I posted this on the old board
Found these things recently that are awesome:
- 80 minute Lecture on the life of Salahuddin by Sh. Abdur Rahman Ibn Yusuf
- article Saladin: a Benevolent Man, Respected by both Muslims and Christianshttp://www.saladin.tv/
- they\'re making a cartoon series of his life for kids... SO CUTE!!!
- description and pictures of Salahuddin\'s Tomb
- description and pictures of Salahuddin\'s Castle
Some good books you can buy on his life:
* Saladin: Sultan and Uniter of Islam (National Book Network) – By Stanley Lane-Poole
* The Life of Saladin (Adam Publishers) by Beha Ed-Din
* Salahuddin Ayyubi (Ferozsons Pvt. Ltd) – Translated by Sarwat Sharif
* Muslim Heroes of the Crusades (Ta-Ha Publishers) - By Shahnaz Husain
Some interesting facts:
# After Salahuddin (rahmatullahi alai) overthrew the Fatamid dynasty in Egypt, he changed the creed of Al-Azhar University in Cairo from Shia to Sunni. It’s stayed this way up to our current times Mash’Allah, being one of the top notch Islamic universities in the world.
# During the battle that took place over Bait ul-Maqdis in Jerusalem, Salahuddin (rahmatullahi alai) sent his very own doctor, along with fruits and ice to treat Richard The Lionheart’s sickness. Talk about compassion; something like that happening right now is inconceivable from a Muslim or non-Muslim.
# Salahuddin (rahmatullahi alai) was of the Shafi Madhab in matters of Fiqh. He was also very keen on Ihsan, as from some sources it’s mentioned that Imam al-Ghazali’s writings were an influence on him too. This becomes somewhat clear when we learn how devout he was in his level of Zuhd, offering his prayers, as well as the fact that he set up Khanqas in many of the places he traveled to.
# Moustafa al-Akkad had a script ready, and was planning to do an English film on Salahuddin prior to his death. If you’re not familiar with that name, perhaps you’ve heard of two films he produced, The Message, and Lion of The Desert. At well over the age of 70, he had intentions of making other Islamic historical movies, such as one for Muhammad Shamil (Chechen Mujahideen who fought against the Russians) and another about the Bosnian War. Sadly, Moustafa al-Akkad was a victim of a suicide bomber at a hotel in Jordan, along with his daughter.