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Abd al-Qadir

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — African Studies.

(d. 1883)

Algerian independence leader, Sufi mystic, and poet. Born in Algeria to a notable Moroccan family. Became involved in the Algerian independence movement after the French...

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Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Islam.

(Arab., murābiṭ).

Name given (especially in N. Africa) to holy Muslims, or to their descendants. The acquisition of holiness may be by any of many different paths—i.e. there is no...

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