Events and Settings
Conflict and Resolution
Diane Stanley is the author of Saladin:Noble Prince of Islam
1.Saladin's real name is Yusuf ibn Ayyub which means Joseph son of Job
2.He was praised by his enemies as "the marvel of his time"!
3.To Muslims, Saladin is known as Salah al-Din, which means "he who honors the faith"
4.Saladin was the first to use horse archers.
5.His father was the governor of Damascus and his uncle was a powerful general.
6.Saladin had a war with Nur al-Din's brothers to gain power.
7.Saladin allowed the people of Jerusalem who were held captive to buy their freedom. Men had to pay ten dinars, women had to pay five dinars, and children had to pay one.
8.When Richard became king instead of his father, his dad told him "God grant that I may not die until I have had my revenge on you." Talk about a mean dad!
9.Muslim parents would scold naughty children by saying, "You behave, or I'll set the king of England on you!"
10.When the Muslims lost the first war against Richard's army, one witness wrote: "All our men were wounded, if not in their bodies, then in their heart."