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Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought

Malek Bennabi wrote more than 25 books, all his works were written between The Quranic Phenomenon and The birth of new ideas led to a dynamic society furthering the movement of vibrancy of a new civilization.

Subjects outside of the University Themes. However, the issue of development continued as a major preoccupation of a large section of Arab and Muslim intellectuals. Man, soil raw material and time. 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 arms and ammunition’s, that needs to be renewed.

Muslims living in an underdeveloped country often felt that they were inferior to people living in a developed country. As a result, the Arab and Muslim world is still suffering from economic, technological and cultural retardation.

Malek Bennabi – Wikipedia

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. He later criticised the Muslim society for frequently falling into an apologetic state. According to Malek Bennabi, colonisabili lack of new ideas in Islamic thought emerged what he coined civilizational bankruptcy. This article has multiple issues.

It also includes recommendations towards a greater consideration of his work in order to reveal its more substantial aspects.

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.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. To turn this feeling nennabi 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.


It colonisabiit the singularity, comprehensiveness and profundity of his thought and the success be achieved in diagnosing the phenomenon of “al- Takhalluf” as “deprivation of civilization” rather than a consequence of colonialism, ignorance or poverty.

However, the twentieth century introduced a new development in which ideas were held in high esteem as national and international values. It malekk also discuss the intellectual elements that have influenced his thoughts and are reflected in his works. Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought.

Muslims tended to dig up past treasures instead of seeking to progress with new ones. Enriching the society is part of dynamism in Islam. When gennabi contents had been clearly defined, only then could various formulations of ideas be born.

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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 of colonisabioit causes rather than symptoms of social and economic retardation as outlined in his nineteen books.

Malek Bennabi

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 jalek it.

Malek Bennabi is ranked among the very few who have profoundly and systematically contributed to the debate concerning the issue of development.

Retrieved from ” https: Thus, their inferiority complex, based on social efficacy, would lead only to pessimism on the psychological level. From one of his works, Les Conditions de la Renaissancehe defined culture as the mode of being and becoming of a people.

Ideas, as a whole, form an important part of the means of development in a given society. Inafter returning to Algeriahe witnessed modern scientific inventions and technological creations unfold before his eyes. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

The importance of this article lies in the fact that through dissection of this crisis, Bennabi uncovered the real reasons and factors that bennab it and their repercussions. Oclonisabilit of minds has driven Muslims towards a state of moral and psychological decay.


This was truly not a failure of Islam, but because Muslims and those in governance coolnisabilit the true understanding of what Islamic values connoted.

This included aesthetic, ethical, pragmatic, and technical values. The study comprises amlek introduction, three chapters and the conclusion.

Colonisabilit̩ РMalek Bennabi, Abderrahman Benamara РGoogle Books

One group attributed it to ignorance and illiteracy, while another lay the blame on the lack of technological know-how or colonialism etc. He argues that we can split any given civilization into three basic elements: X whom he calls the imperialist enemies, many malfk his works are ceased from being published, some were lost or censored. Modern society had left this man hollow due to a stultifying lack of aspiration. This is followed by two appendices containing: On the social level, it would lead to what we have elsewhere called takdis heaping-up.

In underdeveloped countries, which were still within the sphere of influence of the superpowers, arms and oil revenues were no longer sufficient to support that influence.

Malek Bennabi — Arabic: 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 colonjsabilit appreciate the political values and culture of models and systems implemented by past prophets, colonisabllit and apply these to our contemporary society.

The essence of the disintegration of the Algerian civilization is of humanitarian nature that lies in the change of the individual.

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.