By Tom Woerner-Powell
This textual content demanding situations latest writing on ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jazā'irī which divides his lifestyles 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 method demonstrates that those narratives can't be sustained in gentle of the proof. quite, they are often proven to originate in particular old, cultural, and methodological developments inside western societies and academies. Drawing on fundamental fabrics together with archival files and choices from his personal writing, it constructively reviews his reception within the literature whereas advancing a continual and contextualised account of his lifestyles and concepts. those contain the referring to 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 matters, this thesis goals at commencing new avenues for knowing at the same time it bargains its personal options. In so doing, this examine 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