The Book of Saladin

Tariq Ali

Translated By: Talaat Al Shaib

The Book of Saladin is an historical novel by Pakistani born British writer Tariq Ali, first published in 1998. The second in Ali’s Islam Quintet, this purports to be the memoir of Saladin, or Salah al-Din and his taking of Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187

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Written as part memoir by Saladin and part biography by Jewish scribe Ibn Yakub, who is given permission to interview the great man’s wife and close associates, this is the story of Salah al-Din, a Kurdish warrior who became the hero of the Muslim world due to his heroics against the Crusaders and was made Sultan of Egypt and Syria as a reward. Parallels are drawn between the Egypt and Syria of the middle ages and the Middle East arena of the present day, with all of the disagreements and strife so familiar today

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Author

Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali Khan (/ˈtɑːrɪk ˈɑːli/; born 21 October 1943) is a British political activist, writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual.[1][2] He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He read PPE at Exeter College, Oxford.

He is the author of many books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People's Power (1970), Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1983), Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), Bush in Babylon (2003), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Pirates Of The Caribbean: Axis Of Hope (2006), A Banker for All Seasons (2007), The Duel (2008), The Obama Syndrome (2010),[3] and The Extreme Centre: A Warning (2015)

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Talaat Al Shaib

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