Arab Civilization Challenges and Responses

Humanism and Secularism in the Modern Arab Heritage: The Ideas of al-Kawakibi and Zurayk GEORGE N. ATIYEH The forces of history which are unremittineg at work produce different but simultaneous movements. In a complex culture, ...

Arab Civilization  Challenges and Responses

This book discusses Arab history, law, philosophy, politics, and literature, analyzing the challenges and responses aroused by the interaction between Western culture and the ancient and modern Arab cultures. It offers a wealth of information on the forces that have shaped Arab civilization and on several of the major figures who have contributed to its development. Some of the outstanding contributions include a comprehensive study of Dr. Zurayk as the advocate of rationalism in modern Arab thought by Hani A. Faris; a sober but challenging look at the use of Islamic history in our time by Muhsin Mahdi; an analysis of the expression of historicity in the Koran by Jacques Berque; an explanation of the concept of equity in Islamic law by Majid Khadduri; and the revelation of a Mamluk Magna Carta by Aziz Sourial Atiya.

Humanism and Muslim Culture

Translating my works into Arabic, it was necessary to forge the neologism ansana, because the Arabic term does not designate anything more than the literature and the faculties of literature in Arab universities.

Humanism and Muslim Culture

"The background of this book was an international symposium on 'Humanism in Islam: An Inter-Cultural Discourse', held from 6 to 8 April 2009 in Alexandria, Egypt. This event was among the international conferences convened by the project 'Humanism in the Era of Globalisation - An Intercultural Dialogue on Humanity, Culture and Values' of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, Germany. It was held in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Alexandria at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt"--P. [9].

Humanism in the Renaissance of Islam

Three scholars have written studies specifically devoted to humanism in Arabo - Islamic culture . “ Abd al - Raḥmān Badawi , reflecting on humanism in Arab thought , rejects C. H. Becker's contention that this Erlebnis , decisive for ...

Humanism in the Renaissance of Islam

Under the enlightened rule of the Buyid dynasty (945-1055 A.D.) the Islamic world witnessed an unequalled cultural renaissance. This book is an investigation into the nature of the environment in which the cultural transformation took place and into the cultural elite who were its bearers. After an extensive introductory section setting the stage, the book deals with the main schools and circles and with the outstanding individual representatives of this renaissance. The main expression of this renaissance was a philosophical humanism that embraced the scientific and philosophical heritage of Classical Antiquity as a cultural and educational ideal. Along with this philosophical humanism, a literary humanism was cultivated by litterateurs, poets, and government secretaries. This renaissance was marked by a powerful assertion of individualism in the domains of literary creativity and political action. It thrived in a remarkably cosmopolitan atmosphere - Baghdad, the center of the 'Abb?sid empire and of Buyid rule.

Geomodernisms

It was both a clear - sighted admission of human limitations and a voluntaristic adherence to humanism nevertheless . ... essay stresses the role of the West in the development of what is termed here an " Arab humanist " aesthetic .

Geomodernisms

"Modernism as a global phenomenon is the focus of the essays gathered in this book. The term "geomodernisms" indicates their subjects' continuity with and divergence from commonly understood notions of modernism. The contributors consider modernism as it was expressed in the non-Western world; the contradictions at the heart of modernization (in revolutionary and nationalist settings, and with respect to race and nativism); and modernism's imagined geographies, "pyschogeographies" of distance and desire as viewed by the subaltern, the caste-bound, the racially mixed, the gender-determined." -- Publisher's description

Arab Humanist

ARAB humanist is the story of an Arab woman, Loulou, who rebelled against her family while living in America.

Arab Humanist

ARAB humanist is the story of an Arab woman, Loulou, who rebelled against her family while living in America. Loulou wanted to claim her own independence and womanhood but was crippled by lack of a good social safety net and other misfortunes. In ARAB humanist, a fresh light is shed on one of the most important humanist topics of our time: `Universal, Unconditional Basic Income.¿

Arab Nationalism

Unfortunately , however , heroism is nowadays unknown among the Arabs ; nevertheless , it is the duty of every youth to try and emulate , however ... The message of Islam , " the author affirms , " is to create an Arab humanism .

Arab Nationalism


Grammar as a Window Onto Arabic Humanism

Shūbāshī then adds insult to the injury caused by the title by describing fuṣḥā Arabic as a complex language whose ... that it is a frozen language that freezes the Arab mind , causing it to ossify in ancient time ; that it shackles the ...

Grammar as a Window Onto Arabic Humanism

The majority of these articles dedicated to Michael G. Carter address aspects of Classical Arabic grammar. Ramzi Baalbaki discusses Mu'addib's treatise Daqa-'iq al-Tas.rif. Kees Versteegh considers questions of the government of 'inna in a treatise by the grammarian al-Warraq. Yasir Suleiman considers the fierce extra-linguistic debates which took place in the wake of two recent publications provocatively featuring Sibawayhi's name in the title. Pierre Larcher treats questions of authenticity surrounding a longish quotation from al-Farabi's Kitab al-'alfaz wa-l-huruf. Adrian Gully addresses the relationship between two important treatises on syntax and rhetoric from the eighth and sixth centuries AH respectively. Georges Bohas and Abderrahim Saguer consider the extent to which Arabic roots display a biliteral core which can be assigned a fairly constant semantic value. James Dickins provides an in-depth analysis of the system of verbal diatheses in Central Urban Sudanese Arabic. Werner Diem investigates the euphemistic use of the root lhq in its first and fourth forms to refer to death. Ronak Husni and Janet Watson analyse typical patterns of errors in Arabic essays written by English-speaking learners of Arabic. Finally, in a case study of the medieval translations of Aristotle's Poetics, Lutz Edzard and Adolf Kohnken look at the central status of Arabic for the transmission of Classical knowledge.

Humanism in Intercultural Perspective

Readers will now acknowledge that it is historically legitimate to talk about an Arab humanism in the fourth/tenth century. In Baghdad, Isfahân, Shirâz, Damascus, Cairo, Kairouan, Mahdia, Fez, Córdoba all intellectuals, ...

Humanism in Intercultural Perspective

This book is a breakthrough in illuminating humanism. For the first time it is presented in an intercultural perspective. It introduces Chinese, Indian, African, Islamic, and Western traditions into the intercultural discussion about basic issues of understanding the human world. By this means it recognizes different disciplinary perspectives: history, philosophy as well as religious, literary and gender studies. Special emphasis is put on the controversial relationship between humanism and religion. This complex network of argumentations is an answer to the challenge of cultural orientation at the age of globalization. Humanism is brought to life as a synthesis of transcultural values and a mutual and critical recognition of cultural differences.

Arab Nahdah

Abdulrazzak Patel enhances our understanding of the nahdah and its intellectuals, taking into account important internal factors alongside external forces.Patel explores the key factors that contributed to the rise and development of the ...

Arab Nahdah

Explores the influences that triggered the Arabic awakening, the 'nahdah', from the 1700s onwards. To understand today's Arab thinking, you need to go back to the beginnings of modernity: the nahdah or Arab renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Abdulrazzak Patel enhances our understanding of the nahdah and its intellectuals, taking into account important internal factors alongside external forces.Patel explores the key factors that contributed to the rise and development of the nahdah, he introduces the humanist movement of the period that was the driving force behind much of the linguistic, literary and educational activity. Drawing on intellectual history, literary history and postcolonial studies, he argues that the nahdah was the product of native development and foreign assistance and that nahdah reformist thought was hybrid in nature. Overall, this study highlights the complexity of the movement and offers a more pluralist history of the period.

Narrative Humanism

Ken Seigneurie's work clearly identifies a progression to what he calls Arab humanism in contemporary literature (2005: 109), while conversely Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies (2010) characterise the early humanist movement as 'a ...

Narrative Humanism

This book attempts to clarify the narrative conditions of humanism, asking how we can use stories to complicate our understanding of others, and questioning the ethics and efficacy of attempts to represent human social complexity in fiction. With case studies of films like Parenthood (1989), American Beauty (1999), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and The Kids Are All Right (2010), this original study synthesises leading discourses on media and cognition, evolutionary anthropology, literature and film analysis into a new theory of the storytelling instinct.

Rise of Humanism in Classical Islam and the Christian West

Yet we are not completely without evidence in the field of humanistic studies . Arabic works in the field of humanism are extant in medieval Latin and vernacular translations . They have come down to us as belonging to the Greek ...

Rise of Humanism in Classical Islam and the Christian West

Challenging beliefs about intellectual culture, Makdisi reaffirms the links between Western and Arabic thought and shows that although scholasticism and humanism have long been considered to be exclusive to the Western world, they have their roots in the medieval Islamic world.

The Politics and Poetics of Ameen Rihani

Undertaking a comprehensive and critical reading of Rihani's Arabic and English writings, Nijmeh Hajjar examines the dialectical link between Rihani's life experiences and his ideas and activism.

The Politics and Poetics of Ameen Rihani

This fascinating illustration of an Arab-America encounter contributes to post- and neo-colonial discourse and provides a balancing counterpoint to the predominant ideological `clash of civilisations' paradigms. The Politics and Poetics of Ameen Rihani furthers our understanding of the Arab-Islamic world and its relationship with the West - which remains one of the most important issues of our times. --Book Jacket.

Ameen Rihani

Bridging East and West : a Pioneering Call for Arab-American Understanding Nathan C. Funk, Betty J. Sitka ... the Arab dimension of his identity , but not in isolation from the other two dimensions , the Lebanese and the humanist .

Ameen Rihani

In the summer of 1888, Ameen Fares Rihani (1876-1940) left the shores of his native Lebanon to begin a new life in the bustling metropolis of New York City. Few could have guessed at the time that the young Rihani would soon become one of the most famous and distinctive Arab writers of the era, transforming tales from his crossings between East and West into a clarion call for understanding and cooperation between a rising world power and an Arab world that was suspended between cultural renaissance and political recolonization. Less than a year after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the Ameen Rihani Institute and the American University Center for Global Peace convened a distinguished group of Arab, American, and European scholars for an international symposium in Washington, D.C. Inspired by the conviction that Rihani's humane vision still addresses many of the most vitally important issues in global affairs, the participants in this symposium prepared stimulating writings on every facet of Rihani's intellectual journey, literary career, political advocacy, and life as a protagonist of Arab-American understanding. The result is this remarkable book demonstrating the extraordinary nature of Ameen Rihani's work as a cultural ambassador; the depth of his affinities for such writers as Carlyle, Emerson, Thoreau, and Tolstoy; and the enduring relevance of his commitments to tolerance, universalism, reconciliation, and peace.

Humanist

LETTERS Israel and the Arabs ' SO MUCH HAS been written tries are so pitiless towards their 1968 ) . The Heisenberg Uncerabout Israel from the Jewish refugee brothers ? Sad to relate , tainty Principle ( 1927 ) is said point of view ...

Humanist


Erasmus

This volume contains twenty studies of Erasmus.

Erasmus

This volume contains twenty studies of Erasmus. They shed light on his mental development, his attitude towards Renaissance Humanism and Reformation, and his most important publications. His relationship to Luther especially, but also to Ulrich von Hutten, Huldrych Zwingli and Menno Simons are described.

The World of Persian Literary Humanism

It was a literature of resistance to Arab literary imperialism and Islamic scholasticism alike—the two dominant ... forthis confusionof the illusion of ethnos over the fact of logos in the making of Persian literary humanism.

The World of Persian Literary Humanism

Humanism has mostly considered the question “What does it mean to be human?” from a Western perspective. Dabashi asks it anew from a non-European perspective, in a groundbreaking study of 1,400 years of Persian literary humanism. He presents the unfolding of this vast tradition as the creative and subversive subconscious of Islamic civilization.

Humanism in Islam

Economic et Humanism. n. 2 (1942). Louis Gardet, “Christian Humanism and Muslim Humanism in Face of Modern Thoughts.” Rech erches et Debats (October, 1953). Louis Gardet, “Greek-Arab Humanism, Avicenna.” Cahiers d'Histoires Mondiale II, ...

Humanism in Islam

Humanism in Islam - The West's generalized fear and lack of intellectual honesty toward Islam prevent it from recognizing the wealth of benefits Islam bestows on mankind. Demonstrates that Islam and Islamic law can make a vital contribution to the protection of human rights worldwide. Freed from European colonial tutelage and representing almost a billion souls, grouped in approximately forty states, the Muslims have entered the international scene without really having any other choice but to imitate the existing institutions, or to accept provisions in which they, historically speaking, have had no participation. Nevertheless, the process of modernization has not lured the Muslims away from the remembrance of a glorious heritage. On the contrary, wherever the movement of Westernization has been too brutal, it has run into a religious challenge. Islam thus reappeared as one of the grand moral and political forces of the contemporary world. Humanism in Islam has not been drafted only out of sympathy for the Muslims but also on account of historical evidence: Islamic civilization was the first to outline clear and mandatory provisions for protecting the destiny of man and society, and for creating order in the ties between peoples. As to its general character, this work attempts to encourage a certain Western public to abandon its ethnocentrism in order to better understand the legitimate aspirations - expressing themselves sometimes in chaos - of the present-day Muslims.

A Humanistic Siddur Of Spirituality and Meaning

it is quite challenging to measure the actual views of Arab populace. However one can frequently detect common sentiments and observations by many Arabs vis-à-vis the American interest in the Arab World. According to this view, ...

A Humanistic Siddur Of Spirituality and Meaning

This Siddur (prayer book) speaks to all those who seek a meaningful and humanistic approach to prayer. Rabbi Rabeeya offers his reflections and inner thoughts about the divine to those searching for meaning in an alienated society.

Scientific and Humanistic Dimensions of Language

ESA (in the pan-Arab sense) is, in the words of T. F. Mitchell, "mostly a mixture of prestigious, pan—Arab written form and somewhat deprecated, greatly divergent vernaculars, the mixture varying with the biographies of collocutors, ...

Scientific and Humanistic Dimensions of Language

The volume has been written by a great variety of scholars and educators. Not only are the authors literally from all four corners of the world; they also represent, in spite of the large body of shared professional viewpoints and objectives, many different, even diverging, approaches, methodologies, and preferences. The papers have been grouped into a number of sections: 1. Language teaching; 2. Bilingualism; 3. Language testing; 4. Contrastive analysis: linguistic and cultural; 5. Language acquisition and performance; 6. Language, thought, and meaning; 7. Linguistic and literary analysis; 8. Lexical and terminological studies; 9. Language policy and language planning.

Humanism Culture and Language in the Near East

Arab merchants were active in commerce and trade in many parts of Italy, and books were an item of commerce. Some books on humanism were translated, such as the Disciplina clericalis, the Secretum secretorum, and the Liber philosophorum ...

Humanism  Culture  and Language in the Near East

Essays by 33 colleagues, friends, and students of the Johns Hopkins University Arabist and linguist. Topics include (1) humanism, culture, and literature; (2) Arabic; (3) Aramaic; and (4) Afroasiatic.