Did the Muslims view the Crusades as a holy war?


Did the Muslims view the Crusades as a holy war?

The Crusades:

Starting in the 11th century, Christian leaders throughout Europe attempted to re-take the Holy Land from Islamic empires by force. This series of wars, collectively known as the Crusades, failed every time except the very first, where Christians captured Jerusalem and created the Crusader Kingdoms.

Answer and Explanation:

Yes, Muslims viewed the Crusades as a holy war just as European Christians did. The Arabic term for holy war, jihad, was used to refer tot he...

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The Islamic World's Response to the Latin Crusades

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Chapter 14 / Lesson 16

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