Algeria Islam

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Algeria - Islam

Early History
Tenets of Islam
Islam and the Algerian State


Islam, the religion of almost all of the Algerian people, pervades most aspects of life. It provides the society with its central social and cultural identity and gives most individuals their basic ethical and attitudinal orientation. Orthodox observance of the faith is much less widespread and steadfast than is identification with Islam.

Since the revolution, regimes have sought to develop an Islamic Arab socialist state, and a cabinet-level ministry acts for the government in religious affairs. Although the Boumediene regime consistently sought, to a far greater extent than its predecessor, to increase Islamic awareness and to reduce Western influence, the rights of non-Muslims continued to be respected. The Bendjedid government pursued a similar policy.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Islam in Algeria - Wikipedia
Religion in Algeria - Wikipedia
Religion in Algeria | By Algeria Channel
Islamic Algeria 642-1830 - The Algerian Story - Google Sites
Algeria, Islam in - Oxford Islamic Studies Online

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