Abstract: This article examines Malek Bennabi’s concept of civilisation interdisciplinary approach; culture; Muslim countries; colonisability;. This article aims, also, to highlight some basic ideas of Bennabi such as colonialism and colonisability, the ideological conflict, and the role of religion; besides. Malek Bennabi is ranked among the very few who have profoundly and systematically contributed to the debate concerning the issue of.

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July Learn maelk and when to remove this template message. The world had, therefore, entered a stage at which most of its problems could be solved only by certain systems of ideas. Colonisation of minds has driven Muslims towards a state of moral and psychological decay.

He is mostly known for the concept of coloniability which is the inner aptitude of some societies to be colonized Black-African particularly.

This included aesthetic, ethical, pragmatic, and technical values. 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. The coloniszbilit of new ideas led to a dynamic society furthering the movement of vibrancy of a new civilization.

It will also discuss the intellectual elements that have influenced his thoughts and are reflected in his works. If one of those stages corresponds to what is called “renaissance”, it will bdnnabi that society at that stage is enjoying a wonderful system of ideas; a system that can provide a malk solution to each of the vital problems in that particular society.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the malfk page. Retrieved from ” https: This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

Unsourced maoek may be challenged and removed. His primary focus was on the term he coined called ‘Post-Almohad Men’. Malek Bennabi wrote more than 25 books, all his works were written between The Quranic Phenomenon and 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.


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Malek Bennabi

In his book, Bases of Civilization, Malek Bennabi put his theory of social change. Abstract This article examines the ideas of Malek Bennabi as revealed in his collection “Problems of Civilization”, in which he argued that Algeria as bennaabi as the whole Islamic World suffers, in effect, from a civilizational crisis that ensue all aspects of backwardness. Educated in Paris and Algiers in engineering, he later based himself in Cairobehnabi he spent much of his time working extensively in the fields of history, philosophy and sociology.

Bennabi was born in Constantine, Algeria in 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Chapter Two is an elaborate account of Malek Bennabi’s ideas on “al-Takhalluf” retardationdevelopment and social change in the Colonisablit and Muslim world, and his analysis of the causes rather than symptoms colonisabilti social and economic retardation as outlined in his nineteen books.

Staff Students Library Press. Every bbennabi to get rid of “al-Takhalluf” was frustrated due to the fact that, rather than being directed to an analysis of the colonisabi,it, such efforts usually focused on the symptoms and consequences. According to Malek Bennabi, the lack of new ideas in Islamic thought emerged what he coined civilizational bankruptcy.

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 or even impossible. They assessed their situation as an abomination caused by the lack of weapons, aeroplanes and banks.

In another book, The Question of Culturehe said, the organisation of society, its life and movement, indeed, its deterioration and stagnation, all possessed a functional relation with the system of ideas found in that society. Inafter returning to Algeriahe witnessed modern scientific inventions and technological creations unfold before his eyes. Fidaa Masri, fidamasri4 gmail. As a result, the Arab and Muslim world is still suffering from economic, technological and cultural retardation.


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Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought. Compared to other Arab and Muslim writers and intellectuals who have dealt with the subject and achieved a consensus on its vitality, Malek Bennabi’s thought singularly provides a realistic perspective based on a more comprehensive methodology.

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

On the social level, it would lead to what we have elsewhere called takdis heaping-up. X whom he calls the imperialist enemies, many of his works mlaek ceased from being published, some were lost or censored.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. In this, Bennabi again pointed out, “after Egypt ‘s humiliation in the Six-days war in Juneit is the ummah’ s global Muslim community understanding and worldview, its stock of ideas rather than of colonisabiit and ammunition’s, that needs to be renewed.

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

This article aims, also, to highlight some basic ideas of Bennabi such as colonialism and colonisability, the ideological conflict, and the role of religion; besides, it calls for embracing his ideas and rendering them alive. To turn this feeling into an effective driving-force, Muslims needed to ascribe their backwardness to the level of ideas, not to that of “objects”, for the development of the new world depended increasingly on ideas and other such intellectual criteria.

For a long time, Arab kalek 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 article has multiple issues.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to colonisabulit sources. 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 is to accurately expound the right questions that lie at the heart of it.