muslim minds and Muslim psyche for someone to even make up a story like this about him. Right? That he saw a dream and he saw two people trying to dig the grave with the problems also. So he went
and he caught those people. And the story goes that they had nearly reached the just said that jism the body of Rasulullah the blessed body or Salas was not digging. So then he blocked the grave of Rasulullah Salam with molten metal. Okay, we don't know how true this story is. We don't know. But it's a very famous story. So I want to highlight that it cannot be authenticated. It may well not be authentic Ludens Inky, had a very special status in the minds and the hearts of the Muslims because of all the preparations he was making to undo the Crusaders to get rid of them to drive them out. Okay. If the Crusaders were a good force, if they were a just people if they were a kind people if
they were compassionate people if they were if they were a people who allowed every single Muslim community, Muslim or Jewish to worship freely, then maybe the Muslims would not have been so hostile. But the Crusaders themselves were poking Muslims
Every single opportunity to insult Islam and Muslims they did it. They made much of an aqua stable for horses Dome of the Rock became a stable for horses.
Well, you have verses in the Quran inscribed at the time of the Sahaba
those verses inside the dome of the rock. You might have seen them. They were inscribed by Abdulmalik Ben Marwan when the Sahaba as Hubbard was who were alive, so Rhodiola Juana
so the Crusaders are poking the Muslims.
An opportunity came up.
There was a clash between the vizier and Fatimid Calif in Egypt.
So this vizir he reached out to Sultan, notably in zinc II for help, because he wanted
to be the vizier and nurudeen zinc. He saw an opportunity in this
but the fatty meats Alton had another candidate, or the fattening Fatimid Kelly had another candidate who asked if this was here. So, northern zinc he decided that he will send one of his generals to help the Fatimid visitor who came to help
or came to ask for help. So
he sends one of his trusted generals called Sherco. Sherco, was an uncle of Sultan Salahuddin Allah UB.
So Daniel Aldine, was born in 1137 CE. He was born in 1137. C, in the city of Tikrit, northern Iraq, and he came from the Kurdish stock, he was curd, he was occurred.
he grew up in the city under under the supervision. And then his family had moved to Mosul, Mosul, because they couldn't stay in the city of decreed any longer because they had some disagreements with the Kelvin Bergdahl his family Sultan Saladino, ubese, father, Najmuddin, a YouTube he had issues with the calyx so he was first a governor of the city or the Principality of decreed, and he was asked to leave the very day they were leaving degreed for muscle to move to muscle under the supervision of the Zinc keys. So tonsil Adina up was born 1137. He was born on that very day when the family was moving from decreed to muscle, so he grew up in muscle under the supervision of
nurudeen. zingy nurudeen was one of Salahuddin teacher,
one of his teachers, so Sherco when he was given this task
PSK in 1164 C 1164. So, Salahuddin is about 26 years old.
At this time, 2627 years old. He didn't want to go with his uncle.
He didn't want to leave also, he didn't even see a plan for himself. He was a normal standard, outgoing young man.
Okay, it's like, Look at yourselves today. What is a normal, outgoing young man nowadays? I don't want to ask about his London. I don't know what that means. And he slandered me. So you know, insult or Birmingham or Manchester. Okay. Or some other parts of London. So let's take Yeah, would Can someone help me What is a normal outgoing person in London, a young man
although East London is a separate country,
what is a normal so tonsil Dean was a normal young man. You know, he was into the cultural practices of the time even drinking. Even drinking not many people know this. You know many people when Allah subhanaw taala gave them
when Allah gave them
they change for better for the best. They change for the best. There are a few examples. Okay, one is Omar bin Abdulaziz.
very lavish. Okay, young man, as an immediate Prince in Damascus, very, very large living a lavish life. As soon as he becomes the Khalifa, he switches completely.
I mean, he was already on his way to become like that he was on a trajectory. Obviously things don't happen from a vacuum all of a sudden, but he made serious changes to his life and his wife was Fatima
who was a princess. She was the daughter of Dr. Malik min Marwan and she was a sister of two Caleb's daughter of a qlf, sister of two killers, and wife of a qlf. Imagine that woman Fatima, the wife of Osama bin Abdulaziz, he told her, he said no more luxuries. I am now okay with no more luxuries. She said I am with you. I am with you. And you know, it is said about Amina disease that when he would do the work of the state, he would burn the lamp of the state from that oil, how trivial a matter is that but when he would be done by done with that work, and he's now doing his personal stuff, he would burn his own lamp, he wouldn't even burn oil from the state even though he you know, when
would ask him questions.
It would be perfectly fine for him to do it. Because he's the bailiff. He's in duty of
the beauty of Islam and Muslims. So he is one example. Another example is will don Salahuddin when he came to power when he became the Sultan as we will see, he completely switched, completely changed his character, you know, all of that are going being a young man. You know, whatever that means that that time, you know, that definitely included drinking many photons and princes were into drinking. This was normal for them. And that's what they that was the lifestyle. I mean, you may not imagine that today, because mashallah our level of Taqwa is very, very high, as you know, you know, so we cannot imagine that, but they, they're Moncur sometimes coexisted with Islam. They were very
strong Islamic characters. They loved Islam, they had a lot of lead over Islam, but at the same time, they had these weaknesses in the characters. They had these weaknesses on the side. Okay? So never expect perfection. If you see some strong person doing great work for Islam, don't expect him to be an angel who landed from the heavens. Don't expect Gibreel is Rafeal arrival from them. Don't Okay, or don't expect a Prophet from a Muslim. What happens is someone is doing good work for the Ummah, Allah has given someone strength to lead the OMA on a particular matter. And you see a slight weakness in his character. He Allah, Allah has finished go home finish you, you're nobody
haram, okay, and you give a fatwa on him and you finish them off. So we lose great potential.
We lose the goodness this person may have brought to us.
And some of the Sahaba had this attitude, no doubt. But the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he always looked at the strengths of the people, and he's used them accordingly. So So Tangela How do you be if you saw him as a young man you would think is this is this going to be the great photon
will liberate you will not be. So Allah subhanaw taala can change affairs, right? So he didn't want to join his uncle Charco so this was he was called Shinawatra
they went to help chavara so in 1164 Sherco and his nephew called users with a YouTube also known as Salahuddin, they go to Egypt.
So Sherco manages to appoint Shiva to the power
or to the to the position of Vizier. So, Shiva becomes vizir again okay? And now having done that
he's done his job in Egypt Shahar tells him go back now, you have appointed me as the view I am now the visitor again for the Fatimid Calif you have to go back take 30,000 Golden hours and on your way, be on your way. He said no.
neurobion zenki had realized that this opportunity may not come again. Because in order to drive out the Crusaders, you must dismantle the Fatimid caliphate in Egypt. If you do not have Egypt, you cannot take the land of Palestine you cannot take the land of Palestine. So Todd neutralising he knew this, he knew that if this army goes back to Mosul, we may not get this opportunity again. So he told your crew to stay put Stay where you are, refused the offer. And the ditch state and intrigues continued many battles took place between the Fatimids and the the ubitx. Right. But in 1169, ce shawanna dies, the vizier sodas should go should go on for days long story short, and now
who is going to take over who is going to take power from Him who is going to be appointed in his place? So so tan Salah who Dean a UB at the time being a young man of his it was a very shy person, very timid, quiet type of person, although was a warrior was a warrior, he had led battles against the Crusaders already as a young man with his uncle. Okay, he had fought the Crusaders already in Egypt by this time, so he was a battle hardened young man who had been tried and tested on the battlefield. In fact, he commanded the right wing of the army in one of the major battles against the Crusaders. How the military's worked, or how they stood strategy worked at the time was, they
would be three parts of the army.
They had called the heart of the army where the general or the king himself would be present in the army. You know, in those days, kings and generals fought on the battlefields not like today, you know, not like today, they would have to be on the battlefield.
Otherwise, no one would, no one would take them seriously.
If a king or the general is not present in the battle on the battlefield, that army wouldn't have any courage wouldn't have any reason to fight. So Sherco was in college,
Saudis uncle and Salahuddin Sultan Salahuddin, or heard Allah Allah was given the main manner. So they would be callable, they would be Maimana, and they would be mesa. So Maimana is basically the right wing of the army on the battlefield. And Maysa is the left wing of the army on the battlefield and there is called in the middle. So there would be three parts of the army on the battlefield led by three different people. And there would be one general or one commander of the army who would send instructions send instructions to both other wings. So Don Saladino up had already commanded the right wing for his uncle against the Crusaders in a very major battle. So he knew how to fight
wars and battles, but was not a very loud person.
So the Fatimid Calif.
When the visit was lost, he was advised by his advisors that this timid young man
seems to be very weak among all these Kurdish generals and Kurdish military men. So, just appoint him as the vizier
you know, that means you will be fine. Just appoint him this is what we call politics, you know, when you choose the most the weakest character of all okay. So therefore, this guy is not going to give us trouble. This is stated by Mr. Mr. Grillo theory in his history. When he wrote about sultanzoy Latina up, he said this is why the Fatimid Kaley for pointers will don Saladino you will not knowing that this is the very man who will dismantle this caliphate, the Shia Ismaili caliphate of it
Egypt. So in 1171, so tan Salah Adina UV becomes the Sultan. So in 1169 is appointed as the Vizier. When he becomes the overseer, many people start the Fatimid establishment, which was the ruling class, and the masses in Egypt will also need by the way, the population of Egypt was Sunni.
The population of Egypt was either Sunni or Christian, Coptic Christians, right? The ruling class, the ruling elite were a very small number of people, the fatter means they will not I mean, they were not liked by the population. The population didn't want them to rule, but they're ruled by, you know, by power and money.
So, when he became the vizier, his next target was to simply remove or dismantle this threat because the Fatimids were consistently siding with the Crusaders. Every time a Sunni Muslim power like the Seljuks The thing is, every time they fought the Crusaders, the factories would help them. But now, they were stuck. They were stuck. So So Don Saladino, up removed, slowly removed the KDF. From his power URL added, his name was added was removed. And in 1171, he himself became the Sultan of Egypt. Now there was a situation there was a situation. Okay. Noodle didn't think he had a plan for how to lay that once we have secured Egypt, then we will have the back of the Crusaders. Where is losing
key he is in Syria. He is ruling for Damascus and Mosul. Right. Egypt is on the other side and in between Syria and Egypt. What what do you find? Which land Palestine? So Palestine is in between? and Palestine is ruled by the Crusaders? There are four principalities.
Right? So in order to take the Crusaders and defeat them, you must take Egypt, you must secure the back of the Crusaders. Otherwise, they will use it against us. So now, Egypt is secured but there is a problem. The problem is Salahuddin becomes independent.
First, he was very very obedient. To know the ins and key because he was one of his servants. He's the one who sent him Luke Lindsey key sentences or Dan Saladino up, but he became more powerful than neurotensin key himself. Because Egypt was a powerhouse, it has always been a powerhouse, it is a powerhouse today.
Egypt for one reason, among many other reasons, is very, very important. Why?
Sorry, the canal is recent Suez Canal is recent. It wasn't there before. But one reason why
agriculture, river Nile river Nile, it gave agriculture to Egypt and Egypt was the breadbasket of even the Roman Empire. Egypt was very important. If you have Egypt, you have a very strong supply of grain, which is strategically very important. And grain means money. At that time, these communities, these societies were agricultural societies prime predominantly, there was hardly any industry. Right. So anyone who has access to agriculture
he takes Egypt. And now neural beats zinc, he starts to feel that he is now asserting independence.
And there comes a time that now they want to face each other.
little dinky wants to take Egypt from Fulton Salahuddin. And so thanks a lot. Dean is not simply giving it up. He's saying no, Egypt, I know Egypt.
None of your Seljuk Turks will be able to rule this territory I've been in for a very long time. So let me rule it, and we can work together. But so noted in zinc, he had advisors who were telling him no, we must take Egypt. So while he was preparing his armies to come to Egypt to fight will cancel out, you know, up in 1174. He passed away around July he died before this took place. So Allah didn't want them to fight each other. Allah didn't want them to confront it. And Allah had chosen one of them to rule the Muslims to unite the Muslims. Who was that
and Salahuddin was more able, clearly more able in the eyes of Allah Subhana Allah because Allah had two choices, right? Allah could have Allah could have chosen noodle these inky but Allah chose Sultan Salahuddin to do the job so noodle beans inky before he could take any
Each action military action against one of his own clients.
Allah took him, he died. And when he died, one of his young sons
succeeded him. And he was clearly not able to do. So now this was an opportunity for Sultan Salahuddin to take back the land of Syria from the Ziggy's or the Seljuks. Right. So,
one after another, so tan Saladino, UV went for Muslim territories to unite them. And he had one goal in mind.
His entire life had one mission. And that mission was the liberation of Jerusalem, and the liberation of Masuda OXA. This is what he was doing all this for. This is why he was going around the Muslim world trying to unite the Muslims. Okay, so he took Yemen,
he took Yemen, it took ages. And he also took
the land of Syria, from the Zen gates. So now, the Muslim ummah, for the first time in the Middle East is united under one sultan. It took him a long time, many battles, many hard fought battles against the Crusaders and his own Muslim brothers who would not allow him to unite the Muslims. He had to fight the Crusaders and his Muslim brothers
in order to unite, okay, because many times you will see that despite the fact that we see potential and strength and power of character, and leadership in a person, but because we have our own personal agendas, we will pull his legs, this happens in your Masjid committees.
This happens in your charities. This happens in any Muslim project. Everyone is a philosopher. Everyone is a politician, everyone thinks they can conquer the world, yes or no? Yes. Okay. There is a very famous story about Afghans, even this story, and I like to tell stories, even if they're not true. But I also highlight at the same time, the story may not be true, Alexander the Great. When he came to Afghanistan, there's a famous story. He was finding it very difficult to control these people to conquer them. So his mother said, what kind of people are you dealing with? You went from Macedonia, all the way to Amman, Stan was called Bactria at the time, so you will what is so special
about batarians? So he said, Okay, I'll send you a few.
So he sent few bacteriums of runs to his mother.
And then when they came, although the story is apocryphal, may not be clearly not, I don't think it's true. I don't think it's true, but the model is true. When I finished, you will, you will know exactly what I'm talking about. So these few of guns were sent to the mother of Alexander the Great. She asked them who is the leader? Every single one of them I am?
She said, No, I want one of you to be the leader. They said no, I am the leader, every single one of them. I'm the leader. While they insisted that they are all the leaders, they started to fight each other in front of the queen in front of the mother of Alexandria, and every single one of them killed each other.
Right. So she said to Alexander yeah, now I understand.
Okay, and when Russia left, so this is exactly what happened. Every single one of them these warlords, with immense weapons at the disposal, they want it to be the king, right? This is exactly how the Muslim ummah has been. Unfortunately,
our greatest struggle has been to recognize leadership and leave the leader to do its job.
One of the greatest struggles in the history of Islam has been rebellions,
rebellions, against rulers and leaders, rebellions upon rebellions. And always these people find an excuse to rebel, they will find one excuse or another to rebel against the ruler and destroy the Internet to wreak havoc in the community in the society. Always, always these people who want to rebel.
Okay, they will find excuses. And you know, this is not I'm not talking about right now in 20th century, go back, read the history of Islam. Go to the Ottomans, go to the Mughals go to the UBS go to a London lose any Muslim dynasty or Central Asian Dynasties, the biggest problem they had was rebellions.
And photons Alladhina. UB was exactly the same for you know, rebellions, nonstop rebellions, so eventually crushed all of them.
And he managed to rule all these territories. And now was the time to deal with the Crusaders once and for all.
And Allah caused an incident to happen that boil the blood of the Muslims so much that they all united under one leader. And this is exactly you know what's happening today. What's happening today in Palestine, the bombings of Gaza, the shredding of little children by these bombs, you know, it is already boiling the blood of all the Muslims and non Muslims around the world.
You can see it right. So there was this foolish Frankish night called Reynald DishLATINO
rain all the shot you know, Chateau was the ruler of a castle called Kerak.
you know where the battle of Malta took place? The Battle of Malta took place in Jordan currently Jordan between the Sahaba you know the famous battle with Khalid bin the leader of the law one, let the Muslims for the first time on the battlefield, because the first three generals are the Muslims appointed by the prophets Allah Salam are all Shaheed Abdullah bin Raha
Jaffa WinAVI Taalib
Zaid Bin harita all three of them were killed one after another
in this battle, and then they were left with nobody drew delete and hardly been believed was present. He had recently accepted Islam said you're the only person we can think of to lead this army so he led the army against the Romans extraordinary odds and his protected army strategically brought them back to Medina. Having inflicted heavy losses upon the Romans, and then managed to take back the Muslims. This place Mota is very close to this castle called crack. If you go to Jordan today, you want to go to this battlefield. This place where the Sahaba fought this famous battle against the Romans and the covers are there. The covers of the three Sahaba are there even to this
day, you will see the castle of charac Ker a K very close to this place. Rain all the Chateau ruled from this castle. And this castle fell on a pilgrim route. The Hajaj they would go for Hajj and Umrah from this route. So there was a treaty between the Crusaders and the Muslims.
And Phil town Salahuddin, having consolidated his power already united the Muslim ummah under one ruler, and by the way, he never declared his independence on the cave in Baghdad. Even though he was a lot more powerful and influential and rich. Then the cave in Baghdad, he did not challenges office
the hotbar from the massage it was read in the name of the Calif This is how we read he was to Muslim authority himself, being the Sultan himself being more powerful than the Caleb himself. Having larger armies than the qlf Khelifa had nothing to kill even Madonna was powerless. He paid homage to him.
So now he was waiting for an opportunity and the opportunity was provided by this fool called Reynold DishLATINO.
He saw a pilgrim caravan passing through his territory, he decided to attack him.
He attacked the caravan and it is claimed that one of the sisters of the Sultan was in the caravan.
And this boil the blood of the Muslims so much. In fact, he took the Muslims into the dungeons of the castle. If you go and see the castle,
which stands to this day, you will understand
what might have been going through the minds of the Muslims at that time who were imprisoned in this castle because I've been there I've seen it right. You go inside the dungeons, pitch dark, very scary, all stones around you. So he said to the Muslims who were imprisoned, he, where is Mohammed call him where is he now? Why does he come and save you because these people worship Jesus Christ. And they were so ignorant about Muslims that they thought we worship Mohammed Salah is ALLAH. So he was telling the Muslims call Mohammed now to save you. Where is he? And the news Reidsville pants Allah Medina up. And the Muslims came around and they united against his person. And lo and behold,
long story short,
there was a huge battle that took place, and this place called 18.
In 1187, see, in July, the Crusaders, they got together, the coalition came to fight the Muslims. And so tonsillar Dean had strategically cornered them already. Muslims already had water in their possession. So they had already been
to position themselves on top of the wells and water supply, so water was completely
taken away from the Crusaders. On top of that, Muslims started to light the grass and the fields around the Crusader army. So that basically increased the heat.
So they became more and more thirsty. They got exhausted. And when they got exhausted, the Muslims they finished them off all the Templars
the core the core of this army were the Templars. They were a specific group they were very very battle hardened tough fighters. Okay. It is said that when they were charged with the horses I don't know if you have seen some medieval
you know war demonstrations. When many horseman on the horses with their spears, when the charts together in a line in a line. You might have seen some movies like you know, you know, there are scenes from the this movie, watch back in the day Braveheart. Okay. There are scenes that horse men with the big spirits, they would charge together. That charge was so terrifying that Muslim historians write about it, that it was unstoppable.
Even the Muslims with all the courage, and all the Eman and all the power, they could not stop the charge of the Crusaders. It was so vicious. It was so well organized. And it was so terrifying that they would not be able to stop it. So imagine
200 Horses lined together with people with with knights,
javelin and spirit in the hands and they're charging together. That site alone was terrifying. It was terrifying.
So these were the Templars, the Crusaders, the Templars. So this was the end of the Crusaders. This was the beginning of their end. After the Battle of 18 was lost. The next thing the Sultan did was he went and besieged Jerusalem.
He wanted to take the city of Jerusalem.
And long story short, the Crusaders who were defending the city, they surrendered upon a treaty.
And the Muslims wanted to avenge what happened in 1099. When the Crusaders came in, the Sultan prevented every single Muslim from doing this on pain of death. He said anyone who is found to be doing this killing people inside the city, because this is not Islam.
We don't have the Crusaders, as our teachers. Our teacher is Rasulullah Salallahu Salam, we have rules and principles, we are bound by principles. We cannot go and kill women and children like they did. We cannot do that.
Even if you want to avenge what happened then? You can't do it. So the city of Jerusalem was open. So Don Saladino, UB went inside and he washed much of the oxide Dome of the Rock with rose water. After 90 years of occupation. After 90 days of occupation, this was one of the greatest events in the history of Islam. And you know, throughout the Muslim world, people prayed for the Sultan and his army for achieving this for the Muslims. For the first time after 90 years, Muslims prayed in much of the OXA
it was washed with rosewater, the Sultan himself, himself, being a king himself was on the floor washing the floor of much of the ox Allahu Akbar, but I want to Laylee
and his generals and his army everyone was and then they took down the crosses from martial arts and the Dome of the Rock and put up the you know, the Islamic symbols. And the city was opened for the Jewish people as well. And the Christians so tan said to all the Christians in the city, crusaders, and otherwise you may remain in peace. No one will brutalize you, so long as you are peaceful. Don't cause any problems. And those crusaders who want to go back to Europe, we will take you insecurity to the coast. Now so Dawn provided his own military for the safety because the masses the people of Palestine, the Muslims, they were boiling
with anger, but the Sultan protected these people. No wonder, William of Tyre, one of the Crusaders. He is one of the main Crusader historian who was writing at the time he was alive at the time of the Sultan. Wala he my brothers and sisters, those of you are watching right now. If you haven't studied the history of the Crusades, you haven't studied anything. It's so amazing. It's so powerful. It's so inspirational. That is unbelievable. There are so many things in so many deeds I simply cannot cover in the short sitting by
Time is up. So you have to stop. Stop very soon. But you know what I've addressed today is not even the tip of the iceberg. These are main details, main events, so tonsil out Dinis, he's freed 1000s of Crusaders. No wonder William of Tyre, one of the Crusaders writing at the time. He said, This man, Salahuddin was courageous, was wise and generous. Merciful.
Merciful. You know why they were writing this?
You know why they were writing this because every time the Crusaders dealt with him, they found him to be very merciful and compassionate.
He had no personal vendetta against him. He was doing this for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. There is an incident narrated by one of his personal biographers, Chef, Bao Dean Amon Shuddha, who was one of his biographers, and also one of his teachers, one of his teachers who was with him.
During all these incidents, he was with him on the battlefield. He saw him firsthand.
He writes that once we were in our tents, or in in the camp, the military camp
and a crusader woman, a crusader woman, a Frankish woman, had lost her daughter. She was kidnapped, stolen from her by some Muslim thieves.
She goes to the Crusaders, she cries to them, that my daughter has been taken away. She has been kidnapped. The Crusaders said, We cannot help you. We cannot help you in this hostile territory. We are in war, there is a war going on. On the other side, there are the Muslims and on this side is us. So what we're going to do, but then they said to her, that the king of the Muslims, he is merciful.
Who is saying this?
The Crusaders telling this woman, the king of the Muslims is merciful, He will help you. If anyone can help you. It's him.
So she crosses the lines. She comes to the Muslim side. And she insists that she wants to see the Sultan. She is brought in front of the Sultan and Baldini. Bucha dad is narrating what he's seeing himself. She comes. And then no one understands the language. So they bring a translator,
someone who interprets her words, she tells him that my daughter was kidnapped, and I want help and she's crying at the same time. This will dawn immediately tells his men go and find her daughter, and don't come back until you find her. So they go, they find her at some people were trying to sell her. So those men get arrested, the girl is freed and she's reunited with the mother within some short span of time. So when the girl comes back to the mother, she falls on the floor and he starts throwing sand on her face out of happiness, and crying at the same time out of excitement.
And so Todd, when he sees this, he starts to cry. When he sees this compassion of the mother, for her daughter, and the way she was praying for the Sultan, bow, the ninja narrates that we did not understand what she was saying. But we knew she was praying for the front arm, because he was looking at him and she was throwing sand on her face. She was so grateful to him that, you know, how can this even happen? How can you even do this in war? And there are many, many, many stories like this and muscle towncloud You know, you'll be authentically narrated by his own personal biographies. There are many. There is one by Mr. Dina Ellis for honey. He is an author. One of the
best ones I strongly recommend everyone to read on Salahuddin and nawada Rasul Tawnya is a personal it's a biography of Sultan Salahuddin a UB authored by his own teacher, Bow Bow dini. Bucha dad.
So after taking Jerusalem Sultan Salahuddin, he goes for other Crusader territories and he fights many many battles. Then, after Jerusalem fell to the Muslims. What happens next? Allahu Akbar. I'm gonna fast forward very quickly I want to finish so that we can take questions as well Inshallah, what happens again, the ripple effects reached the Pope in Rome. And it is said that Pope when he heard the news that Jerusalem fell to the Muslims he collapsed and died on the spot. Possibly had a heart attack or something.
He heard the news that he collapsed on the spot and died.
The new pope, he announced his another crusade, crusade crusade crusade, get good
was looking back. How can we lose yourself? This is the defeat of Christendom. This is the defeat of the papacy. This is the defeat of Catholicism.
This is the defeat of our religion. Take Jerusalem back and then what happens? The King of England and parts of France, Richard the Lionheart
he decides that he will go and fight. Salahuddin already the name of Salah Odine Salahuddin is the most famous man in Europe.
His name is already every single church every single household salary, salary salary, Richard when he decided to go on the crusade to liberate Jerusalem once again liberate or take back the city from the Muslims. He imposes a tax on the English people English people people here right and you know in this country
and the tax is called what salad in tax
is called salad the entire worth. Literally I'm not making this up. By the way.
This historically attested the tax was called salad in tax. And he even said that I would even sell London if I could, to the highest bidder to raise money to go and fight the crusade. So from here, Richard, he decides to go on the crusade with him the king of France. Philip also wants to join the crusade. And then from Germany, one of the biggest armies in Europe at the time, Frederick Barbarossa, the German King, nearly 80 years old or over 80 years old, he decides to go on the Crusades. Now Long story short, when these people leave,
you know their respective territories to head towards the Middle East. The Muslims already heard the news that these huge armies are coming.
Allahu Akbar, especially Frederick Barbarossa was coming from land.
So when the German army came close to
the Muslim territory, the Muslim started to pray or note or note on asila Muslim started to pray Knut to Allah Ya Allah Yo, you only you can save us now. We don't have the power to fight these big armies coming from Europe.
Okay, because this was the loss of Jerusalem you have to understand to them was a huge blow. So they prey on Mozilla. Guess what happened?
The Emperor the German Emperor Frederick Brock Barbosa, while crossing a river falls from his horse in the river. And the water is waist high. It's not even deep. The water is waist high. But you know, at that time, the knights, the warriors used to wear armor, heavy armor on the bodies, right? So he fell into water and he could not come back up. He was drowned by his armor and he died in that river. And once he died, his entire army lost the will. They lost the courage to continue and they got dispersed. And many of them were killed off by the peasants. So that's gone.
Richard comes and takes acre Long story short, it takes him a year a year to reach Palestine when he starts. Okay. So he comes and takes acre,
the city of Africa and currently Palestine and then there are 3000 Muslims inside. But before he takes the city of Acre, they besieged the city.
Now this is something shocking.
You will find this very difficult to understand and appreciate for two years. Are you listening everyone? For two years the city of Aiken was besieged for two years.
Okay. And on the other side, Sultan Salahuddin Allah UB remained for two years outside the city of Accra tried to rescue it. For two years this man did not move
from one spot.
For too long years, one battle over one small city called Aker was fought, and there were 3000 Muslims inside the city.
Eventually, Richard succeeds in taking the city and when he takes the city, he basically takes all the Muslims in the city hostages 3000 of them
and then he tells the Sultan,
money or the die. So he wanted gold. photons, how do you we could not raise the gold in time. And in one day, Richard in cold blood killed 3000 men, women and children Muslims. This is called the massacre of Acre. Okay, and the Muslims are so angry when this happened.
It started to
take the land.
So how he did this? After taking the city of Acre, he started to make his way down towards the city of Jerusalem because, because why did he come to Palestine, from England?
Even though he never lived in England, he was mainly living in the French territory. He spoke French, he didn't even speak English. Okay. So he ruled more territory in France than he did in Britain. Right. So he came with his army
took the coastal route, they were ships supplying from the sea. And on the land, the other side, the Muslims are also following.
The Crusader army. And there were many skirmishes. Muslims tried to stop Richard in his tracks, but they couldn't. He was a very, very, very able fighter, Richard was a vicious fighter. He was not only a very powerful king, but he was a very strong, General.
And he commanded his men like a block, even in the Battle of
us roof. In the Battle of us roof,
the Muslim lines and the Crusader lines were drawn against each other. This was a very famous battle that took place between the the Crusaders, and the Muslims. And
the Christians charged the Muslims, as I mentioned earlier, and the Muslims could not stop the charge. And then Richard bow Dyneema, Judah writes in his history, the same biographer of the, of the Sultan, he writes that on that day, Richard with a spear in his hand, was running the length of the Muslim army up and down and challenging Muslims, is there a man among you will come and fight me is that I met Muslims are so terrified him of his leadership, his person, that no Muslim came forward to challenge him. This is similarly what you know, at the time of the Prophet when liberal would he came to the Muslims? And he said, Is there a man among you know, he challenged the Sahaba,
who stood up, who stood up to challenge him. I live in and we taught him three times, the Prophet told him to sit down, because Ali was a very young man at the time, he didn't want him to be killed, everyone would was a great warrior. Well, very well known warrior in Arabia, when he was challenging. So Ali, eventually ended up ended up fighting him and killed him. So right like was Richard was running the length of the Muslim army with a spear in his hand on his horse, and taunting the Muslims.
So the Muslims could see that this man is very different. This enemy is a very different person we're dealing with, this is a different breed. Okay. And Richard was no doubt was a very, you know, valiant and vicious fighter, not only himself personally, but as a military general as well. And now he came very close to the city of Jerusalem, having taken much of the territory, the Muslims are doing the strategic games, and the details can be read in the books I've already mentioned. Okay, so I'm cutting the long story short. So Richard comes close to the city of Jerusalem, having come from France, having raised taxes from Britain, he is almost six miles or six kilometers away from the
city of Jerusalem.
And you know, the Sultan is inside the city of Jerusalem, guess what, what, what is the situation? What do you think is happening inside the city of Jerusalem? This is the same man who massacred 3000 Muslims in cold blood in the city of Acre.
What do you think is he going to do what do you think he's going to do when he takes the city of Jerusalem
massacre and who's inside the king Soltani himself
and now the advisors of the Sultan are coming to him and telling him Sultan, leave the city? Live today fight tomorrow? This guy? Clearly he has reached this far and we couldn't stop him. Let him take the city and we will beseech them, we will deal with them like we dealt with the Crusaders before them.
The Sultan did not want to leave the city. He said I will die here if I have to. I will die in the city if I have to with the people.
What does he do? He goes to his teacher. Are you listening?
He goes to his teacher who is the Teacher by how Dean? English ah, the one who wrote his biography later on and Nevada Russell Tawnya. He goes to his teacher, and he asks him, what do I do? In this situation? Richard is here and there these people are going to be massacred, and I don't want to leave the city. I'll coach you Jerusalem, Al Aqsa.
I cannot even
shake bow delivered. Your dad asked him who gives victory
Who has the power? Allah?
So go and ask Allah go and ask Allah the sultan comes to master the Luxor
and he stands on the mat, Baldini, which Adan narrates that I could see his gray beard moving, you know, His beard was gray, possibly from grief of all these years, His beard was moving and he was reading and his tears were flowing down from his cheeks. And when he made such that the prayer mat was filled with his tears, crying to Allah, Ya Allah. It's up to you now. You're Allah, I'm powerless, whatever, whatever he was praying. And for some reason, Richard decides, having come from Britain and France, having brought so much pain and suffering to not only his own army, but to the Muslims as well. For some reason, he decides to go back
turns around from the doors of the city of Jerusalem.
And his companions Crusaders, they said, at least look at the city go and look at he said, I will not even gaze upon it.
I will not look at the city. I will not look at something I cannot take.
He turns around, and he is it goes back to where he came from, and could not take the city of Jerusalem. historians argue
a number of different things and they stay in, say a number of them. Why? Because the city was basically in the hands of the Muslims. The territory around the Crusaders was hostile. The Muslim population was trial. All the water wells had been poisoned already outside. There was no water supply. They were away from the sea. Okay, so this was a lost battle to Richard. There was no point of fighting this battle. So he decides to go back even without trying to conquer the city. never sees it doesn't even look at the city, goes back.
And then Sultan's, allow the UV and the Muslims cannot believe it. Whether it was his was or the Muslim da and the Muslim connotes, that's why they say Never underestimate the power of dua, just like you guys pray tonight. Believe in Allah, believe in his decree.
Things will change. While artha he No wala has no will unto Mala Alone In Kuntum, meaning
do not despair, do not be in grief, you will be victorious if you are believers. So do not underestimate the power of DA and do your best to help your brothers and sisters.
Do your best to help your brothers and sisters social dance Alladhina up survives. So does the Muslim army and Richard goes back and Richard fighting a minor battle in France besieging a castle gets shot in the neck by a crossbow by another soldier, a French soldier and he dies as a result. And he tells the soldiers that they should buddy his heart
in the city of Rome, in France, and his body was buried in another place. forgot the name of the city where he was buried. Subhanallah Okay, so you can see the Fiji you know, they used to make a Fiji's true likeness of the king or the queen on the grave, you can go and see in France, if you ever see him, you can see the pictures. So this man was clearly a very special no doubt, okay, with special qualities and characteristics. Okay. And when he was in Palestine, so Todd's ladina up, communicated with him even sent him his physician. And he actually praised the Sultan for his his bravery that this is this is a man, I'm dealing with not just any ordinary person, this guy, this
person I'm dealing with is not an ordinary man. Okay. And likewise, the Sultan respected Richard for his leadership and all the great qualities he possessed, although using them for the wrong ends, you know, when you go outside
Westminster Abbey, there used to be a statue of Richard on a horse with a sword in his hand. Right. You know, Richard, before leaving for the Crusades, one of the events that took place, unfortunately, was the massacre of the Jewish people in London, and they came to pay homage to him and they got massacred.
This is Richard the Lionheart. Okay, if anyone's Elian art is it was Salahuddin and he became very very popular. Finally, this man surrouding Rohan Talalay died in 1193. Having done this great service to Islam and Muslims taking having taken back the city of Jerusalem, the land of Palestine from the Crusaders Okay, although the Crusades
has remained in the Middle East for another 100 years, no doubt, but they were completely powerless. Their power was repeatedly reduced by the subsequent Sultan's. First you beat and then
the Mamelukes. And they did not give up. They were seven crusades in total. There were seven crusades in total to the Middle East. Even the English King
Edward the first, the king in this movie, the law, the Braveheart, you know, who punished William Wallace for being a freedom fighter for the Scots. Right, Edward a long shank, okay was a very cruel king, no doubt, a very cruel king, very effective King, I believe. I believe as a historian, that he was one of the most important kings in English history moreso than Richard the Lionheart because what he did his deeds outweigh the deeds of Richard by far, he was very, very,
a very successful King, as bad as evil as, you know, as vicious as he was, but as a king, as a pragmatist. He was very, very successful, he was able to subdue the Welsh, even he went to, for a crusade, even he went for a crusade in the 13th century, and almost a century after soltana alladhina UB and he was nearly killed.
Right? So crusades continued, but photons allowed, you know, up died in 1193. And, you know, when he died, he died. He had shakes reading the Quran right next to him. He was listening to the Quran. He had specifically requested for the sheiks to read the Quran next to him while he's dying. So, last thing in his life was the Quran. And it is written then when he died, he had very few silver coins in his possession and one gold dinar that money was used specifically kept for his coffin. So, he was basically the coffin was bought from that money and he was put in the grave, He was a very kind and generous person. There are so many virtues that I can simply not describe in this short sitting
for that you will have to read the books I have mentioned, and Nevada Russell Tawnya by Baldini Bucha dad. So on that note, brothers and sisters, thank you so much for listening. I simply haven't done justice to this man's history and his legacy. There is a lot more I could discuss and talk about with regards to his character, his personal achievements, is person is as a Muslim, is prayers. His reading of the Quran is patronage of the scholars in the Alama him being surrounded by the alumni and listening to the Hadith of the prophets awesome. Every single day all these things I could mention, but I could not because of the time restraint Zacco love had and what hamdulillahi
rabbil Alameen. May Allah bless you, thank you so much.