Framed poster - Ahmad al-Alawi a Sufi Saint - Algeria - Sufism
Framed poster - Ahmad al-Alawi a Sufi Saint
Ahmad al-Alawi (1869-1934) was Algerian Sufi Sheikh who founded his own Sufi order, called the Alawiyya, in honor of Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet, who appeared to him in a vision and gave him that name for his new order.
The Alawiyya spread throughout Algeria, as well as in other parts of North Africa, as a result of Sheikh al-Alawi's travels, preaching and writing, and through the activities of his muqaddams (representatives).
By the time of Sheikh al-Alawi's death in 1934, he had become one of the best known and most celebrated shaykhs of the century and was visited by many.
The Alawiyya was one of the first Sufi orders to establish a presence in Europe, notably among Algerians in France and Yemenis in Wales. Sheikh Al-Alawi himself travelled to France in 1926, and led the first communal prayer to inaugurate the newly built Paris Mosque in the presence of the French president.
Like many Saints of recent times he had many struggles with the new modern societies and the occidental vices they brought - like alcoholism.
Make a statement in any room with this framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper.
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame • Black .75” thick frame • Acrylite front protector • Lightweight • Hanging hardware included