He would go on to ultimately recapture Jerusalem from the crusaders and push them back to a thin strip along the Mediterranean.
Ship from Saint-Louis's navy. The Crusader States in 1135. But how did Muslims at the time view the invasions? Globetrotting Vikings: Krak des chevaliers. For the Crusaders, the Dome of the Rock was the Temple of Solomon; the Aqsa mosque was converted to use as a palace and stables. At their core was a desire for access to shrines associated with the life and ministry of Jesus, above all the Holy Sepulcher, the church in Jerusalem said to contain the tomb of Christ 2005.
Jihad has an Islamic concept: How could people from the edge of the known world invade this divinely protected, culturally sophisticated and militarily triumphant region? For some, the Crusades are seen not just as a medieval threat, but as a present one—a perpetual Western attempt to undermine Islam.
Paul M. The Crusades were a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims started primarily to secure control of holy sites considered sacred by both groups.
The Crusades were precisely that. From the Third Crusade to the Fall of Acre, 1187—1291.
William of Tyre: Valorium Reprints, 1979. Bible History Daily.
Jerusalem captured by Saladin in 1187. Islamic Perspectives. When the four main armies of Crusaders arrived in Constantinople , Alexius insisted that their leaders swear an oath of loyalty to him and recognize his authority over any land regained from the Turks, as well as any other territory they might conquer.