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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Interfaith initiatives from Morocco to Jerusalem Dialogue by design. Egypt acquits 43 NGO workers on illegal funding charges. Sonja Hegasy introduces the Moroccan philosopher. 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 jabr world in past centuries.

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.

Philosopher as 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.

His work revolves around the issue of how knowledge is produced.

Differences become a constitutive basis for society. 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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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. Repression against journalists A world of Khashoggis.

He regards the freedom of the individual and the differences between individuals as the core of social self- organization.

Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel.

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Yet, for al-Jabri, mastering a tradition means knowing its various aspects and thereby recognizing its relativity and historicity. Al-Jabri deconstructs the position of Jabfi, who produce a straight line, supposedly objective, and overpowering story in order to prescribe a single identity upon the individual.

Social media and networks. The discussion that al-Jabri has set into motion centres on the individual and rational interpretation of sacred texts. This has led al-Jabri to investigate the grammar of the Arabic language, as well as Muslim law, theology, mysticism, rhetoric, and philosophy.

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Islam in Germany Some Muslims do indeed celebrate Christmas. This situation, later made worse by western colonialism and 20th century dictatorships, jarbi in the political immobility and stagnation of Arab-Islamic societies.

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.

According to al-Jabri, these fields all exhibit the same structures of knowledge production. To work out and exemplify these structures of thought is among the most important tasks needed in order to overcome the abedd standstill in the Arab world. And he is also against tradition that merely has to be learnt by rote. Who determines Muslim history? He frees these texts from the patterns of interpretation based in the 8th century and grants the ability of interpretation to the rational power of judgement exercised by every individual.


The decline of Islamic scientific thought Don’t blame it on al-Ghazali. Tunisian teachers protesting abef conditions demand better pay. But, he says, the Islam of today still lacks a philosophy, and it avoids the fundamental abde.

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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.

In aber 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.

Christians believe that he was crucified at Golgotha outside Jerusalem — only to rise from the dead three days later. 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 technical jabru social innovations are allowed and with what justification?