Sunday, August 22, 2004

Courtesy in Wars throughout History

This is so amazing!:

- Chinese barons, after the fall of Chou Dynasty, revere the acts of chivalrous courtesy during warfare. "Confronted with invasion, a baron would send in bravado a convoy of provisions to the invading army."*

- "As in the Homeric age, warriors of opposing armies, recognizing each other, would exchange haughty compliments from their chariots, drinking together, and even trade weapons before doing battle."*

- Despite their disputes, the armies of Prophet Muhammad's (p.b.u.h.) wife Aishah and of his son-in-law, Ali, when it comes to prayer times, both sides join together for congregational prayers.

- It is rumored that in the medieval times, the English people loves tea time so much that even during battles, when its time comes, a horn would be sounded, arms dropped, tables set up and they would drank tea together in dignified bliss. (Imagine gentlemen raising their teacup delicately with thumb and index, other fingers straightened daintily... ehheh)

* Quotes & paraphrase taken from Huston Smith's The World's Religions, p160

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello! nice blog!

1:20 AM, September 12, 2004  
Blogger haya_shiloh said...

my appreciations :)

11:44 AM, October 05, 2004  

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