By: Dr Ali Muhammad As-Salabi
The first installment of the series Islamic History in North Africa.
This book looks at the Sanussi Movement and its impact on the Libyan
revolution against the Italian invasion of Libya. The book is an attempt
to describe the life of the leader of this revolution famously known in
history books as the lion of the desert Umar al Mukhtar.
This is a biography of a man who fought all odds to preserve his culture
against a mighty foe. A story of a hero who should be reintrodued into
the popular memory of the young muslims of the world in general and
North Africans in particular as a positive role model. With the current
political and economical turmoil in Libya this should be a breath of
fresh air, it is important the young muslims of Libya revist the life
and thoughts of this great exemplary to gain confidence and unite the
Libyan people into the 21 Century.