b. ṣalāḥ al-dīn , in full al-malik al-afḍal abu ’l-ḥasan ʿalī nūr al-dīn , the eldest son of Saladin (Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn, [q.v.]), b. 565/1169-70, d. at Sumaysāṭ 622/1225. On Saladin’s death he was recognized as ruler of Damascus and head of the Ayyūbid family, but owing to his incapacity and self-indulgence he lost successively Damascus, Egypt, and all his Syrian fiefs, and ended as a dependent of the Sald̲j̲ūḳ sultan of Rūm. See ayyūbids .
Ibn Ḵh̲allikān, no. 459
Abū S̲h̲āma, Ḏh̲ayl al-Rawḍatayn, 145
Ibn Tag̲h̲rībīrdī, Nud̲j̲ūm, vi, index
Maḳrīzī, Sulūk, i, index.