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The Christians Under Turkish Rule

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in Articles, Library, Tribute to Dr. Matti Moosa | Comments Off on The Christians Under Turkish Rule

The Christians Under Turkish Rule Dr. Matti Moosa More than any other Muslim writer, Ibn al-Athir has discussed the character and achievements of Nur al-Din Zangi, who he says died from al-khawaniq (angina) in 1173-74.[46] Ibn al-Athir says he read the history of the rulers before and after Islam and found no sovereign except al-Khulafa al-Rashidun (the Rightly Guided Caliphs) and the Umayyad Caliph Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz (reigned 717-720) to be more praiseworthy for his conduct, justice, and fairness than al-Malik al-Adil Nur al-Din. He lauds Nur al-Din for his indifference to worldly things...

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