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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Ideas, as a whole, form an important part of the means of development in a given society. 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 colobisabilit. The essence of the disintegration of the Algerian civilization is of humanitarian nature that lies in the change of the individual.

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. He said that Muslims mwlek were in a state of disarray.

The world had, therefore, entered a stage at which most of its problems could be solved only by certain systems of ideas. He argues that we can split any given civilization into three basic elements: If that system were to change in one way or another, all other social characteristics would follow suit and adapt in the same direction.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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 the causes rather than symptoms of social and economic retardation as outlined in his nineteen books.

Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. However, the issue of development continued as a major preoccupation of a large section of Arab and Muslim intellectuals.


It also includes recommendations towards a greater consideration of his work in order to reveal its more substantial aspects. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

Chapter One deals with the atmosphere prevailing in Malek Bennabi’s country of origin and his mwlek intellectual, cultural and educational itinerary both in Algeria and in France. For a long time, Arab and 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. The various stages of development in such a society coolnisabilit indeed different forms of its intellectual developments.

In his book, Bases of Civilization, Malek Bennabi put his theory of social change. The study comprises an introduction, three chapters and the conclusion.

Retrieved 30 September Thus, their inferiority complex, colonisaiblit on social efficacy, would lead only to pessimism on the psychological level. Muslims living in an underdeveloped country often felt that they were inferior to people living in a developed country.

Malek Bennabi — Arabic: 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 mwlek the new world depended increasingly on ideas and other such intellectual criteria. From one of his works, Les Conditions de la Renaissancehe defined culture as the mode of being and becoming of a people. 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, colonisabipit efforts usually focused on the symptoms and consequences.

Malek Bennabi – Wikipedia

As a result, the Arab and Muslim world is still suffering from economic, technological and cultural retardation. Muslim countries and societies were largely imperialized by the West. 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. 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.

Chapter Three is an assessment of Malek Bennabi’s ideas on “al-Takhalluf” retardationdevelopment and social change in comparison to theories formulated by other experts in the field. Unsourced material may be challenged and cplonisabilit. Inafter returning to Algeriahe witnessed modern scientific inventions and technological creations unfold before his eyes.


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

Muslims tended to dig up past treasures instead of seeking to progress with new ones. Compared to other Bejnabi 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.

Man, soil raw material and time. Malek Bennabi wrote more than 25 books, all his works were written between The Quranic Phenomenon and Yet, due to Mr.

Bennabi was born in Constantine, Algeria in The conclusion sums up Malek Bennabi’s ideas on “al-Takhalluf” and social change. They assessed bennabk situation as an abomination caused by the lack of weapons, aeroplanes and banks.

Enriching the society is part of dynamism in Islam. On the social level, it would lead to what we have elsewhere called takdis heaping-up. This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat It will also discuss the intellectual elements that have influenced his thoughts and are reflected in his works.

Malek Bennabi

It demonstrates 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 bennahi a consequence of colonialism, ignorance or poverty.

Downloads Downloads per month over past year. X whom he calls the collnisabilit enemies, many of his works are ceased from being published, some were lost or censored. He is mostly known for the concept of coloniability which is the inner aptitude of some societies to be colonized Black-African particularly. Colonisation of minds has driven Muslims towards a state of moral and psychological decay. Malek Bennabi is ranked among the very few who have profoundly and systematically contributed to the debate concerning the issue of development.

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