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. Arab-Islamic Philosophy: A Contemporary Critique (MIDDLE EAST MONOGRAPHS). Jan 1, by Mohammed ‘Abed al-Jabri and Aziz Abbassi. French Wikipedia · reference URL · distinguished-moroccan-philosopher-mohammed-abed-al-jabri-has-died/ · stated in.

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We use jbari to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Differences become a constitutive basis for society. Al-Jabri is against tradition that means merely repeating history. By contrast, European and Greek culture, al-Jabri notes, are not only characterized by the division between knowledge and magic, but, in particular, by their concern with the conditions for the possibility of thinking.

What kind of jabrj or social innovations are allowed and with what justification? Al-Jabri criticises these three types of understanding as posing the greatest barrier towards innovative and modern thinking, as a prescribed pattern for interpreting the past can also have consequences for the politics of today.

Al-Jabri holds the view that the changes brought by modernity to the Islamic world also bring about change in the religion of Islam. But, he says, the Islam zbed today still lacks a philosophy, and it avoids the fundamental issues. Readers’ comments can be found by Google and other search engines.

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In his works, al-Jabri illustrates the relativity and strong ties to context of Arab cultural heritage. Leave this field blank. Comments submitted by readers using fantasy names or intentionally false names will not be published. Subscribe to our newsletter.

Reasoning in the natural sciences ulum al-burhan is, by analogy, based solely on deduction.

The Moroccan philosopher al-Jabri subjects Arab culture to fundamental analysis and critique in the Enlightenment tradition. He regards the freedom of the individual and the differences between individuals as the core of social self- organization. He calls for giving up the idea of unity tauhid jwbri of the religious sphere, because only in the clash of various and contradicting theories and theoreticians, between the natural sciences, religion, and state power does the necessary dynamism for progress develop.


The language of migrants Being a stranger in a second language. 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. kabri

Mohammed Abed al-Jabri

Skip to main content. He also argues against the polemic that the individual striving for reason, protest, and criticism are “imported drugs from the West” and will only weaken the Muslim world. Loay Mudhoon introduces this contentious reformist thinker.

Interfaith initiatives from Morocco to Jerusalem Dialogue by design. In zbed footsteps of Jesus Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel. Here one finds the social explosiveness of his work. Dag Nikolaus Hasse introduces the work. Abes approach to the theory of knowledge begins with an emancipatory impulse, as he places the engaged citizen who is able to interpret historical and contemporary events at the jjabri of his endeavour.

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jarbi Finally, Al-Jabri is responsible for the broad project called Critique of Arab Reasonthe first book of which appeared the same year as the one in which Mohamed Arkoun, the other famous Muslim reformist of Algerian origin who died recently, published an essay entitled Critique of the Islamic Reason.

Philosopher as Autodidact An Arab Robinson Crusoe For the first time, abes 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.

Most Recent Photo Essay. The discussion that al-Jabri has set into motion centres on the individual and rational interpretation of sacred texts.


According to Al-Jabri, the conflicting situation that appears to prevent Muslims, and above all Arabs, from harmoniously reconciling contemporary events with the legacy of the Islamic tradition, the so-called turathalready appeared in the Middle Ages. Mysticism ulum al-irfanon the other hand, has meant for most intellectuals a retreat into the private sphere, so that here, as well, no momentum towards modernization can arise. His work focuses on the failure of the Enlightenment in the Islamic world and the search for an Arab identity in modernity.

Sonja Hegasy introduces the Moroccan philosopher. Al-Jabri sbed the position of Islamists, who produce a straight line, supposedly objective, and overpowering story in order to prescribe a single identity upon jahri individual. He also rejects any tradition that abbed requires its adherents to learn by rote in order attain its mastery.

Al-Jabri is co-author of a philosophy textbook published by the Ministry jabr Education and used as teaching material. In submitting this comment, the reader accepts the following terms and conditions: The Reformist Islamic Thinker Muhammad Shahrur In the Footsteps of Averroes Muhammad Shahrur’s work is a comprehensive attempt to reconcile the religion of Islam with modern philosophy as well as the rational worldview of the natural sciences.

Al-Jabri proposes the thesis that the structure of Arabic thinking has until now not brought forth habri “scientific revolution” and subsequently no modernization, because it has internalized the systems of religious interpretation. Who determines Muslim history?

Mohamed Abed Al-Jabri

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