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 the science of religious interpretation ulum al-bayanthe unknown is always classified below that of the already known.

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

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.

Loay Mudhoon introduces this contentious reformist thinker. He regards the freedom of the individual and the differences between individuals as the core of social self- organization. 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.

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

Mohamed Abed Al-Jabri

But, he says, the Islam of today still lacks a philosophy, and it avoids the fundamental issues. 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 abwd. And he is also against tradition that merely has to be learnt by rote.


Leave this field blank. These are all issues pointing to a basic conflict about the individual’s power of judgement.

Al-Jabri holds baed 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 with what justification?

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

Interfaith initiatives from Morocco to Jerusalem Dialogue by design. He has greatly contributed to the discourse on Arab identity by popularizing philosophical and scientific knowledge within the framework of his political activity and through his teaching.

To work out and exemplify these structures of thought is among the most important tasks needed in order to overcome the intellectual standstill in the Arab world. He was born in Bethlehem and lived by the Sea of Galilee. Al-Jabri deconstructs the jabr of Islamists, who produce a straight line, supposedly objective, and overpowering story in order to prescribe a single identity upon the individual. The Reformist Islamic Thinker Muhammad Shahrur In the Footsteps of Averroes Muhammad Shahrur’s work is a comprehensive ajbri to reconcile the religion of Islam with modern philosophy as well as the rational worldview of the natural sciences.

Yet, for al-Jabri, mastering a tradition means knowing its various aspects and thereby recognizing its relativity and historicity. Newest Most Read Most Comments. Innovation and creativity can only blossom where there are no bans on thought.

Mohammed Abed al-Jabri – Wikipedia

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. In his four 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. Interview with a mixed-faith couple Experiences in a Christian-Muslim marriage.


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 abd which Mohamed Arkoun, the other famous Muslim reformist of Algerian origin who died recently, published an essay entitled Critique of the Islamic Reason.

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

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

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Al-Jabri rallies against a tradition that only believes in the repetition of history. He calls for giving up the idea of unity tauhid outside jabei 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.

Sonja Hegasy introduces the Moroccan philosopher. Al-Jabri criticises these three types of understanding as posing the greatest barrier towards innovative and modern thinking, as a prescribed pattern for interpreting wbed past can also have consequences for the politics of today.

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