Al-Amir Sheikh `Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri al-Hasani al-Idrisi
b. 1222 H. in Algeria – d. 1300 H. in Damascus
radiya Allah anhu
He was `abd al-Qadir ibn Muhyi al-Din ibn al-Mustafa ibn Muhammad, from a family of nobles, originally from al-Maghrib al-Aqsa (Marokko), then they migrated to Algeria.
In 1236, he travelled to Oran (وهران to persue his studies util he gained mastery in various subjects such as Arabic litterature, hte sciences of Tawhid and Fiqh and logic. He memorized most part of Sahih al-Bukhari. He also learnt French, and was trained in horse-riding and the use of weapons, hence he became conversant with both the sword and the pen.
Source: Dar al-Fikr booklet
He was buried in the Maqam of al-Sheikh al-Akbar in Salihiyya, however his remains removed and brought to Algeria in 196x, upon the request of the Algerian government.
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