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Nūr al-Dīn
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, ʿAbd al-Ḳādir , Algerian scholar and teacher, born at Biskra ca. 1892 and died in Algiers on 12 April 1987.

Of modest origins, he attended the primary school in his home town and at 15 entered the Algiers medersa. Under the guidance of eminent teachers, in particular, ʿAbd al-Ḳādir al-Mad̲j̲d̲j̲āwī, ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Ben Smāya, Muḥammad al-Saʿīd Ibn Zakrī and Muḥammad Ben Cheneb, he followed classical studies in Arabic and French and obtained the Diploma of Higher Studies. He completed his education by helping with the courses of well-known ʿulamāʾ such as ʿAlī Aḥmad b. al-Ḥād̲j̲d̲j̲ …

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Bencheneb, R., “Nūr al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0875>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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