By Tom Woerner-Powell
This textual content demanding situations current writing on ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jazā'irī which divides his existence into juxtaposed levels 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 technique demonstrates that those narratives can't be sustained in mild of the facts. really, they are often proven to originate in particular historic, cultural, and methodological trends inside of western societies and academies. Drawing on basic fabrics together with archival files and choices from his personal writing, it constructively opinions his reception within the literature whereas advancing a continuing and contextualised account of his existence and ideas. those comprise the bearing on of his ethico-religious and jurisprudential issues to his political decision-making, and a resituating of his mystical writings inside a distinct ethical, epistemological, and political context. through problematising those interpretive matters, this thesis goals at commencing new avenues for figuring out whilst it bargains its personal strategies. In so doing, this research contributes to discussions on Sufism, political Islam, and east-west family.
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Another Road to Damascus: An Integrative Approach to 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri (1808-1883) by Tom Woerner-Powell