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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John Farrenkopf – – Thesis Eleven 62 1: Malik Bennabi witnessed the consequences of the French invasion of Algeria. No categories specified categorize this paper. Malek Bennabi – – Dar El Oumma.

He is mostly known for the concept of coloniability which is the inner aptitude of some societies to be colonized Black-African particularly. From one of his works, Les Conditions de la Renaissancehe defined culture as the mode of being and becoming of a people. Request removal from index. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. He encouraged revival, but to the eventual demise of the al-Qiyam discussion group.

Consequently, his parent decided to limit his attendance in the French school where he enjoyed the new environment especially when he saw the difference between the two schools models, namely the psycho-educational conditions of learning for a child, like him.

Malik Bennabi’s Life and Theory of Civilization

Although it was so easy for me to know about my grades over the year, as well as the grades of the four first pupils in my class, I was sure that I was the best one, but not continuously overall the year. Enriching the society is part of dynamism in Islam. He had a particular relation with her compared with that of mmalik father.


Bemnabi views on Islamic cultural, social, economic, and political revival led him to co-found this particular group. Beyond Civilization to Post-Civilization: He also studied humanities, social sciences, and religion. Actually, he never hesitated to show his attachment to her because of her deep influence on him.

How should one observe contemporary Islamic movements considering Bennabi and his influence? 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 problem of colonialism, no matter what would be its nature.

Retrieved from ” https: This included aesthetic, ethical, pragmatic, and technical values. Being the sole boy in his family with three sisters, he was the privilege of the whole family members. He argues that we can split any given civilization into three basic elements: These views and ideas have shaped all his works published under the well-known title: He concluded that the decadence of today’s Muslims was caused by improper developments in their culture which should therefore be improved in four major areas: Dissertation, University of Michigan Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Ideas, as a whole, form an important part of the means of development in a given society. Bennabl of minds has driven Muslims towards a state of moral and psychological decay. He wrote multiple autobiographies detailing his childhood and education in both France and Egypt. It examines the similarity and differences between Bennabi and both Ibn Khaldoun and Toynbee.


In order to satisfy his spiritual and material needs, a Muslim needed to feel that his industry and creativity would find reward.

Malek Bennabi

This was truly not a failure of Islam, but because Muslims and those in governance abandoned the true understanding of what Islamic values connoted. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. He spent his childhood there and in Tebessa near the Tunisian border. Yih-Hsien Yu – – Philosophy and Culture 35 6: As a result of kalik inferiority, Muslims ascribed this distance to the field of objects.

Bin Nabi, Malik – Oxford Islamic Studies Online

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.

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The various stages of development bennabu such a society are indeed different forms of its intellectual developments. In his book, Bases of Civilization, Malek Bennabi put his theory of social change. Views Read Edit View history. Sign in Create an account.