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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In submitting this comment, abedd reader accepts the following terms and conditions: He calls for giving up the idea of unity tauhid outside 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.

Mohammed Abed al-Jabri : Arab champion of the secular state

And he is also against tradition that merely has to be learnt by rote. By uabri, 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.

He also rejects any tradition that only requires its adherents to learn by rote in order attain its mastery. Sonja Hegasy introduces the Moroccan philosopher.

If mabri continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Al-Jabri’s 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 centre of his endeavour.

Repression against journalists A world of Khashoggis. 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. But, he says, the Islam of today still lacks a philosophy, and it avoids the fundamental issues. 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.

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In fact, this can be observed everywhere. 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.

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 abee 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.

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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. The decline of Islamic scientific thought Don’t blame it on al-Ghazali.

Al-Jabri is co-author of a philosophy textbook published by the Ministry of Education and used as teaching material.

This has led al-Jabri to investigate abde grammar of the Arabic language, as well as Muslim law, theology, mysticism, rhetoric, and philosophy. Newest Most Read Most Comments. Dag Nikolaus Hasse introduces the work.

Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri (Author of Arab-Islamic Philosophy)

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.

In the footsteps of Jesus Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days abdd the region now known as Israel. Who determines Muslim history? In his abef volume work, The Critique of Arab Reasonal-Jabri analyses the structural boundaries of scientific ways of thinking, which he regards as the cause of the failure of the modernization process in the Arab world.


In his works, al-Jabri illustrates the relativity and strong ties to context of Arab cultural heritage. The Moroccan philosopher al-Jabri subjects Arab culture to fundamental analysis and critique in the Enlightenment tradition. Al-Jabri deconstructs the position of Islamists, who produce a straight line, supposedly objective, and overpowering story in order to prescribe a single identity upon the individual. Christians believe that he was crucified at Golgotha outside Jerusalem — only to rise from the dead three days later.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Differences become a constitutive basis for society. 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. Leave this field blank. Interfaith initiatives from Morocco to Jerusalem Dialogue by design.

According to al-Jabri, these fields all exhibit the same structures of knowledge production.

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Egypt acquits 43 NGO workers on illegal funding charges. Skip to main content. In his works, al-Jabri shows the relativity and contextuality of the Arabic cultural heritage and concludes that it cannot provide any guidelines for action in the modern world.

Al-Jabri is against tradition that means merely repeating history. His work revolves around the issue of how knowledge is produced.

Mohamed Abed Al-Jabri

According to the Moroccan philosopher, it is precisely up to Arab intellectuals to play an active role in harmonisation between the modern world and Islamic tradition.

Islam in Germany Some Muslims do indeed celebrate Christmas. Yet, for al-Jabri, mastering a jabir means knowing its various aspects and thereby recognizing its relativity and historicity.