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Hadj, Messali
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Ahmed Messali Hadj (Aḥmad Miṣālī al-Ḥājj, 1898–1974) was an Algerian politician and leader of Algerian nationalism. He was born in Tlemcen, in western Algeria, to a family earning their livelihood from agriculture and temporary jobs in the city. Messali studied in a French primary school in Tlemcen, although his education was interspersed with professional apprenticeships. According to family tradition, he also received a religious education in the Darqāwī Ṣūfī order. After serving in Bordeaux dur…

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Watanabe, Shoko, “Hadj, Messali”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 31 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30170>
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