|Lesson of Taifas|
Spanish history from the fall of the Cordóba Caliphate in 1031 CE is essential reading for any Muslim who wishes to see Muslim strength restored. |
In the 11th century, when the First Crusades were carving out territories in Palestine, the Christians of Spain set out to take over Muslim territories. The Caliphate of Córdoba, at this time among the richest and most powerful states in Europe, underwent inter-Muslim civil war. As a result, it broke into taifas, small rival emirates fighting among themselves.
The disintegration of the Caliphate left the rival Muslim kingdoms much weaker than their Christian counterparts and had to submit to them. Muslim Taifas often hired Christian mercenaries to fight neighbouring Muslim realms. Taifas eventually numbered over 60, where once there was a united Muslim kingdom.
End result? The glorious Muslim reign over Spain came to a crashing end after Muslims destroyed the united Muslim state, divided into pieces and fought each other.
"...do not dispute and [thus] lose courage and [then] your strength would depart..." (Quran 8:46)
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