Shaykh ‘Abd ul-Hamid bin Badis

I recently came across an interesting and less well known scholar from Algeria, called ‘Abd ul-Hamid bin Badis (1889 – 1940), rahimahullah, a student of Muhammad at-Tahir bin ‘Ashur and Shaykh al-Islam Hussayn Ahmad Madani. He was one of the most influential scholars of Algeria in the last century and a grerat reformer, opposed agains the French colonization. I came across his name in the book of women hadith scholars by shaykh Mashhur Salman because he promoted the idea that women need to study.

Shaykh bin Badis wrote a tafsir on the Qur’an with the title: Majalis al-Tadhkir min Kalam al-Hakim al-Khabir. This book can be bought here: http://www.arabicbookshop.net/main/details.asp?id=184-428

Here I’d like to provide some links to interesting articles with regards to him for those who want to find out more about him:

Biographical info

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdelhamid_Ben_Badis

http://kaka38829.skyrock.com/2074130207-Abdul-Hamid-bin-Badis.html

http://forums.islamicawakening.com/f43/extracts-majalis-al-tadhkir-imam-ibn-badis-17955/

http://www.islamicencyclopedia.org/Default.aspx?Page=Abd-Al-Hamid-B-Badees&NS=&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USrAFN-avYo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0cbmbiKAE0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUjupv6kfKA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXOinF_bxmY

Interesting paper: “Ibn Badis and modernity”: http://www.ipedr.com/vol17/12-CHHSS%202011-H00039.pdf

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