Emir Abd el-Kader. Hero and Saint of Islam, by Ahmed Bouyerdene
Ahmed Bouyerdene, Emir Abd el-Kader. Hero and Saint of Islam, Foreword by Eric Geoffroy, Translated and Introduced by Gustavo Polit, World Wisdom, 2012.
This extraordinary biography of the Algerian warrior and Sufi saint, Emir Abd el-Kader (1807/8-1883), shows his dazzling spiritual qualities in the fight against the French colonial authorities. The New York Times called the Emir “one of the few great men of the century,” while Abraham Lincoln and Pope Pius IX both commended the Emir for rescuing 15,000 Christians while in exile in Damascus. In 1846, the town of Elkader, Iowa was named in his honor.