July 2021 News & Notes

The Abdelkader Education Project advocates for cultural understanding, educates future leaders, and promotes the Emir as a model humanitarian. To learn more about our accomplishments and our plans, please visit our website.   Check out our newest curricula,...

175th Anniversary Event Recap

Historical Background In 1846 a lawyer named Timothy Davis founded Elkader, Iowa. He chose this name in honor of Emir Abd el-Kader, who was fighting against French colonial forces in the Regency of Algiers, then part of the Ottoman Empire. The Emir is not the only...

Meet Our Summer Interns!

Matilda DeMarco Social Media Intern Matilda will be entering her senior year at the University of Iowa in the Fall. She is majoring in Communications and Human Relations, with certificates in Cultural Competence. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and worked as the...
Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha

Overview In Arabic, Eid means festival and Adha means sacrifice. Eid al-Adha is the “Feast of Sacrifice” and is considered to be the holiest Islamic holiday of the year. It begins during the last month of the Islamic Calendar, on the 10th day of Duhl-Hijjah, at the...