Mohammed Abed al-Jabri

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Mohammad Abed al-Jabri
Born December 27, 1935
Died May 3, 2010
Nationality Moroccan
Alma mater University of Mohammad V
Notable work
The critique of the Arab Mind
Awards Ibn Rushd Prize
Region Arab world
Main interests
Arab reason, Ibn Khaldun

Mohammed Abed Al Jabri (Arabic: محمد عابد الجابري‎; 27 December 1935 – 3 May 2010 Rabat) was a Moroccan critic and professor of philosophy and Islamic thought in Mohammed V University in Rabat. He was also an expert in Arabic and Arabic literature. He is considered to have been one of the major intellectual figures in the contemporary Arab world.[1] He is also known for his academic project "The critique of the Arab Mind". He published several influential books on the Arab philosophical tradition.[2]


Jabri was born on 27 December 1935 in Figuig, Morocco.[3] he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Mohammed V in 1967.[3] He also obtained a PhD in philosophy from the same university in 1970.[3]


  • Arab-Islamic Philosophy: A Contemporary Critique. Center for Middle Eastern Studies. January 1999. p. 152. ISBN 0-292-70480-1.
  • Critique de la Raison Arabe - 3 volumes, Beyrouth, 1982.
  • Nous et Notre Passé (Al-Marqaz al-taqafi al-arabi). Lecture contemporaine de notre patrimoine philosophique, 1980.
  • La Pensée de Ibn Khaldoun: la Assabiya et l'État. Grandes lignes d'une théorie Khaldounienne de l'histoire musulmane. Paris: Édima, 1971.
  • Pour une Vision Progressiste de nos Difficultés Intellectuelles et Éducatives. Paris: Édima, 1977.

In English

  • Democracy, Human Rights and Law in Islamic Thought. I. B. Tauris, 2008 ( ISBN 1845117492).
  • The Formation of Arab Reason: Text, Tradition and the Construction of Modernity in the Arab World. I. B. Tauris, 2010 ( ISBN 1848850611).

In Arabic

  • Mas'ala al-Huwiyya: al-ʿUrūba wa-al-Islām...wa-al-Gharb (مسألة الهوية : العروبة والإسلام ... والغرب [The issue of identity: Arabism and Islam..and the West]). Center for Arab Unity Studies, 1995.
  • Ibn Rushd: Sīra wa-Fikr (ابن رشد: سيرة وفكر [Ibn Rushd: life and thought]). Center for Arab Unity Studies, 1998.



  • Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi: Towards a Critical Arab Reason - the Contributions of Mohammed Abed al-Jabri
  • Contemporary Arab Thought: Studies in Post-1967 Arab Intellectual History. London, Sterling, Virginia: Pluto Press, 2004. ISBN 0-7453-2169-0 ISBN 0-7453-2170-4 PP. 256–278.
  • in German: Kritik der arabischen Vernunft, Naqd al-'aql al-'arabi, Die Einführung, Perlen Verlag, Berlin 2009 ISBN 978-3-9809000-8-9
  • Review of German "Introduction" of "Kritik der arabischen Vernunft" (also in German)
  • Mohammed Hashas, "Mohammed Abed al-Jabri: the Future of the Arab World?" Resetdoc, 27 December 2014,
  • Zaid Eyadat, Francesca M. Corrao, and Mohammed Hashas, eds. Islam, State, and Modernity: Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) XXIII, 320 p.


  1. ^ "The University of Texas Press". The University of Texas Press. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  2. ^ Sonja Hegasy, "Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, Pioneering Figure in a New Arab Enlightenment" at, 06 May 2010 [1]
  3. ^ a b c "Mohammed Abed al-Jabri". Ibn Rushd Organization. Retrieved 10 October 2014.

External links

  • Official website
  • Sonja Hegasy "Mohammed Abed al-Jabri: Pioneering Figure in a New Arab Enlightenment", 2010
  • Sonja Hegasy "Portrait of the Philosopher Mohammed Abed al-Jabri Critique of Arab Reason", 2009
  • M'hamed Hamrouch, Magress, obituary in French (published in Libération 04 - 05 - 2010)[2]
  • Nicola Missaglia, "Mohammed Abed al-Jabri's New Averroism" [3]
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