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Despite popular misconceptions, it is a historical fact that the original Templar Order found common bonds of unity with the Muslim Saracen Knights of Saladin, rooted in shared ancient principles of Chivalry and spiritual Faith.
Accordingly, members of the modern Order also know that both traditions continue to be connected, and remain united in mutual respect and interfaith cooperation. Proprietary Research — This site presents new and original research, which is proprietary, from primary sources in the historical record.
The numbered Chivalry to be or not to references are the verifiable evidence of all relevant facts. The Templar Order now shares this with the general public for the first time, as part of its core mission of restoring venerable traditions as the pillars of civilization.
An important Arab contribution to Western medieval society, its origin has been virtually ignored by Western historians. These ancient chivalric virtues were promoted by the Moors, who comprised the majority population of the Iberian Peninsula by AD, and their ancient Arabian contributions to Chivalry quickly spread throughout Europe.
It was those Troubadours who famously helped to spread the medieval culture of Chivalry across Europe. They became Knights by reputation of their courage, dignity, noble deeds and the pursuit of honor, through poetry, tales and legends. Incorporating generosity, forgiveness, and a just and honorable reputation as well as advocating justice and freedom, they became the treasure of their people… Pride of culture revolved around their adventures and feats.
Despite being the nemesis of the Crusaders, he won deep respect from many of them, including King Richard the Lionheart of England, and throughout Europe and among Templars worldwide he became a celebrated example of the principles of Chivalry.
Saladin reciprocated by declaring that there was not a more honourable Christian lord than Richard. In response to the humanitarian request, Saladin used his own money to buy the child back, personally returned the baby to its mother, and ordered a horse to bring her and the baby back to her camp.
Richard knew that Saladin was a strict Muslim, and that Islam shared the fundamental Christian values requiring to help those in need. By now the mutually earned respect was so strong between the Knights Templar and the Saracens of Saladin, that King Richard was able to appeal to his otherwise nemesis Saladin, requesting fresh water and fresh fruit to cure his fever.
Saladin sent a gift of pure frozen snow and fresh fruit to all of the Templars for their health. Shortly thereafter, cancelling the planned final battle, Richard and Saladin signed a peace accord, the Treaty of Ramla of AD. Among additional factual examples in the historical record: After concluding the treaty, Saladin and King Richard continued to send each other many gifts as signs of mutual respect, although they never met in person.
As a monument to this great historic friendship, a statue of Saladin and King Richard greeting each other on horses was erected in Old Jerusalem, in front of the Citadel of David.
In AD, the lawyer and historian David Hume, librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, contributed to the core collection of the National Library of Scotland, including some verified facts about Saladin. As documented by David Hume: This is noted by a 19th century historian describing the visit of Saladin with Templar Knight Humphrey of Toron in the camp of King Amalric during the Truce of Alexandria: The amenities of the occasion called for a show of courtesy on his part, and this was returned with such good will by his guest [Saladin] that what had been but politeness a moment before became, after a brief acquaintance, a sympathetic accord.
After all, there was much in common between these enemies through circumstance. Cousin paladins Rinaldo and Orlando fall under the spell of Angelica, a Moslem Princess of Cathay… The pious Tancred takes up the cross against the Saracens only to have his heart conquered by one of their warrior damsels.
This connection proves the genuine Templar belief in the fundamental compatibility, underlying common values, and resulting shared friendship between the Knights Templar and the Muslim Saracens.
All of these facts reveal and illustrate the truth and reality of the deeper underlying context of medieval Templar-Saracen relations: Both fought strategic battles only because it was their duty, dictated by the circumstances of their times, and not because of any cultural animosity, nor any inherent religious incompatibility.
The historical record indicates that at all possible opportunities, in between battles strategically required by artificial political necessity, the Knights Templar and the Muslim Saracens of Saladin celebrated friendship in their common bonds.
But, though the sworn Knights of Christendom sometimes failed to stand by their given word… the records show unswerving adherence to his vows on the part of this Moslem [Saladin].
And these are the records of the enemy.
According to European 12th century chronicles: Archaeology indicates that the Eagle of Saladin was never his official heraldic seal as a General or Sultan, but it was found on the West wall of the Citadel of Saladin in Cairo, such that it can be considered a valid charge element authentic to the tradition of the Arabian Chivalry of Saladin.
How many times have you signed agreements you have never respected? I did nothing more. Each feeling itself inspired by God, and each secure in the righteousness of its cause… That there were many lapses from just behavior on the part of the Crusaders must be admitted.
Rather, it was always the unlawful provocations by secular officials, who falsely abused merely superficial religious ideas, to manufacture false Chistian-Muslim conflicts, creating artificial situations which forced honourable Knights to have to fight battles which they otherwise would never have supported.
Ziolo The authoritative 19th century historian Emile Leon Gautier ADan archivist of the Imperial Archives and Chief of the historical section of the National Archives of France, traced the original source of those corrupt manipulations.Our Mission. Chivalry Training Providers is a destination for high end quality training that is aligned to suit your needs.
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