Saladin was born in Tikrit
, Iraq. His personal name was Yusuf
, the Arabic form of Joseph; Salah ad-Din
is a [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laqab"]laqab[/ame]
, a descriptive epithet, meaning "Righteousness of the Faith".
His family was of [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdish_people"]Kurdish[/ame] background and ancestry,
and had originated from the city of [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvin"]Dvin[/ame], in [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Armenia"]medieval...