PDF | This article examines Malek Bennabi’s concept of civilisation and its equation. It undertakes a conceptual approach to Bennabi’s analysis. Bin Nabi, Malik. (d. ). Algerian thinker and writer. Wrote over twenty books on Islamic, cultural, societal, and developmental issues. Produced all his books. Malek (Malik) Bennabi played a considerable role in the development of Islamic political, cultural, and religious thought and discourse during the 20th century.

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Modern society had left this man hollow due to a stultifying lack of aspiration. Find it on Scholar. Bennabi was born in Constantine, Algeria in On the social level, it would lead to what we have elsewhere called takdis heaping-up. He had a particular relation with her compared with that of his mslik.

He says, however, still retains for her good memoirs. How should one observe contemporary Islamic movements considering Bennabi and his influence? Actually, he never hesitated to show his attachment to her because of her deep influence on him. Sign in Create an account.

Johnson – – Philosophy of Science 10 1: Thus, their inferiority complex, based on social efficacy, would lead only to pessimism on the psychological level.

He particularly enjoyed the performance of magicians who played skilfully with snakes.

Muslims tended to dig up past treasures instead of seeking to progress with new ones. His grandmother known as Hajja Baya was one of the very influential family members, even though he says that he has not a clear and enough information about her. maoik

Malik Bennabi’s Life and Theory of Civilization

This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Being the sole boy in his family with three sisters, he was the privilege of the whole family members. To malij 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 wrote more than 25 books, all his works were written between The Quranic Phenomenon and Cornelis Willem Rietdijk – – Van Gorcum. Yih-Hsien Yu – – Philosophy and Culture 35 6: Retrieved 30 September According to Malek Bennabi, the lack of new ideas in Islamic thought emerged what he coined civilizational bankruptcy.

موقع الأستاذ مالك بن نبي – Life of Malik Bennabi (1)

In his book, Bases of Civilization, Malek Bennabi put his theory of social change. The world had, therefore, entered a stage at which most of its problems could be solved only by certain systems of ideas.

He also heavily criticized Orientalism, while acknowledging its effects and influence. Rather, he became more attracted by the mosque to perform the daily prayers as well as the weekly Friday prayer and particularly in the holidays. Andrew Targowski – bennabo Dialogue and Universalism 21 1: The various stages of development in such a society are indeed different forms of its intellectual developments.

Malik Bennabi

Muslim countries and societies were largely imperialized by the West. He argues that we can split any given civilization into three basic elements: He mostly supported the idea of an Islamic commonwealth, a notion that proved to kalik especially controversial when he developed and founded the al-Qiyam discussion group in Dynamics of World History.

He concluded that the decadence of today’s Muslims was caused by improper developments in their culture which should therefore be bennab in four major areas: From one of his works, Les Conditions de la Renaissancehe defined culture as the mode of being and becoming of a people. He found them bdnnabi be disconcerting and worth not only a closer look, but a movement for reform and revival.

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From a historical point of view, Malik Bennabi describes, in his memoirs, the period of his birth as a point of linking, or more exactly a point of contact and a period of transition between two historical stages, he says: He mentioned her influence on the whole family, as he notes: The issue of educating Algerians was a center of political controversy between the colons and the natives, and between the colons and France.

He later criticised the Muslim society for frequently falling into an apologetic state. He also studied humanities, social sciences, and religion. benmabi

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. He encouraged revival, but to the eventual demise of the al-Qiyam discussion group.

The birth of new ideas led to a dynamic society furthering the movement of vibrancy of a new civilization.