Najm ad-Din Ayyub

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Najm ad-Din Ayyub (Arabic: نجم الدين أيوب) (died August 9, 1173) was a Kurdish soldier and politician from Dvin ( capital of early medieval Armenia ) His son was Saladin (Salah ah-Din), He is eponymous ancestor of the Ayyubid dynasty.

A drawing of the birth of Saladin. His father Najm al-din is shown carrying him ( 1966)