ALGIERS – Tuesday, 24 January 2023 (APS) – The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune sent Tuesday a message of condolences to the family of the late Imam Sidi Abdelkader Othmani sheikh of the Zaouia Othmania of Tolga, in which he said that the deceased was “one of the eminent savants of the Zaouia of Tolga, a destination of all time prized by the scholars and scientists.”


“Imam Sidi Abdelkader Othmani, one of the valiant sons of Tolga, a land of knowledge and reform, passed away after devoting his life to science and knowledge, and watched over the legacy of his father Sheikh El Hadj who preserved with the fervor of the ulemas the zawiya of his grandfather Sidi Ali Ben Omar of Tolga,” wrote the President of the Republic in his condolence message.

“It is with deep sorrow and hearts resigned to the will of Allah that we learned of the death of this Sufi scholar Rahmani, and one of the eminent savants of the zawiya of Tolga, a destination of all time prized by scholars, scholars, and disciples who come to drink from the sources of science,” said the head of state.

In this painful ordeal, I pray to Allah the Almighty to surround the deceased with His holy mercy and to welcome him in His vast Paradise alongside those he has showered with His blessings and His eternal grace, and to comfort his family. To Allah we belong and to Him we return”, wrote the President of the Republic.