The novel “Khannatha, Alif-Lam-Ra / Mercy” was published by the Moroccan Novelist Dr. Abdel-Elah Ben Arafa, He was born in 1962 in Salé. He holds a doctorate in linguistics from the Sorbonne University in Paris, Supervisor of Federation of the Universities in Islamic World (FUIW) and General Secretariat of Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and a researcher in linguistics, mysticism, and Islamic thought. Dr. Abdul-Ilah Ben Arafa founded what he called the new literature, which is his narrative and the mystical project inspired by the Holy Qur’an, in which he sees a different concept of literature as his cognitive aims lie in the production of cognitive literature that transforms the reader’s conscience, knowledge and behavior.
He has published several books in Arabic, French, and Spanish, including 6 novels in Arabic including The Novel “Khannatha, Alif-Lam-Ra / Mercy” that was dedicated to Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, Founder and Chairman of Adgeco Group, by the author Dr. Abdel-Elah Ben Arafa, on 28th April, during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018.
About the Book:
In this historical narrative novel, we are renewed with the story of Khannatha, “Mother of the Sultans”, which originates from the clan of the Kings of Morocco, from the State of the Alaouite Dynasty since the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The Novel is the story of the desert girl Khannatha and her tribe. Deliberating, how she turned her life after her marriage to Sultan Moulay Ismail, how she faced the plans of the Royal Harem, and establish a strong state under the umbrella of ʿAbīd al-Bukhārī.
We can also read here about the trembling caused by the appearance of Sabbatai Zevi who declared himself to be the Messiah, among the Jews in the world. And how Khatannah live after the death of her husband and enter into an inspiring spiritual experience.