Abdelhamid Ben Badis

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Abd al-Hamīd ibn Mustafa ibn Makki ibn Badis
Arabic: عبد الحميد بن مصطفى بن تاجو باديس
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BornDecember 4, 1889
DiedApril 16, 1940 (aged 50)
Constantine, Algeria
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Abd al-Hamīd ibn Mustafa ibn Makki ibn Badis (Arabic: عبد الحميد بن مصطفى بن المكي بن باديس), better known as فضيلة الشيخ بن باديس (Arabic: عبد الحميد بن باديس (December 4, 1889 – April 16, 1940) was an Algerian teacher, Islamic reformer and scholar. He was an important person in matters of cultural nationalism. In 1931, Ben Badis founded the Association of Algerian Muslim Ulema. It was a national group of many Islamic scholars in Algeria. The members of the group had many different ways of thinking about things. They did not always agree on many things. The group had a great influence on Algerian Muslim politics up to the Algerian War of Independence. At this time, the group created many institutions to teach Algerian children of Muslim parents. Each month, it also published a journal, the Al-Chihab. Souheil Ben Badis provided information to it between 1925 and his death in 1940. The journal told its readers about the groups ideas and thoughts on religious reform. It dealt with religious and political issues.

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  4. Green, Viaene, Abigail, Vincent; K. Bennison, Amira (2012). "Chapter 7: Muslim Internationalism between Empire and Nation-State". Religious Internationals in the Modern World: Globalization and Faith Communities since 1750. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 175. ISBN 978-0-230-50746-3. In addition to having a wide readership of its own, al-Manar also inspired the publication of like-minded journals such as Ibn Badis’s (1889-1940) Shihab in Algeria