Exemplary Behavior of an Exemplary Leader
September 2, 2009 2 Comments
it was year 637 AD. Caliph Umar Muslim Army had Just accepted the surrender of the city of Jerusalem after a four month siege. As Hazrat Umar entered Jerusalem Patriarch of Jerusalem Sophroniu gave Him tour of the city.At the hour of prayer they stood together in the church the Holy Sepulchre,Sophronius invited Umar to pray in the Church; “No,” replied Umar, “If I do so, the Muslims one day might take this as an excuse to take the church from you.” So Umar prayed on the steps of the church. He then gave the Bishop a pact that forbade the Muslims from ever praying on the steps of the church.
“I am reading "A History of the Crusades" by Steven Runciman and will be stating major historical facts about crusades on my blog from time to time“