Of the many stored 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 …
The unanticipated assault of the Mongol Tatars on the Islamic Empire has been and will always be one of the worst and the most bloody of its kind ever to effect the Muslim Ummah in its history. The way Allah spared the religion of Islam through this extremely difficult time is incredible and nothing short of divine. It is truly a time in Islamic History every Muslim should know about and no Muslim should ever forget ...
For centuries the capital of the great Byzantine Empire resisted attacks from its external enemies. Its walls had remained impregnable for a thousand years. In 1453, a young sultan inspired by the words of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), led a formidable force to the gates of Constantinople. Sultan Mehmet and his Ottoman army aspired to be the ones to liberate the city in the name of Islam.
Would he be the one to succeed where generations failed before him?