Whoever lives will see.
– Yousuf Al Tashfeen
The forces of King Alfonso were very well prepared to attack the Muslims in Spain, meanwhile the Ameer ul Muminoon known back then “Mutamid bin Mutazid” tied bonds with the barbarian Sultan Yousuf. Although the empire of Spain was very not cozy with the barbarians and even had fought innumerable times in order to wipe them away, the Ameer preferred the help of a fellow Muslim for the greater benefit of the Muslim nation.
The great army of Alfonso was vanquished at the hands of the Muslim union despite being heavily outnumbered in the battle of Zalaqa (480 A.H). In the meantime, king Alfonso exchanged letters to Sultan Yousuf in order to taunt him by telling about the numbers and arms they had. History marks the only reply from the Sultan “Whoever lives will see“, and this left the king with immense fear as the might of the Muslims was known to him. An army of twenty thousand destroyed the kings sixty-thousand while the king managed to escape with only a hundred soldier. History mark Muslims as the greatest warriors, conquerors and the nation having the true heroic instincts.
Emancipating lands from the Christians without disrupting the peace. Never was an old man, a woman or a child killed. No church or temple was ever destroyed, hence everyone was given the right to follow their religion strictly. Until the Muslims were subjected to the greed of the throne, tainting the evergreen legacy by disuniting.
Greed is a Curse
Following their whims to gain pride and therefore, forgetting the brotherhood defined by Islam. The disunity resulting in civil wars allowed the low hearted Christian kings to enter and destroy the tranquil. The hunger of throne attracted the Muslims in Spain to join forces with their ever known enemies. On the contrary to the Muslim way, the Christians destroyed the Mosques. Women were raped, old men and children killed.
History marks one of the most brutal on the contrary to the Muslim way, the Christians destroyed the Mosques. Women were raped, old men and children killed. History marks one of the most brutal encounters that happened back on the Muslims in Spain. The beneficence of the Muslims was forgotten. The spirits and unity had taken the Muslims so far.
The belief in Allah was the only hope of the Muslims back then. The fading spirits and beliefs resulted in the nation being vanquished. There was a time when the words of a Muslim triggered fear in the mighty kings. Alas, the lost spirits destroyed the forces of Allah.
And hold fast to the rope of Allah, all together, and do not become divided. (3-103)