By the will of Allah SWT, if it wasn’t for Nuruddin’s wisdom, it was said that there will be no Salahuddin.

Nūr al-Dīn, in full Nūr al-Dīn Abū al-Qāsim Maḥmūd ibn ʿImād, was a great and pious leader who once dreamed that the Muslims will retake again Al Quds (Jerusalem) from the hands of the Crusaders. In an era where chaos amongst the Muslims reigns, it was he who could reunite again the people and paved the foundation for glory.

Since the beginning, he knew that the key to victory would be to seal Syria and before he aims for Palestine. The other vital key lies within the land of Egypt which was still under the rule of Shiite Fatimid Kingdom that time. His decision to send Salahuddin to conquer Egypt brought the Muslims to achieve victory years later after his passing. Salahuddin became the man who fulfilled his dreams and ushered the Muslims to a new era where the Mamluks later would defeat the Mongols for the first time and the Ottomans to bring further glory and prosperity.


Postface by: @pokamamil

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