Nur al-din Zangi: The Candle of the Orient

Nur al-din Zangi: The Candle of the Orient

Nur al-din Zangi, who lived in the 12th century when the Crusades ravaged the world, was the man who managed to reverse the wind. A warrior and righteous leader united Muslims in Aleppo, saved them from humiliation and restored virtues. The candle of Muslim Orient is their sword and shields. In addition having saved more than fifty towns from the French occupation, he is also a wise ruler, who rejuvenated Sunni awakening with the madrasahs and other institutions he built. T With novel he has been working on for twenty years, Ali Emre sheds light on this precious figure, whose name is not even in text books as if he deliberately made forgotten. In the novel with two interlaced narratives, it is also possible to see a dynamic and comprehensive picture of a large and complex society, a challenging period of turbulence shaped by different actors and developments with a series of details of the history and literature.

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Nur al-din Zangi, who lived in the 12th century when the Crusades ravaged the world, was the man who managed to reverse the wind. A warrior and righteous leader united Muslims in Aleppo, saved them from humiliation and restored virtues. The candle of Muslim Orient is their sword and shields. In addition having saved more than fifty towns from the French occupation, he is also a wise ruler, who rejuvenated Sunni awakening with the madrasahs and other institutions he built. T With novel he has been working on for twenty years, Ali Emre sheds light on this precious figure, whose name is not even in text books as if he deliberately made forgotten. In the novel with two interlaced narratives, it is also possible to see a dynamic and comprehensive picture of a large and complex society, a challenging period of turbulence shaped by different actors and developments with a series of details of the history and literature.

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