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

His work revolves around the issue of how knowledge is produced. Al-Jabri proposes the thesis that the structure of Arabic thinking has until now not brought forth a “scientific revolution” and subsequently no modernization, because it has internalized the systems of religious interpretation.

Comments submitted by readers using fantasy names or intentionally false names will not be published. Al-Jabri’s approach to the theory of knowledge begins with an emancipatory impulse, as he places the engaged citizen who is able to interpret historical and contemporary events at the centre of his endeavour.

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 world. Reasoning in the natural sciences ulum al-burhan is, by analogy, based solely on deduction. In fact, this can be observed everywhere.

Al-Jabri rallies against a tradition that only believes in the repetition of history. Loay Mudhoon introduces this contentious reformist thinker. Christians believe that he was crucified at Golgotha outside Jerusalem — only to rise from the dead three days later.


Mohamed Abed Al-Jabri, a world famous Moroccan philosopher who died recentlyis the author of many philosophical and historical-philosophical books of great interest of javri sadly only a few have been published in English.

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In his works, al-Jabri illustrates the relativity and strong ties to context of Arab cultural heritage. Innovation and creativity can only blossom where there are no bans on thought. Interfaith initiatives from Morocco to Jerusalem Dialogue by design. Interview with a mixed-faith couple Experiences in a Christian-Muslim marriage. 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.

Al-Jabri is against tradition that means merely repeating history. Leave this field blank. Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known jabrri Israel. Yet, for al-Jabri, iabri a tradition means knowing its various aspects and thereby abeed its relativity and historicity.

He regards the freedom of the individual and the differences between individuals as the core of social self- organization. Qbed kind of technical or social innovations are allowed and with what justification?


Readers’ comments can be found by Google and other search engines. This situation, later made worse by western colonialism and 20th century dictatorships, resulted in the political immobility and stagnation of Arab-Islamic societies.

Newest Most Read Most Comments. Have been published by J. Only jsbri who are open to innovation can shape the future. 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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Portrait of the Philosopher Mohammed Abed al-Jabri: Critique of Arab Reason –

These are all issues pointing to a basic conflict about the individual’s power of judgement. According to Shahrur, jurisprudence in the name of God is a farce benefiting only those wanting to maintain political power. In sbed footsteps of Jesus Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel.

His work focuses on the failure of the Enlightenment in the Islamic world and the search for an Arab identity in modernity.