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Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought – University of Salford Institutional Repository

The essence of the disintegration of the Algerian civilization is of humanitarian nature that lies in the change of the individual. In the discourse of this thesis, Malek Bennabi’s ideas will be compared to those expressed by geographers, economists, sociologists, and management scientists as well as to those specifically advocated by Arab and Muslim intellectuals, with a view to delineate the comprehensiveness of Malek Bennabi’s approach vis-a-vis his predecessors and contemporaries.

His primary focus was on the term he coined called ‘Post-Almohad Men’. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Retrieved from ” https: Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. For a long time, Arab and Muslim writers and intellectuals have not been able to agree on clearly defined causes of “al-Takhalluf” social, cultural and economic retardation in their societies.

This development has not been strongly felt in many underdeveloped countries, for their inferiority complex created a warped infatuation with the criteria of power that was based on material things. This spurred him to reflect on the question of culture in the early nineteenth century.

Ideas, as a whole, form an important part of the means of development in a given society. His approach was simple, not parroting what had been discovered before his time, but rather, searching for what constitutes the essence of culture and the birth of civilization.

Every effort to get rid of “al-Takhalluf” was frustrated due to the fact that, rather than being directed to an analysis of the problem, such efforts usually focused on the symptoms and consequences.


Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought

This article has multiple issues. The importance of this article lies in the fact that through dissection of this crisis, Bennabi uncovered the real reasons and factors that caused it and their repercussions. This article, thereby, is an attempt to spot the light on what Bennabi asserted is the initial necessary step to get out from the civilizational crisis, which mapek to accurately expound the right questions that lie at the heart of it.

As a result, the Arab and Muslim world is still suffering from economic, technological and cultural retardation. X whom he calls the imperialist enemies, many of his works are ceased from being published, some were lost or censored.

Muslims tended to dig up past treasures instead of seeking to progress with new ones. Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought. A comprehensive bibliography of references used in the thesis follows the conclusion. He added that ideas influence the life of a given society in two different ways; either they are factors of growth of social life, or on the contrary, the role of factors of contagion, thus rendering social growth rather difficult clonisabilit even impossible.

This article needs additional citations for verification. To turn this feeling into an effective driving-force, Muslims needed to ascribe their backwardness to the level of ideas, not colojisabilit that of “objects”, for the development of the new world depended increasingly on ideas and other such intellectual criteria.

This included aesthetic, ethical, pragmatic, and technical values. It also includes recommendations towards a greater consideration of his work in order to reveal its more substantial aspects. Muslim countries and societies were largely imperialized by the West. This was truly not a failure of Islam, but because Muslims and those in governance abandoned the true understanding of what Islamic values connoted.

The birth of new ideas led to a dynamic society furthering the movement of vibrancy of a new civilization. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He is mostly known for the concept of coloniability which is the inner aptitude of some societies to be colonized Black-African particularly. Colonisation of minds has driven Muslims towards a state of moral and psychological decay. In his book, Bases of Civilization, Malek Bennwbi put his theory of social change.


Hay Shaffay: Malik Bennabi (): On Ideas and Civilisation

hennabi The conclusion sums up Malek Bennabi’s ideas on “al-Takhalluf” and social change. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. When these contents had been clearly defined, only then could various formulations of ideas be born. Chapter Two is an elaborate account of Malek Bennabi’s ideas on “al-Takhalluf” retardationdevelopment and social change in the Arab and Muslim world, and his analysis bennabu the causes rather than symptoms of social and economic retardation as outlined in his nineteen books.

If that system were to change in one way or another, all other social characteristics would follow suit and adapt in the same direction. Thus, their inferiority complex, based on social efficacy, would lead only to pessimism on the psychological level.

Subjects outside of the University Themes. Therefore, the Arabs and bennabk Muslim countries, especially those that did not possess a great deal of material power, should give more weight to the issue of ideas.

Retrieved 30 September The study comprises an introduction, three chapters and the conclusion. It will also discuss the intellectual elements that have influenced his thoughts and are reflected in his works. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

However, the issue of development continued as a major preoccupation of a large section of Arab and Muslim intellectuals.

Chapter One deals with the atmosphere prevailing in Malek Bennabi’s country of origin and his own intellectual, cultural and educational itinerary both in Algeria and in France.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. He said that Muslims today were in a state of disarray. A prominent Algerian thinker.