Salah Ad-Deen Al-Ayubi (3 Vol. Set)

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    Customer R. on 02/01/2011 One of the best books, if not the best book I have ever read. Every Muslim household should own a copy of this book. This great man Salah Ad-Deen Al-ayubi exemplifies what it means to be a true Muslim. I can honestly say that this book brought me to tears, and I pray to Allah that I never forget the lesson this book has taught me. After reading this book, you will know exactly what this ummah is lacking, and Insha-Allah Allah will bless this ummah with another Salah Ad-Deen!

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AuthorDr. Ali Muhammad Sallabi
BindingHardback
Pages1131
Size in Inches6x9
Size in Centimeters15x22
Actual Weight4.1

The renowned contemporary Arab historian of Islam, Dr. Ali M. Sallabi has written a fascinating biography of a man who looms larger than life throughout history, yet who remains largely unknown to people outside the Arab world. Dr. Sallabi's meticulous research has effectively filled that gap in our knowledge. His work is more than just biography, as the reader will see.

Volume One of Salah ad-Deer al-Ayubi sets the stage for the advent of the Ayubids as Dr. Sallabi describes vividly (and with his characteristic candour) the geopolitical scene upon which the first Crusades were acted out and their effects on the Muslim world inthe twelfth century CE. The author discusses the events and introduces the many interesting personalities that played important parts in this real-life drama.

Volume Two of Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi discusses the establishment of the Ayubid state, mentioning the origins of Salah ad-Deen's family, his birth and childhood; Dr. Sallabi describes the character and ethics of Salah ad-Deen: how he put an end to the Fatimid opposition and reorganised administrative affairs in Egypt; his efforts to revive the Sunnah in Egypt; his jihad against the Crusaders; his use of his literary skills in the service of Islam; and his keenness to unite the Muslim world. Theauthor discusses the events and introduces the many other interesting personalities that played important parts in this crucial period in world history.

Volume Three of Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi discusses the influencing factors and the ramifications of three crucial events in which Salahad-Deen played the leading role. Dr. Sallabi also describes the many other interesting personalities that played important parts in this turbulent period in world history. In the words of Dr. Sallabi, "The beauty of Islam became apparent to westerners from the conduct of Salk ad-Deen in peace and in war, his respect for freedom of opinion and belief, and his adherence to lofty, humane values and the sublime teachings of Islam."

This three-volume work has been made more useful to the reader in this English edition through the addition of a map, a timeline, a list of the dynasties of the period, and a comprehensive Glossary.

Pages: Vol 1: 467, Vol 2: 360, Vol 3: 304

Old code: R94

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