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 via 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 mild of the proof. quite, they are often proven to originate in particular ancient, cultural, and methodological developments inside of western societies and academies. Drawing on basic fabrics together with archival records and decisions from his personal writing, it constructively evaluations his reception within the literature whereas advancing a continual and contextualised account of his lifestyles and concepts. those contain the pertaining to of his ethico-religious and jurisprudential matters to his political decision-making, and a resituating of his mystical writings inside of a distinct ethical, epistemological, and political context. through problematising those interpretive concerns, this thesis goals at commencing new avenues for knowing whilst it bargains its personal ideas. In so doing, this research contributes to discussions on Sufism, political Islam, and east-west relatives.
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Another Road to Damascus: An Integrative Approach to 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri (1808-1883) by Tom Woerner-Powell