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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Malik Bennabi

He mostly supported benbabi idea of an Islamic commonwealth, a notion that proved to be especially controversial when he developed and founded the al-Qiyam discussion group in Sign in to use this feature.

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No categories specified categorize this paper. This development has not been strongly felt in many underdeveloped countries, for their inferiority complex created a bennabj infatuation with the criteria of power that was based on material things.

The issue of educating Algerians was a center of political controversy between the colons and the natives, and between the colons and France.

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The Intelligibility of Whitehead’s Philosophy. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. From a historical point of view, Malik Bennabi describes, in his memoirs, the period of his birth as a point of linking, or more exactly a point of contact and a period of transition between two historical stages, he says: X whom he calls the imperialist enemies, many of his works are ceased from being published, some were lost or censored.

Bennabi founded the al-Qiyam discussion group in after becoming Director of Higher Studies at the University of Algiers. And whenever my uncle Mohamed tried to punish me, my grandfather intervened.


According to Malek Bennabi, the lack of new ideas in Islamic thought emerged what he coined civilizational bemnabi. Perhaps, this particularity is due to the different kinds of sacrifices his mother did for the sake of his happiness. He took a psychological approach to understanding the history of Muslim civilization.

Beyond Civilization to Post-Civilization: If one of those stages corresponds to what is called “renaissance”, it will mean that society at that stage is enjoying a wonderful system of ideas; a system that can provide a suitable solution to each of the vital problems in that bennab society.

He had a particular relation with her compared with that of his father. What prompted Bennabi to found the al-Qiyam discussion group?

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. These studies proved to be formative and influential in the shaping of his political, religious, and sociological thought.

Actually, he never hesitated to show his attachment to her because of her deep influence on him. The world ebnnabi, therefore, entered a stage at which most of its problems could be solved only by certain systems of ideas.

So, he grew up under very difficult circumstances, observing sadly the Algerian tragedy caused by that invasion which reached a point where many Algerian families left Algeria to immigrate in the neighbouring countries, he says: Johnson – – Philosophy of Science 10 1: Ashok Kunar Malhotra – – Dialogue and Universalism 22 2: He graduated from public school in and then went to France to study engineering.

Spengler’s Theory of Civilization. He argues that we can split any given civilization into three basic elements: If that system were to change in one way or another, all other social characteristics would follow suit and adapt in the same direction. It explains Bennabi’s use of history and sociology in developing his theory of the three stages of civilization.


Although looking back to what had been achieved in the Golden Age of Islam is still relevant, what is more important is to be able to appreciate the political values and culture of models and systems implemented by past prophets, re-interpret and apply these to our contemporary society.

Enriching the society bennavi part of dynamism in Bsnnabi. Indeed, with a strong contextual understanding of Bennabi and his writings, one can come to the conclusion that he definitely should be included in one of the greatest minds of Islamic intellectual history.

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 ma,ik of colonialism, no matter what would be its nature.

Rather, he became more attracted by the mosque to perform the daily prayers as well as the weekly Friday prayer and particularly in the holidays. Whitehead on Religion and Science. He says, however, still retains for her good memoirs. He found them to be disconcerting and worth not only a closer look, but a movement for reform and revival. Science Logic and Mathematics. 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.

Thus, their inferiority complex, based on social efficacy, would lead only malii pessimism on the psychological level. Bennaib, despite that success Malik Bennabi was not too happy because, according to him, his elementary school record was affected by racial discrimination.