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By Tom Woerner-Powell

This textual content demanding situations latest writing on ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jazā'irī which divides his existence into juxtaposed stages separated through narratives of conversion: from Francophobia to Francophilia, from militarism to pacifism, from activism to quietism, from Islamism to pluralism, from politics to faith. This work's interdisciplinary method demonstrates that those narratives can't be sustained in gentle of the proof. fairly, they are often proven to originate in particular historic, cultural, and methodological trends inside western societies and academies. Drawing on fundamental fabrics together with archival records and choices from his personal writing, it constructively opinions his reception within the literature whereas advancing a continuing and contextualised account of his lifestyles and concepts. those comprise the referring to of his ethico-religious and jurisprudential matters to his political decision-making, and a resituating of his mystical writings inside a distinct ethical, epistemological, and political context. by way of problematising those interpretive concerns, this thesis goals at starting new avenues for knowing at the same time it deals its personal options. In so doing, this examine contributes to discussions on Sufism, political Islam, and east-west kin.

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