Ould Abdel-Hamid Ben Badis in Constantine 05 December 1889 from a family well off their assets to the Ministers, which was built belongs to the founder of the city of Algiers Bolekin Menad Ben, received his first city of Constantine by Sheikh Hamdan Onnici and to memorize the holy Koran as a youngster. Badis Ben moved in 1908 to Tunisia to continue his education at the University of Zaytouna, with schooled by Sheikh al-Tahir ibn Ashur, and get after 04 years Zaytouna leave. Tunisia is deported to Saudi to perform the pilgrimage and settled the city of Medina where he met his mentor, the first Hamdan Onnici and continued there until he received the degree of science world, and in the way of his return to Algeria, he stopped at the Cairo and schooled by Sheikh Rashid Rida.
2 - reform activity
Stability after Constantine began, Sheikh Abdel-Hamid Ben Badis his reform after the maturity of the Islamic consciousness and has been influenced by the ideas of the Islamic University, and I realize that the path of reform begins with education because it can not be ignorant of the people to understand the meaning of freedom and the fight against colonialism and, therefore, proceeded to Ben Badis and the establishment of schools, took himself the task of education, focused on adult learning to open their own schools, literacy, and care of women through the education of girls, as the claimant has established the first school for girls in 1918 Constantine, considering the conditions of women's education community, but the renaissance of women's education does not go beyond the Islamic tradition and ethics . Ben Badis his position to inaugurate several schools in different parts of the home frame of the Senate reform such as the Brahimi al-Bashir and Mubarak meal ... and others also contributed to the opening of cultural clubs such as the capital club career, and helped to set up the play and sports associations.
3 - approach to reform
Ben Badis adopted the mentality of persuasion in his call to reform the conditions of the community, and fought the road and Sufism, which resulted in the negative habits and superstitions are not consistent and the correct teachings of Islam, and rejection of the marginal differences between the Senate called for the angles and a correct understanding of Islam away from hypocrisy and superstition, and refused to mimicry and association management and has shortened the colonial project in the reform: "Islam is our religion, our language, Arabic, Algeria and our homeland." . The halt in the face of advocates of integration and thought he struggled and his writings and lectures, and expressed his views in a newspaper and an outspoken and Shehab Foresights took Ben Badis and the deployment of Islamic culture through the construction of mosques and schools and the expansion of activity and advocacy of cultural and journalist, to work with peers, such as Sheikh Brahimi al-Bashir, the Arab Altbsi Alaaqbi the good and the establishment of Algerian Muslim Scholars Association in the 05 May 1931 and was elected as its chairman until his death on 16 April 1940, in the fifty-one years of age. participated in the delegation of the Islamic Conference in 1936 and traveled to Paris to make demands to the Government Conference French, and delivered a speech after returning a distinct grouping in the Conference organized by the delegation on 02 August 1936 to present the results of his trip, and he has a letter of Abdul-Hamid Ben Badis reflect the demands of the Algerians.