The Emir’s Legacy in Algeria

August 4, 2019 Written by Reem Esseghir   I am currently sitting on a balcony overlooking the city of Dellys, Algeria. Some of my most cherished memories have happened in this country, one whose culture and heritage I’ve grown incredibly proud of. The pride I...

Gaining Understanding Through Education

“Abdelkader Prize for Educators” between January and June 20019 in partnership with the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College. Educators created lesson plans utilizing AEP’s curricula, materials, and resources then implemented them in their...

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

A Guide to the Month of Ramadan

  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 wondering why...