Islam, State, and Modernity

Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World

  • Zaid Eyadat
  • Francesca M. Corrao
  • Mohammed Hashas

Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Mohammed Hashas, Zaid Eyadat, Francesca M. Corrao
    Pages 1-21
  3. Al-Jabri’s Reconstruction of Arab-Islamic Thought

  4. Politics, Ethics, and the Future of the State in the Arab World

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 303-320

About this book


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 philosopher and social theorist Mohammed Abed al-Jabri. With his intellectual and political engagement, al-Jabri has influenced the development of a modern reading of the Islamic tradition in the broad Arab-Islamic world and has been, in recent years, subject to an increasing interest among Muslims and non-Muslim scholars, social activists and lay men. The contributors to this volume read al-Jabri with reference to prominent past Arab-Muslim scholars, such as Ibn Rushd, al-Ghazali, al-Shatibi, and Ibn Khaldun, as well as contemporary Arab philosophers, like Hassan Hanafi, Abdellah Laroui, George Tarabishi, Taha Abderrahmane; they engage with various aspects of his intellectual project, and trace his influence in non-Arab-Islamic lands, like Indonesia, as well. His analysis of Arab thought since the 1970s as a harbinger analysis of the ongoing “Arab Spring uprising” remains relevant for today's political challenges in the region.


Arab-Islamic Political Thought Arab-Islamic Ethical Thought political philosophy philosophy of religion Arab Renewal

Editors and affiliations

  • Zaid Eyadat
    • 1
  • Francesca M. Corrao
    • 2
  • Mohammed Hashas
    • 3
  1. 1.University of JordanAmmanJordan
  2. 2.LUISS Guido CarliUniversity of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.LUISS Guido CarliUniversity of RomeRomeItaly

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