This book offers the first comprehensive introduction to one of the most significant Arab thinkers of the late 20th century and the early 21st century: the Moroccan. The Moroccan philosopher Mohammed Abed Al Jabri (27 Dec. – 03 May ) has marked contemporary Arab and Islamic thought with his voluminous. Islam, State, and Modernity: Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World is the title of the new book edited by ARDD’s chairman of the board, Dr.

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In many Muslim countries the political climate is not conducive to free and open debate. Social media and networks. Readers’ comments can be found by Google and other search engines. Muhammadiyah Studies Najib Burhani. In the s, Aljabri started publishing a series of papers on Islamic thought that immediately drew the attention of many abdd and academics in the Arab World.

Mohamed Abed Al-Jabri, a world famous Moroccan philosopher who died recentlyis the author of many philosophical and historical-philosophical books of great interest of which sadly only a few have been published in English. University of Primorska, Koper Slovenia5 December European Perceptions, European Perspectives. Until now, four of his thirty two books are available in English: The decline of Islamic scientific thought Don’t blame it on al-Ghazali. Penaku, Pikiranku Hairus Salim.

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Although there is at present a considerable interest in things Islamic outside the Muslim world, as a result of a series of deplorable events and developments, media coverage — and much scholarship too — is predominantly geared towards radical and extremist exponents of political Islam. Yet, this is where Jabri’s approach encounters resistance in the Arab world, as many Arabs still consider themselves the custodians and preservers of the “true” and therefore only Islam.

It is to them that he addressed much of his work, above all in a book dated in which he studies two cases of intellectual persecution that took place in the 9th and 12th centuries — involving the leading scholar Ibn Hanbal and then Averroes — inviting contemporary intellectuals to assume a progressive attitude and begging them not to follow examples involving connivance with power, which according to him is a sin all too often committed in the Arab-Muslim intellectual world in past centuries.


This series promotes new directions in scholarship in the study of Islamic thinking aiming to take the field beyond the usual historical-philological concentration found in Islamic studies or the area studies approach dominating in the social sciences. Now at discount prize click on the picture to buy.

He claims that the method of analogy is deeply rooted in thinking within the Arab-Islamic cultural sphere, as this method was carried over from Islamic jurisprudence to all fields of science. Bangladesh’s ‘death squad’ security agency to scan social media The Bangladeshi government is looking to task a controversial paramilitary force with monitoring social media as the country gears up for a general election in December His work revolves around the issue of how knowledge is produced.

Many fear the move will further muzzle free speech. He has greatly contributed to the discourse on Arab identity by popularizing philosophical and scientific knowledge within the framework of his political activity and through his teaching. Consequently, these intellectuals have often difficulties in finding a forum to expound their ideas, or face severe criticism and even outright oppression and persecution.

Islam, State, and Modernity: Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World

It will introduce pioneering thinkers, public intellectuals, academics and their ideas. Have been published by J. Yet, for al-Jabri, mastering a tradition means knowing its various aspects and thereby recognizing its relativity and historicity. Al Jabri started his career as a teacher in and was promoted to jbri principal and to supervisor of philosophy teachers.

Most Recent Photo Essay. Jordan and the influx of refugees The true Samaritans. In his position at the university, al-Jabri has introduced a generation of alienated students to their historical heritage and its unorthodox trends. Innovation and creativity can only blossom where there are no bans on thought.


Sudanese Thinker Amir Ahmad Nasr. His Autobiographies are a further testimony to his political-intellectual engagement: According to Shahrur, jurisprudence in the name of God is a farce benefiting only those wanting to maintain political power.

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Who is entitled to read women’s rights into the sacred texts? Philosopher wl Autodidact An Arab Robinson Crusoe For the first time, the Felix Meiner Verlag has published the text of a classical Arab philosopher in its venerable and much-consulted “Philosophical Library” series — the philosophical novel Hayy ibn Yaqzan by Ibn Tufayl, a 12th-century Andalusian author.

Filsafat Pendidikan Islam Toto Suharto. Al-Jabri proposes the thesis that the structure of Arabic thinking has until now not brought forth a “scientific revolution” and subsequently no modernization, because it has internalized the systems of religious interpretation.

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In his works, al-Jabri illustrates the relativity and strong ties to context of Arab cultural heritage. Al-Jabri criticises these three types of understanding as posing the greatest barrier towards innovative and modern thinking, as ql prescribed pattern for interpreting the past can also have consequences for the politics of today.

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And he is also against tradition that merely has to be learnt by rote. His approach has great impact on the study of Arab-Islamic traditions. The Bangladeshi government is looking to task a controversial paramilitary aed with monitoring social media as the country gears up for a general election in December