Anwar Ul Haque
One of the greatest conquerors of the world Salahuddin Ayyubi whom Europe admires for his courage and high moral values has received little attention for his immense support of sciences and
education. West knows him as Saladin. Salahuddin was born in Tekrit on the West Bank of the Tigris between Mosul and Baghdad. Salahuddin was apparently an ordinary youth, with a greater taste for studies than military training. Within two months of his coming to Egypt, his uncle whom he was forced to accompany there, died.
Suddenly, Salahuddin was the ruler of Egypt. In an instance, he was a changed man. Salahuddin Ayyubi was a devout Muslim who would never miss his daily prayers. He loved hearing the Quran and would weep
at the beauty of Allah (s.w.t)’s words. He was influenced by great scholars Al-Ghazali and Abdul Qadir al-Jilani.