PDF | This article examines Malek Bennabi’s concept of civilisation and its equation. It undertakes a conceptual approach to Bennabi’s analysis. Bin Nabi, Malik. (d. ). Algerian thinker and writer. Wrote over twenty books on Islamic, cultural, societal, and developmental issues. Produced all his books. Malek (Malik) Bennabi played a considerable role in the development of Islamic political, cultural, and religious thought and discourse during the 20th century.

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The Intelligibility of Whitehead’s Philosophy. There, in Qussantina, Malik Bennabi found the opportunity to know and communicate more with his grandfather, who had returned from Tarabuls al Gharb after the Italian invasion of Libya.

Unsourced material may be challenged mapik removed. The Role of Religion in Civilizational Development. The birth of new ideas led to a dynamic society furthering the movement of vibrancy of a new civilization.

Retrieved from ” https: Christopher Dawson – – Isi Books. He lived there during the 30s and 40s before returning to Algeria. This article needs additional citations for verification. All information retrieved from: He mentioned her influence on the whole family, as he notes: He wrote multiple autobiographies detailing his childhood and education in both France and Egypt.

Dissertation, University of Michigan Request removal from index. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. From one of his works, Les Conditions de la Renaissancehe defined culture as the mode of being and becoming of a people.

Malek Bennabi

He also lived in Egypt from the mid s until the early s, and thus had backgrounds in both French and Arab educations. He was the sole boy of a modest Algerian family under the colonial rule. If that system were to change in one way or another, all other social characteristics would follow suit and adapt in the same direction.


X whom he calls the imperialist enemies, many of his works are ceased from being published, some were lost or censored. He took a psychological approach to understanding the history of Muslim civilization.

However, once his uncle died, the conditions became harder. No categories specified categorize this paper. Malek Bennabi – – Dar El Oumma. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Cornelis Willem Rietdijk – – Van Gorcum. Ashok Kunar Malhotra – – Dialogue and Universalism 22 2: This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Perhaps, this particularity is due to the different kinds of sacrifices his mother did for the sake of his happiness.

When these contents had been clearly defined, only then could various formulations of ideas be born. This article has multiple issues. So, as he said in his memoirs, he was seriously studying all through the week. In his book, Bases of Civilization, Malek Bennabi put his theory of social change. Thus, their inferiority complex, based on social efficacy, would lead only to pessimism on the psychological level.

Therefore, the Arabs and other Muslim countries, especially those that did not possess a great deal of material power, should give more weight to the issue of ideas. Yih-Hsien Yu – – Philosophy and Culture 35 6: He said that Muslims today were in a state of disarray. He also heavily criticized Orientalism, while acknowledging its effects and influence. In order to satisfy his spiritual and material needs, a Muslim needed to feel that his industry and creativity would find reward.

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Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Ideas, as a whole, form an important part of the means of development in a given society.

Whitehead on Religion and Science. 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. This dissertation is a study of the Algerian thinker Malik Bennabi. His views on Islamic cultural, social, economic, and political revival led him to bennabii this particular group. Although looking back to what had been achieved in the Golden Age of Islam is still relevant, what is more important is to be able to appreciate the political values and culture of models and systems implemented by past prophets, re-interpret and apply these to our contemporary society.

Fawzia Muhammad Bariun, Malik Bennabi’s Life and Theory of Civilization – PhilPapers

He said in this context: Educated in Paris and Algiers in engineering, he later based mqlik in Cairowhere he spent much of his time working extensively in the fields of history, philosophy and sociology. Retrieved 30 September According to Malek Bennabi, the lack of new ideas in Islamic thought emerged what he coined civilizational bankruptcy. Bennabi viewed man as the major factor in civilization, and his culture as determining his activities and attitudes in life.

Democracy, Equality, and Freedom at a Loss.