Hymns of gold
In 1258 Tatars attacked Baghdad, destroying the beauty and luster of this ancient city while 2 million Muslims lost their lives. This then extended throughout the Levant, where other cities met the same fate. The end came at the borders of Egypt where the Tatars were finally defeated. Moreover, the armies of the Tatars, Georgia , and the Principality of Antioch Crusaders were also involved in attacks along with the use of Chinese explosives experts. Armenians and Georgians, Persians and Turks were also part of the siege.
It must be noted that in addition to the main Tatars army and its non-Muslims allies and along with them within the ranks of army Muslim troops were all a part of doctrines from religious Muslim communities. It was a bleak and dark time lit only by the light from Sufi hymns of (Rumi 1207-1273) and residue of the Sufihymns of (Ibn Arabi 1164-1240 ). Were poets recognize that (people’s love and tolerance to each other in their different races , beliefs and sects) is the only way and only evidence of (people’s love to God). They were words of pure gold. In 2016 Today is like yesterday, we are in need of those precious hymns of gold.