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Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb, was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. A Muslim of Kurdish[1][2][3] origin, Saladin led the Muslim opposition against the European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen, and other parts of North Africa.

Saladin (1137/1138–1193) was a Muslim military and political leader who as sultan (or leader) led Islamic forces during the Crusades. Saladin's greatest triumph over the European Crusaders came at the Battle of Hattin in 1187, which paved the way for Islamic re-conquest of Jerusalem and other Holy Land cities in the Near East. During the subsequent Third Crusade, Saladin was unable to defeat the armies led by England's King Richard I (the Lionheart), reuslting in the loss of much of...

Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb, better known in the Western world as Saladin, was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Born: 1138, Tikrit Died: March 4, 1193, Damascus. Wikipedia

Saladin's Palace, Syria

(Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb) Saladin was known for his chivalry and his kindness. Europeans described him as a knight which is very rare for a Muslim. Usually they were seen as infidels but Saladin was respected in Europe especially by Richard the Lionheart. Saladin influenced many aspects of Egypt and he even changed a prayer in the Muslim religion. Saladin and Richard the Lionheart and the struggle between them during the Third Crusade.

Sculpture of Saladin in Cairo, Egypt. He was a great leader. The courage of a Lion and the heart of Thomas More

Moat of Saladin's Castle, a Byzantine Castle once occupied by Crusaders, Syria, Lumiere colorfilm, circa 1934-1939.

Saladin was a great Muslim warrior who made the history by defeating a huge army to win the Jerusalem. His laqab was Salah ad-Din. This great Muslim warrior was born in Mesopotamia in 1138 who is widely known among as the anti-hero to the Western people for his greatest victory of Jerusalem. Saladin left the world in 1193 after falling into a fever.

"Innermost coffin of Tutankhamen, from his tomb at Thebes, Egypt, Dynasty XVIII, Egyptian Museum, Cairo.