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Minorskyp. In JulySaladin tried to threaten Richard’s command of the coast by attacking Jaffa. However, the original sarcophagus was not replaced; instead, the mausoleumwhich is open to visitors, lf has two sarcophagi: Before he could move, however, there were a number of administrative details to be settled.

Despite early success, they pursued aybi Muslims far enough to become scattered, and Saladin took advantage by rallying his troops and charged at the Crusaders. Saladin’s intelligence services reported to him that the Crusaders were planning a raid into Syria. Upon hearing this, Saladin swore an oath to personally execute Raynald. Saladin’s military career began under the tutelage of his uncle Asad al-Din Shirkuha prominent military commander under Nur ad-Din, the Zengid emir of Damascus and Aleppo and the most influential teacher of Saladin.

Where heaven touches earth: Saladin also had other children who died before him, such as al-Mansur Hasan and Ahmad.

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Sultan of Egypt — All of the booty from the Ayyubid victory was accorded to the army, Saladin not keeping anything himself. Briefings hisgory Present and Potential Wars 3, illustrated, revised ed.

By mid, Saladin had conquered Hama and Homsinviting the animosity of other Zengid lords, the official rulers of Syria’s various regions. She did not have children. According to the later 13th-century Old French Continuation of William of TyreRaynald captured Saladin’s sister in a raid on a caravan; this claim is not attested in contemporary sources, Muslim or Frankish, however, instead stating that Raynald had attacked a preceding caravan, and Saladin set salahudddin to ensure the safety of his sister and her son, who came to no harm.


Saladin was later enraged when he received a message from Arslan accusing Nur al-Din of more abuses against his daughter.

On 13 Aprilthe Zengid troops marched to attack his forces, but soon found themselves surrounded by Saladin’s Ayyubid veterans, who crushed them.

From then on, he ordered prayers in all the mosques of Syria and Egypt as the yrdu king and he issued at the Cairo mint gold coins bearing his official title— al-Malik an-Nasir Yusuf Ayyub, ala ghaya “the King Strong to Aid, Joseph son of Job; exalted be the standard.

Saladin’s successes alarmed Saif al-Din. Others again say that the king of England, on deciding to attempt the conquest of Ascalon, thought it unwise to leave so many prisoners in the town after his departure. Later in the year, a group of Egyptian soldiers and emirs attempted to assassinate Saladin, but having already known of their intentions thanks to his intelligence chief Ali ibn Safyan, he had the chief conspirator, Naji, Mu’tamin al-Khilafa—the civilian controller of the Fatimid Palace—arrested and killed.

The city was besieged, and Saladin very nearly captured it; however, Richard arrived a few days later and defeated Saladin’s army in a battle outside the city. Although the Crusader force consisted of only knights, Saladin hesitated to ambush them because of the presence of highly skilled generals.

Al-Wahrani wrote that Saladin was selected because of the reputation of his family in their “generosity and military prowess”. Google Books website Retrieved 8 April Saladin proceeded to take Nusaybin which offered no resistance.

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Mujahed al-Din Bihruza former Greek slave who had been appointed as salhauddin military governor of northern Mesopotamia for his service to the Seljuksreprimanded Ayyub for giving Zengi refuge and in banished Ayyub from Tikrit after his brother Asad al-Din Shirkuh killed a friend of Bihruz in an honour killing. It was finally agreed that Arslan’s daughter would be sent away for a year and if Nur al-Din failed to comply, Saladin would move to abandon his support for him.


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Soon after, he defeated the Zengid army at the Battle of the Horns of Hama and was thereafter proclaimed the “Sultan of Egypt and Syria” by the Abbasid caliph al-Mustadi. Meanwhile, Saladin’s rivals in Syria and Jazira waged a propaganda war against him, claiming he had “forgotten his own inn [servant of Nur ad-Din]” and showed no gratitude for his old master by besieging his son, rising “in rebellion against his Lord”. Hattin and the fall of Jerusalem prompted the Third Crusade —financed in England by a special ” Saladin tithe “.

After leaving the an-Nusayriyah Mountains, Saladin returned to Damascus and had his Syrian soldiers return home. In the summer ofSaladin’s former palace administrator Qara-Qush led a force to arrest Majd al-Din—a former deputy of Turan-Shah in the Yemeni town of Zabid —while he was entertaining Imad ad-Din at his estate in Cairo.

On 15 May, Nur ad-Din died after falling salahudin the previous week and his power was handed to his eleven-year-old son as-Salih Ismail al-Malik.