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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Bin Nabi, Malik

Find it on Scholar. Powered by Create your maljk unique website with customizable templates. 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.

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. The influence of Tunisia, Egypt, and the Algerian immigrants on that awakening was evident.

Malik Bennabi

This spurred him to reflect on the question of culture in the early nineteenth century. John Farrenkopf – – Thesis Eleven 62 1: These views and ideas have shaped all his works published under the well-known title: It examines the similarity and differences between Bennabi and both Ibn Khaldoun and Toynbee. He argues that we can split any given civilization into three basic elements: Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

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Science Logic and Mathematics. Whitehead on Religion and Science. Born in in Tibissa, a town in the southeast of Algeria, in the first day of November.

According to Malek Bennabi, the lack of new ideas in Islamic thought emerged what he coined civilizational bankruptcy.

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Johnson – – Philosophy of Science 10 1: He mentioned her influence on the whole family, as he notes: I did not know her sufficiently, mqlik she left for my family many of her memoirs and witnesses, especially about the French invasion of Algeria, which were transmitted to me by my parents. Man, soil raw material and time.

There, in Qussantina, Malik Bennabi found the opportunity to know and communicate more with his grandfather, who had returned from Tarabuls al Gharb after the Italian invasion of Libya. This was truly not a failure of Islam, but because Muslims and those in governance abandoned the true understanding of what Islamic values connoted. Sign in to use this feature. His primary focus was on the term he coined called ‘Post-Almohad Men’.

Democracy, Equality, and Freedom at a Loss. He later criticised the Muslim society for frequently falling into an apologetic state. This development has not been strongly felt in many underdeveloped countries, mailk their inferiority complex created a warped infatuation with the criteria of power that was based on material things.

If that system were to change in one way or another, all other social characteristics would follow suit and adapt in the same direction. His influence ma,ik Algerian Islamic society can only be examined in the broader context of other similar thinkers and writers.


X whom he calls the imperialist enemies, many of his works are ceased from being published, some were lost or censored. The past few centuries, we have witnessed a transition in discourse concerning political, social, economic, and religious thought in Islamic society.

No categories specified categorize this paper. Nevertheless, these challenges have produced many unexpected effects and contributed so positively in the formulation of his intellectual views and ideas, namely those related to the problem of colonialism, no matter what would be its nature. Bennabi founded the al-Qiyam discussion group in after becoming Director of Higher Studies at the University of Algiers.

He proved to bennabi one of the greatest Islamic political thinkers of recent history, sharing similarities with Abduh, Shariati, and many others. Benhabi society had left this man hollow due to a stultifying malki of aspiration. He graduated from public school in and then went to France to study engineering. However, the twentieth century introduced a new development in which ideas were held in high esteem as national and international values.

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.