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Islam, State, and Modernity: Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World

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Islam, State, and Modernity: Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World is the title of the new book edited by ARDD's chairman of the board, Dr. Zaid Eyadat, along with Dr. Francesca M. Corrao and Dr. Mohammed Hashas. 

Mohammed Abed al-Jabri (27 December 1935 - 3 May 2010) is a Moroccan philosopher whose works marked a turning point in the history of modern Arab and Islamic thought where he came upon a new classification for the sciences and knowledge in Arab culture, that stand in opposition to the old.

The old classification system of Arab culture considered there to be unchanging sciences and those subject to innovation, as well as sciences specific to Arabs and non-Arabs, whereas the new classification finds its basis in examining the internal structures of knowledge, its mechanisms, its tools, and its main concepts. 

Available at Palgrave Macmillan, it “offers the first comprehensive introduction to Moroccan philosopher and social theorist Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and his relevance to the “Arab Spring.”