Emir Abd el-Kader: Hero and Saint of Islam by Ahmed BouyerdeneEmir Abd el-Kader: Hero and Saint of Islam by Ahmed Bouyerdene

Emir Abd el-Kader: Hero and Saint of Islam

byAhmed BouyerdeneForeword byEric Geoffroy

Paperback | December 16, 2012

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This extraordinary biography of the Algerian warrior and Sufi saint, Emir Abd el-Kader 1807/8-1883 , shows his dazzling spiritual qualities in the fight against the French colonial authorities. The New York Times called the Emir "one of the few great men of the century," while Abraham Lincoln and Pope Pius IX both commended the Emir for rescuing 15,000 Christians while in exile in Damascus. In 1846, the town of Elkader, Iowa was named in his honor.
Ahmed Bouyerdene is a researcher in history, and a specialist on the Emir Abd el-Kader. He completed his PhD on the life of Abd el-Kader at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. He has published two books and several articles on the Emir in his native French, including Abd el-Kader par ses contemporains (Ibis Press, 2008). This is his...
Title:Emir Abd el-Kader: Hero and Saint of IslamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.97 × 5.99 × 0.81 inPublished:December 16, 2012Publisher:World WisdomLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936597179

ISBN - 13:9781936597178

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"This wonderful and much-needed translation conveys the beauty and majesty of the original. It is an accessible and at times exhilarating account of a seemingly legendary individual. The translator's excellent introduction situates the life of the Emir in the political crosscurrents of his time and spiritual undercurrents of Islam, demonstrating how the former never compromised the latter. Through this work, one gains a true vision of the chivalry and sanctity that defines Islam when practiced in all its depth and breadth."