Hamdan Khodja (Q). Algerian academic. Hamdan ben Othman Khodja. edit. Language, Label, Description, Also known as. English. Hamdan Khodja. See more of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum | Fazza on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin. Hamdan Khodja is the author of Le Miroir ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 1 review, published ).

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They also respected and protected the Kabyle and Arab shrines. Email required Address never made public.

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It basically denies every negative point, or blames it on those who replaced Clauzel. And I feel he did wonderfully well in this regard. The second part of the book deals with the French invasion and its consequences both on Algeria and France.

This reminds me of how the French gave importance to some Marabouts and zawiyasand also how the Algerian government is doing the same today. Hamdan Khodja mentioned a second book to come but he never wrote it. His father was a Turkish scholar, an alim and also the defterdar of the deylik. These people being the Turksthe Hamdwnthe Moors and also the Kabyles and Arabs who settled in the cities and adopted their customs. He mentions his own case explaining how he lost a lot of money to the French.

Khodja was born in Algiers, Algeria, in to a family of Turkish origin belonging to the high administration of the regency. Were we colonized because we were not enough strong to defend ourselves? Post was not sent – check hkodja email addresses! Have you read the arabic version? He said our khojda have been using a broom with a short handle for N years and nobody thought of using a long handle. The first step would be to change what is interior to us, the colonisability.


As much as we should work on our colonisability, the Europeans should work on their colonisity. On the other hand, if the French decided to conquer Algeria and stay there, he promised a tough resistance from the Kabyles and Arabs outside of the Algerian cities. Bennabi once gave an interesting example: But while stating these differences, Khodja insists that all are united within the Regency.

Notify me of new comments via email. He hamdqn the book ” Le Miroir ” in which he denounced the encroachments by French soldiers in Algiers, thus becoming the first hamean on this subject.

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On the other hand, the people who live in the cities such as Algiers are more sophisticated, richer and more knowledgeable. Another important point mentioned in the book is the taxes. He even advised the French to leave Algeria promising benefits for both parts.

I always thought the khoxja was originally written in french. He mentioned the several Deys who got appointed then assassinated by the Janissaries.

Hamdan then explained that the French had no right to tax the Algerians, mainly because they were unable to guarantee security outside of the city of Algiers, and also because they are not Muslims and many of the taxes they claimed they wanted the Algerians to pay them as they did for the Turks were based on Islam. The same thing goes for the Arab tribes with their horse-riding skills.

The book then mentions the Ottoman government and how the Turks controlled these tough Arab and Kabyle tribes. Then a chapter comes on the decadence of the government. Which brings me to an important point: When hzmdan became a victim of the French conquest ofhe sent a petition to King Louis Philippe to complain about the atrocities committed against him by the French Army.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This site uses cookies. You are commenting using your WordPress. He talked of the massacres perpetrated by the French army in several places in Algeria and he gave the example of Blida. Some rumours say Haedo never lived in Algiers and his books relate the facts other captives shared with him. Unfortunately the future tells us that he was mistaken and colonialism had stronger arguments.


They noticed that both the Kabyles and Arabs had a sort of adoration for their Maraboutsso khoddja honoured them and gave them money.

Even when Muslim states conquered other countries, it was never because they felt they were superior. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Instead, they thought they were superior and decided therefore to colonise the less developed inferior ones. It tells us how our forbears were…honorable, and brave people.

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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He expected them to act according to honour or moral codes while they had none. Notify me of new posts via email. Perhaps because he lost faith in a French withdrawal? This point probably explains his initial welcome of the French invasion.

The last point in this first part was reserved to hmdan government and the different positions and responsibilities one could find in the system a description of who does what.

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France at that time had all those conditions that make a nation ready to colonize another one…a kind of predator nation…feeding on other nations land and resources to survive and grow. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The country stagnated for many centuries and it is khodjx back into stagnation again.