Mohammed Arkoun – FRONTIER OF THE MIND

Mohammed Arkoun - FRONTIER OF THE MINDAmongst his peers around the world, Professor Mohammed Arkoun (1928 – 2010) was regarded as one of the most influential scholars in Islamic studies contributing to contemporary Islamic reform. A native of the Berber village of Taourirt-Mimoun, Kabylie, Algeria, Mohammed Arkoun established his academic reputation with his studies on Ibn Miskawayh (932-1030), a prominent Persian philosopher and historian. As he began to consider how one might rethink Islam in the contemporary world, Arkoun’s questioning provided a counterpoint to the predominant interpretations of both the Muslim world and the non-Muslim West.

Arkoun was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Ismaili Studies and also a member of its Board of Governors, which is chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan.

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