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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Abstract This article examines the ideas of Malek Bennabi 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.

Fidaa Masri, fidamasri4 gmail. X whom he calls the imperialist enemies, many of his works are ceased from being published, some were lost or makek. Bennabi was born in Constantine, Algeria in The study comprises an introduction, three chapters and the conclusion. Modern society had left this man hollow due to a stultifying lack of aspiration.

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. A prominent Algerian thinker. This spurred him to reflect on the question of culture colonissabilit the early nineteenth century.

He later criticised the Muslim society for frequently falling into an apologetic state.

The world had, therefore, entered a stage at which most of its problems could be solved only by certain systems of ideas. It will also discuss the intellectual elements that have influenced his thoughts and are reflected in his works.

Malek Bennabi — Arabic: A comprehensive bibliography of references used in the thesis follows the conclusion. The conclusion sums up Malek Bennabi’s ideas on “al-Takhalluf” and social change. His primary focus was on the term he coined called ‘Post-Almohad Men’. Subjects outside of the University Themes. 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.


He said that Muslims today were in a state of disarray. They assessed their situation as an abomination caused by the lack of weapons, aeroplanes and banks. From one of his works, Les Conditions de la Renaissancehe defined culture as the mode of being and becoming of a people.

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. Retrieved 30 September By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Yet, due to Mr. Thus, their inferiority complex, based on social efficacy, would lead only to pessimism on the psychological level.

This article needs additional citations for verification. This article has multiple issues. However, the twentieth century introduced a new development in which ideas were held in high esteem as national and international values.

It also includes recommendations towards a greater consideration of his work in order to reveal its more substantial aspects. Enriching the society is part of dynamism in Islam. Muslims tended to dig up past treasures instead of seeking to progress with new ones. The various stages of development in such a society are indeed different forms of its intellectual developments. This was truly not a failure of Islam, but because Muslims and those in governance abandoned the true understanding of what Islamic values connoted.

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

The essence of the disintegration of the Algerian civilization is of humanitarian nature that lies in the change of the individual. One group attributed it to ignorance and illiteracy, while another lay the blame on the lack of technological know-how or colonialism etc. Chapter Two is an elaborate malej of Malek Bennabi’s ideas on “al-Takhalluf” retardationdevelopment and social change in the Arab and Muslim world, and his analysis of the causes rather than symptoms of social and economic retardation as outlined in his nineteen books.


Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought

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. In his book, Bases of Civilization, Colojisabilit Bennabi put his theory of social change.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

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

As a result, the Arab and Muslim world is still suffering from economic, technological and cultural retardation. On the social level, it would lead to what we have elsewhere called takdis heaping-up. 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. He argues that we can split any given civilization into three basic elements: 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.

Malek Bennabi wrote more than 25 books, all his works were written between The Quranic Phenomenon and