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Mohamed el Mouloud ben Mouhoub

was one of the pioneers of the intellectual and cultural renaissance and one of the brightest Algerian personalities who played a distinguished role during the first quarter of the 20th century and one of  the most prominent reformist who paved the way to the emergence of the  reformist movement in Algeria by the early 20s, Abou Kacem Saad Allah  believes that there is no intellectual Algerian who understood and had an impact on the history  of the country like Ibn el Mouhoub did .

Ibn el Mouhoub was like an introduction to Ibn badiss’s reformist movement after that Ibn Mouhoub was one of the preachers to the renewal of the Arabic culture and fight stagnation, he saw the underdevelopment that the nation has reached and it was an inevitable to the reduction of the science circle and the extension of ignorance the commoners have tyrannized And  controlled social life and started to rule arbitrarily in  the name of religion.

He adopted Sunnah and Quran to convince the citizens on the necessity to adopt science and wisdom from occidental cultures and civilization. And called his citizens to focus on the European element   to take it as an  example of education and union; he encouraged education ,especially learning Arabic and French . He criticised the prejudices and inherited ideas in the Palestinian society in his poem called al munsifa published in kaoukab ifriqya (planet Africa) 1910

If Ibn Mouhoub was frank regarding the religious reforms in fighting heresies and social illnesses he was also conservative in the political field he did not disclose his position on other cases such as his position from forced recruitment .For example due to Ibn Mouhoub’s religious position as well as his Islamic and European culture and his progressive program in freeing Algeria he influenced his contemporaries whether they were conservatives or liberals, Algerians or French.

Thanks to Ibn  Mouhoub the conservative bloc turned from an ineffective disjointed separated group to an active group influencing and enjoying a certain reformative program . We mentioned previously that Ibn ALMouhoub was the beginning of collective reform work.