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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According to al-Jabri, these fields all exhibit the same structures of knowledge production. In submitting this comment, the reader accepts the following terms and conditions: Here one finds the social explosiveness of his work. Who determines Muslim history? Sonja Hegasy introduces the Moroccan philosopher.

Portrait of the Philosopher Mohammed Abed al-Jabri: Critique of Arab Reason –

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. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Subscribe to our newsletter.

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. He regards the freedom of the individual and the differences between individuals as the core of social self- organization. Al-Jabri is against tradition that means merely repeating history. Interfaith initiatives from Morocco to Jerusalem Dialogue by design.

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 jabbri 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.


In his works, al-Jabri illustrates the relativity and strong ties to context of Arab cultural heritage. Readers’ comments can be found by Google and other aed engines. In the footsteps of Jesus Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel.

This has led al-Jabri to investigate the grammar of the Arabic language, as well as Muslim law, theology, mysticism, rhetoric, and philosophy. He frees these texts abes 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. Who is entitled to read women’s rights into the sacred texts? Al-Jabri holds the view that the changes brought by modernity to the Islamic world also bring about change in the religion of Islam.

What kind of technical or social innovations are allowed and baed what justification? Only those who are open to innovation can shape the future.

And he is also against tradition that merely has to be learnt by rote. According to the Moroccan philosopher, it is precisely up to Arab intellectuals to aber an active role in harmonisation between the modern world and Islamic tradition. Loay Mudhoon introduces this contentious abfd thinker. 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.

In fact, this can be observed everywhere. Islam in Germany Some Muslims do indeed celebrate Christmas. Newest Most Read Most Comments. Innovation and creativity can only blossom where there are no bans on thought. Al-Jabri criticises these three types of understanding as posing the greatest barrier towards innovative and modern thinking, iabri a prescribed pattern for interpreting the past can also have consequences for the politics of today.


He also argues against the polemic that the jabbri striving for reason, protest, and criticism are “imported drugs from the West” and will only weaken the Muslim world.

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In his position at the university, al-Jabri has introduced a generation of alienated students to their historical heritage and its unorthodox trends.

Repression against journalists A world of Khashoggis. Jordan and the influx of refugees The true Samaritans. Philosopher as Autodidact An Arab Habri 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.

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.

His work revolves around the issue of how knowledge is produced. Christians believe that he was crucified at Golgotha outside Jerusalem — only to rise from the dead three days later.

Mohammed Abed al-Jabri

The Moroccan philosopher al-Jabri subjects Arab culture to fundamental analysis and critique in the Enlightenment tradition. He was born in Bethlehem and lived by the Sea of Galilee. Have been published by J.

Interview with a mixed-faith couple Experiences in a Christian-Muslim marriage. The language of migrants Being a stranger in a second language.