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Our Youth from Assimilation, Acculturation, Westoxification, to Deculturation!/Prof. Ahmed Guessoum

The Algerian Youth: Jewels of the Association of Muslim Scholars The publication of this issue of Le Jeune Musulman (The Young Muslim) coincides with the 82nd anniversary of the launching of the Association of Algerian Muslim Scholars by Sheikh Abdelhamid Ibn Badis and his fellow scholars on the 5th of May 1931. We all know […]

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Which Role for the Muslim Intellectual? (2/2) The Failure of the Imams!/Dr. Ahmed Guessoum

In the first part of this article, we defined the concept of “Intellectual” as we understand it and mentioned the work of some prominent non-Muslim and Muslim intellectuals. We highlighted how Noam Chomsky, Betrand Russell, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Malek Bennabi, and Ali Shariati represented different types, or should we say facets, of […]

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Which Role for the Muslim Intellectual?/Prof. Ahmed Guessoum

Oftentimes do we hear lengthy discussions by Algerian intellectuals and laymen alike about the state of decadence that the country has reached. We read in the newspapers detailed, often brilliant and precise, analyses of this state. Each one finds culprits on whom he/she hangs all the blame. First in this list one would find the […]