• January 2016

      Naguib Mahfouz Annuals

      About Religiousness, Philosophy and Culture

      by Naguib Mahfouz

      “Undoubtedly, philosophy had deep impact on my thoughts and ideas. It also affected the way of my early living. I was deeply interested in the different points of view and ideologies between different philosophers, without being allied to any of them.” This statement by Mahfouz forms the cornerstone of this collection where he expressed his ideas about extremism, philosophy and culture. He believes a corrupted country is not so considered due to thousands of corrupted people living in it. The corrupted country, is the country that neglects the existence of just one corrupted person. It was mentioned before that extremism goes back to the severe torment, agony and bad treatment in prisons, and the sense of frustration youth are suffering; which is not, almost, true! Extremism and terrorism are the two sides of corruption. Extremists and terrorists believe they are purifying the society to regain its equilibrium. In the past, they were compelled to go through the path of violence, since there was no political opposition to express their points of view. But now, they have no reason to go through that path of violence. There is a room for numerous political parties and freedom.

    • January 2016

      Naguib Mahfouz

      About Arabs, Science and Progression

      by Naguib Mahfouz

      In this collection, Mahfouz focuses on the tension between the Islamic Civilizations and Western ones. He believes that there is a sort of a deflagrated competition between different religions, though they are similar in concepts and attitudes. Also, riva

    • January 2016

      Naguib Mahfouz

      About Politics, Society and Youth

      by Naguib Mahfouz

      In this collection, Mahfouz focuses on the interrelations between politics, society and youth. He believes that social life is the goal of all humans since the dawn of history. Cooperation between members of a group or a tribe was the way to achieve that

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      Naguib Mahfouz Annuals: About Youth and Freedom

      by Naguib Mahfouz

      Religion is taught in schools as if a branch of science consisting of some Koranic verses, prophetic tradition (Hadith), creed, worships, and biography! Pupils usually study such items by heart, then they go to exam and forget all. Religion is neither

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