By Tom Woerner-Powell
This textual content demanding situations latest writing on ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jazā'irī which divides his lifestyles 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 procedure demonstrates that those narratives can't be sustained in gentle of the proof. particularly, they are often proven to originate in particular old, cultural, and methodological traits inside of western societies and academies. Drawing on basic fabrics together with archival files and decisions from his personal writing, it constructively reviews his reception within the literature whereas advancing a continual and contextualised account of his lifestyles 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. by means of problematising those interpretive concerns, this thesis goals at beginning new avenues for realizing at the same time it deals its personal suggestions. In so doing, this examine contributes to discussions on Sufism, political Islam, and east-west kinfolk.
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Another Road to Damascus: An Integrative Approach to 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri (1808-1883) by Tom Woerner-Powell