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The Conqueror of Jerusalem: Saladin

The victorious commander whose 56-year life was woven with the words justice, fairness, and triumph, Saladin, the Conqueror of Jerusalem, had passed away 831 years ago today. Saladin, who was the first ruler to use the title "Servant of the Two Holy Places," ended the 88-year-long oppression of the Crusades, bringing joy to the faces of Muslims.

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The glorious Sultan of the East, Saladin (Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub), was born in 1138 in the district of Tikrit in Iraq. His childhood was spent in the cities of Damascus and Baalbek under the command of his father, Imad ad-Din Zengi. After receiving a good education, Saladin took a keen interest in mathematics and the arts. At one point in his life, he also had an interest in philosophy, Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), and history.