For the first time translated into French, the work of the great military historian Agha Ibrahim Akram, makes us relive the exploits of 'Uqba ibn Nafi', incarnation of the Knight of Faith, 'Abd Allah ibn Zubayr or Hassan ibn Nu' man, to name a few, and plunges us into the roots of the modern Maghreb, Muslim, Arab and Berber all at the same time...
The Muslim Conquest of North Africa, by Agha Ibrahim Akram
“How did North Africa, alternately bastion of Carthage, Rome and Byzantium, land of the Berbers but also of the Vandals, Greeks or Latins, stronghold of the first Christians, come into the orbit of the young Islamic civilization to become the Muslim and Arab-Berber Maghreb that we know today? (…)
It was undoubtedly the longest, and toughest, of the first conquests of the Muslim era. Eight major campaigns, spread over more than half a century, were necessary to open the country to Islam and overcome the fierce resistance of King Gregory of Africa, the emperors of Constantinople, but also the famous Kahina or again of the Berber chief Koceila. They were often bloody and pitiless, and excesses were legion, on one side as on the other; the times wanted it. (…)
Heroes of indescribable panache rose and fell: 'Uqba ibn Nafi', the founder of Kairouan, of course, but also 'Abd Allâh ibn Zubayr, Zuhayr ibn Qays or Hassan ibn Nu'man, to name but a few. By their piety, their absolute devotion to the cause of Islam, their detachment from the goods of this lower world, their audacity in the field and their warrior heroism, they were without question the worthy successors of the sahâbas. (…)”
- Agha Ibrahim Akram
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- Histoire, Islam, Maghreb
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- Editions Ribât
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