Al `Aqlu al-Islami Amâma Turâth asri al-Anuwâri fi al-Maghrebi: Al-Juhûdu al-Falsafiya ainda Muhammad Arkoun.
"Islamic Reason confronted with the heritage of Western Enlightenment: The philosophical effort of Mohammed Arkoun"
Publishing House: Al-Ahali in Damascus Syria in 2001.
Translated from French by dr Jamel Chehayed
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This study analyses the work of Arkoun in the context of modern philosophy and in exploring so-called liberal interpretations of Islam. I confront Arkoun with sheikh Yassine of Morocco who as an 'islamist' is an antipode of Arkoun who fights 'fundamentalism'.
This study was print-ready to publish after being approved by the publishers "Harmattan" in Paris (France) and "Afrique-Asie" in Casablanca (Morocco).
But Arkoun was not pleased by my scientific critics
and so he threatened the publishers to boycott them if they dared to publish the book...!
He refused even to write for them a critical introduction!
My study evaluates also the interpretation-projects of Hassan Hanafi, Mohamed Abid el-Jabri and among others Farid Esack - a friend of Mandela.
Farid Esack offers a kind of
political “liberation theology” by applying notions of justice and equality to the conditions of oppressed and exploited people - Arkoun on the contrary is a conservative liberal and not a socialist. But his intellectual efforts for a renewal of Islam as a modern up-to-date belief are very important.
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2. I present you here some pages of my study: My introduction / The comment of Arkoun with a part of my answers to him / and finally some critics in Arab Reviews: (my excuse for the quality of the photo's).
CRITICS ABOUT THIS BOOK IN SYRIAN AND LEBANESE NEWSPAPERS:
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