Wisdom: Precious as Pearls

“It is with a word as with an arrow– once let it loose and it does not return.” In this quote, Abdelkader illustrates the deadly effect of our words using a comparison to arrows. Just as arrows can never be stopped once they are fired, words can never be retracted....

Lessons Learned from the Emir

An important aspect of studying history is applying what we learn to our own lives. One way this can be done is by analyzing the traits of historical figures that had such a strong impact on the world. With the case of AEP’s namesake, Emir Abdelkader, there are a...

Looking to the past

  King Mansa Musa was one of the wealthiest kings to ever live, and his net worth is nearly unimaginable today. He would certainly outshine our modern-day billionaires. Mansa Musa became ruler of the Empire of Mali after its former king, Abu-Baker, was lost on a...

A Guide to the Month of Ramadan

Nadia Elamin   When Does Ramadan Occur? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is very a significant time for Muslims all over the world. Ramadan officially begins with the sighting of the new moon and then lasts about 29 to 30 days. If you were...

Emir Abdelkader's Legacy Lives On

rd Algerian Infantry Division are the most notable. This Division was formed in 1943 and was a division of the French Army. They fought valiantly and made many advances for the Allied powers, but not without great sacrifice and loss of life. Between the years of...

5 Ways to Get Involved in AEP

March 31, 2019 Written by Daud Shad   Abdelkader Education Project (AEP) was founded in Elkader, Iowa in 2008 “to revive the courageous religious and moral legacy of Emir Abdelkader el Djezairi.” If you’re interested in getting involved with AEP, here are five...