For recent Jihadist with sword documentary, go to NY Times
Source of Saladin documentary / Courtesy: BBC
The two documentaries linked here show the contrast of then and now. In Saladin’s time it was an era of Jihad with sword and he succeeded. Those who indulge in that in this day and age are destined to be defeated and condemned in countless ways, as this is an age of Jihad with pen. Enjoy the videos and read the following:
The BBC program is an hour and a half movie or documentary about Saladin and Richard the Lionheart. If the movie inspires you in some ways, remember that the Latter Days, which is our times; are an era of Jihad with pen and not Jihad with sword, the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him had prophesied this; Come and join the editorial team of our blog and volunteer your services for the Muslim Times, for Jihad with the pen.
According to Wikipedia: “Saladin’s chivalrous behavior was noted by Christian chroniclers, especially in the accounts of the Siege of Kerak, and despite being the nemesis of the Crusaders, he won the respect of many of them, including Richard the Lionheart; rather than becoming a hated figure in Europe, he became a celebrated example of the principles of chivalry.”
Saladin did not destroy the True Cross, on which Jesus, may peace be on him was put on the cross, even though he had it after the Battle of Hattin. In the same spirit we want to preserve everything that is wonderful in the Christian tradition and useful for humanity, as we engage in our ‘Jihad with Pen, Keyboards and Internet!’
When Saladin finally captured Jerusalem, he did not kill the Christian population of Jerusalem, the descendents of the crusaders of the First Crusade, who had killed each and every Muslim inhabitant of Jerusalem during the First Crusade. He was following in the footsteps of his master, the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him, and trying to mimic his mercy and forgiveness that he had shown to the polytheist population of Mecca a few centuries before.
Richard the Lionheart killed three thousand prisoners of war in cold blood. To read an account of the Holy Prophet Muhammad and prisoners of war:
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