Minbar Ibn Rushd is an online magazine focusing on topics around the Arab world, Arabic culture and transition processes in the Arab World.
- Minbar Ibn Rushd 21st issue spring 2018he lived most of his life in his home land, but his work was effective in the entire Arab world … he died secluded in exile in Berlin where he lived the last few years of his life. Sadiq Jalal al-Azm is considered as one of the pioneers of Arab Modernism and an outstanding scholar of critical thought in the Arab world. Al-Azm achieved great fame in 1968 and 1969 with the publishing of his works “Self-criticism after the defeat” and “Critique of Religious Thought”, in which he radically attacked central dogmas of political and religious-cultural discourse within Arab society.
- Minbar Ibn Rushd: 20th Issue autumn 2016
we warmly welcome you to this new edition of Minbar Ibn Rushd, our online magazine. Here are our topics:
In December 2015 the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – SWP) in Berlin published a study entitled “The bitter harvest of the Arab Spring. Transformation, the change of the elite and a new social Mobilization” by Dr. Muriel Asseburg and Heiko Wimmen, now translated into Arabic and reviewed here by Dr. Hamid Fadlalla and Fadia Foda. The article summarises the main points of the study and discusses the development, aftermath and perspective of the Arab Spring revolutions. After this extensive analysis, which examines the dimensions of this wide movement and the regional and international complications, the conclusion reached is that it is a bitter harvest after five years of instability.
- Minbar Ibn Rushd 19th issue Spring 2016We are opening the issue with an essay by Rachid Boutayeb from Morocco entitled “The body of the other (towards a post-Islamic subjectivity)”. Islam, he says, being religion, culture and history, has made an important contribution to civilization in all of these aspects. Those, who want to deny this – out of a sense of anger or prejudice or ignorance – will be laying the ground for racist discourse, which contradicts even the fundamental values of democracy. On the other hand, those, who speak about Islam as something absolute, are demanding nothing less than that Islam should enforce its authority. The author recalls that the Koran says that man – every man – is God’s successor (Caliph) on earth. Each of us bears responsibility for life in the world. However, what we see today with the tyrannical rule of the regime in light of the confederacy of religious orthodoxy is a great distortion of this concept and of religion.
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 18th issue Winter 2015/2016العربية DeutschTable of Contents EditorialGerman English Arabic Arab Prison Literature Radwa Ashour – EgyptEnglish Experience with writing – Afterword to the autobiography “Dreams of freedom” Aisha Odeh – Palestine German The slow death of Muhammad Lghalu “- translated excerpt from the autobiography” Tazmamart: az-Zinzana raqam 10 (Tazmamart, cellule no. 10) Ahmed Marzouki – MoroccoGerman Excerpt from the […]
- Minbar Ibn Rushd: 17th Issue, Summer 2015Dear readers; this issue Minbar Ibn Rushd again offers you a new selection of interesting essays by authors from different Arab countries
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 16th issue winter 2014/2015العربية DeutschTable of Contents Editorial Abier BushnaqEnglish German Arabic Democracy in the Arab World. What chances does it have? Jörg Armbruster – GermanyArabic German Navid Kermani’s Speech before the German Bundestag on the 65th anniversary of the Basic LawNavid Kermani – GermanyArabic German A culture of tolerance, the tolerance of ambiguity Rachid Boutayeb – MoroccoArabic […]
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 15th issue spring 2014العربية DeutschTable of Contents Editorial Abier BushnaqEnglish German Arabic Darwin‘s Theaory of Evolution: Dusty hypothesis or luminous reality Habib Abd ar-Rabb Sururi – YemenArabic Palestinian Literature after Oslo: A testimony Ahmad Harb – PalestineArabic Power and the mentality of exploitation Ahmad al-Barqawi – Palestine/SyriaArabic The Moroccan youth between the individual and the collective I Abu […]
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 14th issue summer 2013Dear reader, this issue is dedicated to some of these complex problems in the Arab world. The focus is on education, which is why we begin and end the issue with it.
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 13th issue spring 2013Dear readers! The Arab world is facing major challenges. Only with new ideas, concepts and approaches will this part of the world be able to achieve what many others have enjoyed for a long time: equality of rights and obligations, a life without fear, a life in dignity, which guarantees equal economic and social opportunities for everyone,
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 12th issue, winter 2011/2012العربية DeutschTable of contents EditorialEnglish German Arabic Secular State and the Problem of Religion: Turkey as Example Sadiq Jalal al-Azm – Syria Arabic Mohamed Abed al-Jabri: Analyzing Cultural Heritage for the Sake of Modernism Ghassan Ali Osman – Sudan Arabic Interview with Abdalla an-Naim: „It is not Possible to Keep Religion Totally out of our […]
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 10th issue summer 2010العربية DeutschIndex EditorialArabic German English Methodical Introduction into the Study of Arab-Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages Muhammad Ahmad az-Zoebi – Syria/GermanyArabic Why Scientific Thinking has Failed in Modern Arab ThoughtAbd ar-Razzaq Id – Syria/FranceArabic Progressive Thought in Contemporary Islam – A Critical ApproachChristian W. Troll – GermanyArabic The Arab Critical Discourse – Between the Heritage […]
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 9th issue autumn 2006Against the background of the continuous war situation in the Arab world the issue of the integration of Arab immigrants into Western society has become more and more important. Is their integration in a crisis?
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 8th issue winter 2006Dear reader! Starting from the assumption that there must be found a way out of the dilemma of terrorism and that the reasons for the crisis in the relationship between the Islamic world and the West must be overcome by working out a solution together, a group of German diplomats, who have formally served in Arab countries, addressed the EU with an open letter of appeal.
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 7th issue autumn 2005Autumn is a time of reflection and contemplation and so – appropriate to the time of the year – we publish in this new virtual issue a couple of articles that look thoughtfully – back and forth – and ask many questions that concern all nations.
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 6th issue autumn 2004On August the 28th 2004 in Oxford the annual meeting „Project for Democracy Studies in the Arab World“ took place for the 14th time. This meeting of Arab academics is extraordnary, has it not indeed established itself throughout the years as a highly respected forum, in which modern Arab intellectuals elaborate on current issues that move the emotions of millions of Arabs around the world to find solutions for what seems to be insoluble. It is remarkable that this project, which was founded in the middle of Europe, has since then been a forum organized by Arabs for Arabs.
- Minbar Ibn Ruhsd – 5th issue Summer 2004We are most happy to be able to present to you some new interesting contributions from the Arab World. Please have a look! Three articles go back to the 12th Century to trace back the relevance Ibn Rushd and Ibn Arabi might have in modern times. In his compact presentation Abeeb Salloum tries to characterize Ibn Rushd by understanding his work and influence in his time. Mohamed Mesbahi applies Postmodern theory on reinterpreting Ibn Rushd’s and Ibn Arabi’s work from a new modern perspective. Hakam Abdel-Hadi takes the occasion of the IBN RUSHD Prize 2003, awarded to Muhamed Arkoun, to deliberate on the reasons for deteriorated conditions and political failures in the presence.
- Minbar Ibn Rushd 4th issue spring 2003العربية DeutschContents Editorial Abier BushnaqArabic German How to Confront Empire Arundhati RoyArabic A Difficult Journey to Palestine Hakam Abdel-HadiArabic German Evaluating Arabic Websites and Web Search Engines: Supply of Information in the Field of Media and Culture Abier BushnaqGerman Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature: Translation Grants for Books by […]
- Minbar Ibn Rushd, 3rd issue winter 2002العربية DeutschTable of Contents Editorial Abier BushnaqGerman Ibn Rushd’s Contribution to the Improvement of Arab Women’s Right Dr. George TamerArabic Moslems in Secular state: From Civil Rights to Social Commitment Heiner BielefeldtArabic New Secularism in the Arab World Ghassan F. AbdullahEnglish Criticism of Civilisation in the Arabic Literature of the 19.th Century, Ahmad Faris ash-Shidyaq […]
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 2nd Issue summer 2001العربية DeutschTable of Contents Editorial Abier BushnaqArabic German Human Rights in the Age of Globalization: An Arab Point of View Mohamed FayekArabic German Globalization and the Lack of a Common Arab Policy Muhannad Ibrahim Abu LatifaArabic Globalization and the Fears of the Arab World Kadhim A. HabibArabic Al-Multaqa ath-Thaqafi al-Arabi in Berlin Presents Itself Sa’id […]
- Minbar Ibn Rushd – 1st Issue summer 2001العربية DeutschTable of Contents EditorialM. Ali HachichoArabic German Thoughts on al-Hallaj Annemarie SchimmelArabic German Abul Alaa’ al-Maarri’s Doubts M. Abul Fadl BadranArabic Al Jazeera Satellite Channel: The Earthquake and its Aftermath Muftah al-SherifArabic Taha Muhammad Ali – A Palestinian Poet from Galilea Hakam Abdel-HadiArabic German