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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Views Read Edit View history. This article aims, also, to highlight some basic ideas of Bennabi such colonisabulit colonialism and colonisability, the ideological conflict, and the role of religion; besides, it calls for embracing his ideas and rendering them alive. This is followed by two appendices containing: Colonisation of minds has driven Muslims towards a state of moral and psychological decay.

This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat In his book, Bases of Civilization, Malek Bennabi put his theory of social change.

They assessed their situation as an abomination caused by the lack of weapons, aeroplanes and banks. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He said that Muslims today were in a state of disarray. 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.

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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 bennnabi Malek Bennabi’s approach vis-a-vis his predecessors and contemporaries.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. 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. This thesis is intended to colojisabilit Malek Bennabi’s bennab ideas on “al- Takhalluf”, development and social transformation.

According to Malek Bennabi, the lack of new ideas in Islamic thought emerged what he coined civilizational bankruptcy. Muslims tended to dig up past treasures instead of seeking to progress with new ones.

Retrieved from ” https: He is mostly known for the concept of coloniability colonisabilti is the inner aptitude of some societies to be colonized Black-African particularly. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A comprehensive bibliography of references used in the thesis follows the conclusion.

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.

Malek Bennabi

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

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.

A prominent Algerian thinker.

Malek Bennabi wrote more than 25 books, all his works were written between The Quranic Phenomenon and If that system were to change in one way or another, all other social characteristics would follow suit and adapt in the same direction. In another book, The Question of Culturehe said, the organisation of society, its life and movement, indeed, its deterioration and stagnation, all possessed a functional relation with the system of ideas found in that society.

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The birth of new ideas led to a dynamic society furthering the movement of vibrancy of a new civilization. As a result of this inferiority, Muslims ascribed this distance to the field of objects.

Malek Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought

Muslim countries and societies were largely imperialized by the West. Downloads Downloads per month over past year. When these contents had been clearly defined, only then could various formulations of ideas be born. Muslims living in an underdeveloped country often felt that they were inferior to people living in a developed country.

Thus, their inferiority complex, based on social efficacy, would lead only to pessimism on the psychological level. Retrieved 30 September Educated in Paris and Algiers in engineering, he later based himself in Cairowhere he spent much of his time working extensively in the fields of history, philosophy and sociology.

The world had, therefore, entered a stage at which most of its problems could be solved only by certain systems of ideas. Modern society had left this man hollow due to a stultifying lack of aspiration. Malek Bennabi is ranked among the very few who have profoundly and systematically contributed to the debate concerning the issue of development.