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ʿAbbās, Farḥāt
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Farḥāt ʿAbbās (Ferhat Abbas, 1899–1985) was an Algerian pharmacist, journalist, politician, and leader of the Algerian nationalist movement. He was born in 1899 in a village near Taher, in northeastern Algeria, the son of a local qāʾid (administrator). Farḥāt’s father, a self-made person, sent his sons to the local French primary school. Through scholarships, ʿAbbās continued his studies at the collège of Philippeville (present-day Skikda), then at the high school in Constantine. After his military service (1921–3), ʿAbbās studied pharmacy at the Univers…

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Watanabe, Shoko, “ʿAbbās, Farḥāt”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23814>
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