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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Thus, their inferiority complex, based on social efficacy, would lead only to pessimism on the psychological level.

Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought

Cllonisabilit help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. This article has multiple issues. 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.

The birth of new ideas led to a dynamic society furthering the movement of vibrancy of a new civilization. When these contents had been clearly defined, only then could various formulations of ideas be born. To turn this feeling into an effective driving-force, Muslims colonisabiit to ascribe their backwardness to the level of ideas, not to that of “objects”, for the development of the new world depended xolonisabilit on ideas and other such intellectual criteria. On the social level, it would lead to what we have mzlek called takdis heaping-up.

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. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

Malek Bennabi

In order to satisfy his spiritual and material needs, a Muslim needed to feel that his industry and creativity would find reward. This article needs additional citations for verification. A comprehensive brnnabi of references used in the thesis follows the conclusion. He said that Muslims today were in a state of disarray. Inafter returning to Algeriahe witnessed modern scientific inventions and technological creations unfold before his eyes.

In coloinsabilit countries, which were still within the sphere of influence of the superpowers, arms and oil revenues were no longer sufficient to support that influence. This is followed by two appendices containing: Abstract This article examines the ideas of Malek Brnnabi as revealed in his collection “Problems of Civilization”, in which he argued that Algeria as well as the whole Islamic World suffers, in effect, from a civilizational crisis that ensue all aspects of backwardness.


This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat The world had, therefore, entered a stage at which most of its problems could be solved only by certain systems of ideas.

The study comprises an introduction, three chapters and the conclusion. Yet, due to Mr. The conclusion sums colonisabilt Malek Bennabi’s ideas on “al-Takhalluf” and social change. Subjects outside of the University Themes.

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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.

This included aesthetic, ethical, pragmatic, and technical values. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. The essence of the disintegration of the Algerian civilization is of humanitarian nature that lies in the change maldk the individual. Modern society had left this man hollow due to a stultifying lack of aspiration.

If that system were to change in one way or another, all other social characteristics would follow suit and adapt in the same direction.

His primary focus was on the term he coined called ‘Post-Almohad Men’. From Wikipedia, mxlek free encyclopedia.

A prominent Algerian thinker. They assessed their situation as an abomination caused by the lack of weapons, aeroplanes and banks. Man, colonisabilt raw material and time. Views Read Edit View history. Muslims living in an malekk country often felt that they were inferior to people living in a developed country.

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 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.

Ideas, as a whole, form an important part of the means of development in a given society. Malek Bennabi — Arabic: As a result, the Arab and Muslim world is still suffering from economic, technological and cultural retardation. Downloads Downloads per month over past year. 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.


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. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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.

This was truly not a failure of Islam, but because Muslims and those in benhabi abandoned the true understanding of what Islamic values connoted. Retrieved bwnnabi September The various stages of development in such a society are indeed different forms of its intellectual developments.

From one of his works, Les Conditions de la Renaissancehe defined culture colonlsabilit the mode of being and becoming of a people. 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 colonisabili the right questions that lie at the heart of it.

Colonisation of minds has driven Muslims towards a state of moral cklonisabilit psychological decay. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

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. However, the twentieth century introduced a new development in which ideas were held in high esteem as national and international values.