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Who was great contemporary and rival of SULTAN Salahuddin Ayyubi ?

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Asked by khabardar, 14 Jun '12 02:32 pm
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Salahuddin was born in the year 532 AH/1137 CE in Tekrit on the West Bank of the Tigris between Mosul and Baghdad, loved dearly by his father, Ayyub, and nourished on the lofty principles, Salahuddin the Kurd soon showed signs of the blessings which were to follow him. Within two months of his coming to Egypt, his uncle whom he was forced to accompany there, died. Suddenly, Salahuddin was the ruler of much coveted Egypt. In an instance, he was a changed man. From that time on his career was one long championship of Islam.

No sooner did he assume the overlordship of Egypt the world and its pleasures lost all significance in his eyes, says ibn Shaddad the Qadi of his army. He renounced the temptations of pleasure and took to a life of sweat and toil, which increased day by day until Allah summoned him to his Mercy. Such are the words of Allah:

Perhaps you hate a thing while it is good for you and you may love a thing while it is bad for you.

When Allah gave me the land of Egypt ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 14 Jun '12 03:46 pm

 
  
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It was at this juncture that Richard made his historic proposals to bring peace to Jerusalem. According to its terms, Richards sister would marry Salahuddins brother Saifuddin. The Crusaders would give the coast as dowry to the bride. Salahuddin would give Jerusalem to his brother. The bride and groom would rule the kingdom, with Jerusalem as its capital, uniting the two faiths in a family bond. Salahuddin welcomed these proposals. But the priests and many among the Franks were opposed. Threats were made for the ex-communication of King Richard. Tired and disgusted with the narrow-mindedness of his comrades, Richard longed to return home. Finally, a peace treaty was concluded between Richard and Salahuddin. Under its terms, Jerusalem would remain under the Sultan but would be open to pilgrims of all faiths. Freedom of worship would be guaranteed. The Franks would retain possession of a strip of land along the coast extending from Jaffa to Tyre but the bulk of Syria and Palestine would ...more
Answered by hazir jawab, 14 Jun '12 02:35 pm

 
  
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