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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benjabi This article has multiple issues. Modern society had left this man hollow due to a stultifying lack of aspiration. From one of his works, Les Conditions de la Renaissancehe defined culture as the mode of being and becoming of a people. He later criticised the Muslim society for frequently falling into an apologetic state.
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. He said that Muslims today were in a state of disarray.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. 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 bwnnabi these to our contemporary society.
This included aesthetic, ethical, pragmatic, and technical values. Please help improve this colonisqbilit by adding citations to reliable sources. 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. According to Malek Bennabi, the lack of new ideas in Islamic thought emerged what he coined civilizational bankruptcy.
As a result, the Arab and Muslim world is still suffering from economic, technological and cultural retardation. Views Read Edit View history. 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. A prominent Algerian thinker. One group attributed it to ignorance and illiteracy, while another lay coonisabilit blame on the lack of technological know-how or colonialism etc.
Compared to other Arab and Muslim writers and intellectuals who have dealt with colinisabilit subject and achieved a consensus on its vitality, Malek Bennabi’s thought singularly provides a realistic perspective based on a more comprehensive methodology. If that system were to change in one way or another, all other social characteristics would follow suit and adapt in the same direction.
When these contents had been clearly defined, only then could various formulations of ideas be born. The study comprises an introduction, three chapters and the conclusion. Muslim countries and societies were largely imperialized by the West. A comprehensive bibliography of references used in the thesis follows the conclusion. Colonisaabilit Bennabi and his modern Islamic thought. This was truly coloniasbilit a failure of Islam, but because Muslims and those in governance abandoned the true understanding of what Islamic values connoted.
Muslims tended to dig up past treasures instead of seeking to progress with new ones. He is mostly benabi for the concept of coloniability which is the inner aptitude of some societies to be colonized Black-African particularly.
This spurred him to reflect on the question of culture in the early nineteenth century. Downloads Downloads per month over past year. In order to satisfy his spiritual and material needs, a Muslim needed to feel that his industry and creativity would find reward.
His primary focus was on the term he coined called ‘Post-Almohad Men’. 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 than a consequence of colonialism, ignorance or poverty.
July Learn how and when to remove this template message. X whom he calls the imperialist enemies, many of bennaabi works are ceased from being published, some were lost or censored. Man, soil raw material and time.
He argues that we can split any given civilization into three basic elements: 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. Staff Students Library Press. However, the issue of development continued as a major preoccupation of a large section of Arab and Muslim intellectuals.
This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat Subjects outside of the University Themes. 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.
Malek Bennabi — Arabic: If one of those stages corresponds to what is called “renaissance”, it will mean that society at that stage is enjoying a wonderful system of ideas; a system that can provide a suitable solution to each of the vital problems in that particular society. Thus, their inferiority complex, based on social efficacy, would lead only to pessimism on the psychological level.
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.
Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Enriching the society is part of dynamism in Islam. Retrieved from ” https: