Fall of Andalus
When the day Spain fell to the ruthless Europeans who had taken advantage of the civil war between the Muslims. A scholar quotes on the tragic event:
“Everything declines after reaching perfection …
The tap of the white ablution fount weeps in despair, like a passionate lover weeping at the departure of the beloved.
Over dwellings emptied of Islam, vacated, whose inhabitants now live in unbelief, where the mosques have become churches in which only bells and crosses are found....
O who will remedy the humiliation of a people who were once powerful, a people whose condition injustice and tyrants have changed?
Yesterday they were kings in their own homes, but today they are slaves in the land of the infidel!”
The one of the main reasons Spain fell was because the people of Al-Andalus forgot Allah so Allah made them forget about themselves. Spain was built on the model of Medina and as long as their focused on Medina they thrived, but the moment they focused on the dunya (world) they deteriorated. Literally everyone was concerned about their own piece of land and throne. The undeserving Ameers of Spain would actually make treaties with the Christians to fight their own Muslims in order to conquer them. These Ameers had a deceptive nature; they would actually betray their own Muslim brothers just to get a small portion of the dunya. One city after the other fell in Muslim Spain, until only one city was left and that was Granada. Granada fell 50 years later after the rest of Spain. Abu Muhammad drew a treaty with the Christians on the condition that they would not persecute them and forcefully convert them so they can conquer Granada. But the moment the untrustworthy Christians got in Granada they betrayed their promise. As soon as they entered the Al-Hamra palace they tried to find the highest palace they could and then they erected a cross on it. On the palace you will only see one word “That Dominance is only for the sake of Allah”. When Abu Muhammad saw this he began to cry and his mother shouted at him and said:
“Why are you crying like a woman, when you couldn't defend it like a Man!”
- Masud ul Hasan. History of Islam. Lahore: Ashfaq Mirza.
- Al-khateeb, Firas. "Lost Islamic HISTORY | Bringing BACK Islamic History." Web. 3 July 2015.