Liberation of the Islamic holy city of Bayt ol-Moqaddas
Compiled by: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On October 2, 1187 AD, a united Muslim army of Arab, Turks, Kurds, and Iranians, under command of the Ayyubid sultan of Egypt and Syria, Salaheddin the Kurd, liberated the Islamic holy city of Bayt ol-Moqaddas after 88 years of occupation by the Christian Crusades of Europe.
He thus ended the illegal existence of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, which the European occupiers had founded after massacring as many as 70,000 Muslim men, women, and children in Bayt al-Moqaddas in 1099 while seizing it from the Ismaili Shi'ite Fatemid Dynasty of Egypt and North Africa.
The anniversary of this great day is a constant reminder to the Palestinians and the Muslim World that God Willing, the day will soon come when Bayt al-Moqaddas will again be liberated and the illegal Zionist entity will cease to exist.