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Nur ad-Din

(no͞or äd-dēn), 1118–74, ruler of Syria. He was the son of the conqueror Zangi, and he succeeded to power in 1145. He defeated the Seljuk Turks in Asia Minor and fought with Baldwin III of Jerusalem. His lieutenant Shirkuh barely forestalled the forces of Baldwin's successor, Amalric I, in occupying Egypt. Nur ad-Din built hospitals, mosques, and schools and was notable for his rule of temperance and justice. Aroused by the independent actions of SaladinSaladin
, Arabic Salah ad-Din, 1137?–1193, Muslim warrior and Ayyubid sultan of Egypt, the great opponent of the Crusaders, b. Mesopotamia, of Kurdish descent.
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, Shirkuh's successor, Nur ad-Din was preparing to invade Egypt at the time of his death.
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According to the report, the secretary of the Fatah movement in the Jenin area, Nur al-Din Abu al-Rab, said that "the granting of the apartment to the Shahar Jarar family is meant to emphasize that the Fatah movement is fulfilling its national obligation towards the families of the martyrs of the Israeli occupation forces".
The 13-member committee will be chaired by Adam Karshum Nur al-din as chairperson, with Abdel Rahman Musa al-Bishari who will serve as the deputy chairperson.
Numerous Muslim figures in the crusading period had compound honorific titles ending in "al-Din," such as Salah al-Din himself (Saladin, "Goodness of the Faith"), and his predecessor Nur al-Din ("Light of the Faith").
We have regular payments of large sums of money to the Crusaders on the part of sultans such as Nur al-Din, Saladin, al-'Adil, and al-Kamil (to name just a few) to keep them at bay.
Fatah al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra) Front, Nur al-Din Zanki and Estaqam Kama Amart groups have insisted on staying in Eastern Aleppo waiting for Ankara's order to its affiliate militants to intensify attacks so that these entrapped groups manage to break the siege of Aleppo," the sources added.
Poets such as Hamzah Fansuri and Nur al-Din al-Raniri imitated and praised Sa'di at the court of the Sultan of Aceh.
The other Aleppo-based rebel sources, including members of the Levant Front and Nur al-Din Zinki armed groups, confirmed that pro-government forces reached the road.
Christie believes that Nur al-Din wittingly embarked on various initiatives to garner support from the Muslim rulers against the Franks.
During the reign of Zengid sultan Nur al-Din, between 1146 and 1174, much of the modern structure was built and thus the name "al-Nuri" was attributed to him.
Israeli forces raided 'Askar refugee camp to the east of Nablus, where they broke into the family house of Nur al-Din Abu Hashiya, Palestinian who was arrested by Israeli forces for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier in Tel Aviv on Monday.
Dr Nader Nur al-Din, professor of agricultural economics at Cairo University's Faculty of Agriculture, said: "Such a decision is difficult because it will raise the cost of procuring wheat from farmers by about EGP 3.