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ʿAbd al-Qādir b. Muḥyī al-Dīn al-Jazāʾirī
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ʿAbd al-Qādir b. Muḥyī al-Dīn al-Jazāʾirī (1807–1883), was the emir of Algeria (1830–1847), Sufi shaykh and esoteric exegete. ʿAbd al-Qādir led one of the most successful wars of resistance to European colonialism in the lands of Islam, and is to be placed alongside such Muslim heroes as ʿUthmān Dan Fodio (d. 1817) of Nigeria, Imam Shamīl (d. 1871) of Dagestan, and ʿUmar Mukh…

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Shah-Kazemi, Reza, “ʿAbd al-Qādir b. Muḥyī al-Dīn al-Jazāʾirī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0019>
First published online: 2015

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