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