QĀDĪ 'IMĀD AD-DĪN AL-IṢFAHĀNĪ
(about 1196 A.D.)
The author is believed, on stylistic grounds, to be different from the famous contemporary Kātib (and not "qāḍī" of Saladin) 'Imād al-dīn al-Iṣfahānī, who wrote the "Kharida".
Bustān al-jāmi (The garden of the Mosque, Chronicle covering 1096-1196 A.D.)
Ed.: C. Cahen, Bull.d'Et.Or. VII-VIII, 1937-1938.
T.: Cahen A:0
Year 566 (= 1170 A.D.). The rout (kasrah) of the Blacks (Sūdān) took place [in this year]: many of them were slain, the remainder were driven out of Cairo. Al-Malik an-Nāṣir Salāḥaddīn wrote to the military governors [p. 307] to kill every Black (aswad) they found in all the district.. They actually killed all those they came across. (Cahen, p. 133).
- All the other historians placed this incident under the year 568 H (1172).
- The author of "Bustān" did not record the campaign of Shams al-Dawla Tūrān Shāh in Nubia (1172 A.D.), nor the Egyptian plot to assassinate Saladin (1174 A.D.)