January 23, 2021 - 12:00 am
With the help of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology, the book review meeting “Analysis of the role of Shiites and their actions in the Islamic Union in the early Crusades” on Monday morning, December 20, 2016, presented by Dr. Mehdi Mohammadi and judged by Dr. Ahmad Khameyar in the amphitheater of Bin University the International Ahlul Bayt (AS) was held.
According to the public relations of the International University of Ahlul Bayt (AS), the Crusades involved Anatolia, the Levant, Egypt, and, most recently, North Africa for two centuries. The threat posed by the Crusaders, in economic, social,l and political terms, occurred to all the people of Syria, and this was due to the geographical conditions of the north of Syria, in Aleppo more than south of Syria to the center of Damascus. The siege of Aleppo by the Crusaders from the north, east, and west created a critical situation for them. This situation was a pervasive tragedy that threatened all Muslims, both Shiites and Sunnis. The activism of the Imami Shiites during this period is very significant. The existence of a common threat to all classes and religions of Islam, especially in the north of the Levant, caused the activities of the Imami Shiites to appear in the form of convergence between the Sunnis and the Shiites. This convergence was manifested in political, social,l and economic dimensions and continued until the establishment of unity in the countries affected by the Crusaders’ attack during the Atabakan Zangi, and this convergence led to the final defeat of the Crusaders in this region. The cooperation of the Shiites with the Sunni governments and their convergence and unity in this regard showed their deep understanding of the depth of the Crusaders’ threat.
It is noteworthy that this meeting was held in full compliance with health procedures (mask and social distance) and with the presence of research managers and students.