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al-Nāṣir
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, the name of two Ayyūbid sultans.

I. al-Malik al-Nāṣir Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Dāwūd b. al-Malik al-Muʿaẓẓam , born in D̲j̲umādā I 603/December 1205) in Damascus.

After the death of his father at the end of D̲h̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 624/November 1227 Dāwūd succeeded him on the throne of Damascus and the Mamlūk ʿIzz al-Dīn Aybak acted as regent. Dāwūd’s uncle however, covetous of territory, did not leave him long in peace. Al-Malik al-Kāmil [q.v.] first of all claimed the fortress of al-S̲h̲awbak [q.v.], and when it was refused him he occupied Jerusalem, Nābulus and other places (625/1228). In t…

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Zetterstéen, K.V. and Humphreys, R.S., “al-Nāṣir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0851>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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