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Umar Al-Mukhtar | Lion of the Desert

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

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.

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